Removal of Iron from Ilmenite through Selective Chlorination Using PVC

PVC에 의한 일메나이트 광석 중 선택염화에 의한 Fe의 제거

Son, Yongik;Ring, Rie;Sohn, Ho-Sang

  • Received : 2016.05.02
  • Accepted : 2016.06.10
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Study on chlorination of ilmenite ore were carried out by using PVC(polyvinyl chloride) as the chlorinating agent in a static bed reactor for selective removal of iron. The effect of amount of PVC and reaction temperature were investigated. It was found that the removal ratio of iron increased with amount of PVC and temperature. After reaction with HCl gas generated from PVC, porous surface of the specimens were observed. As a result, HCl gas could react with iron in the central portion of ilmenite particle through these pores. Examination of data using kinetic model suggest that the selective chlorination rate is controlled by chemical reaction at the interface of particles. The activation energy for the selective chlorination of ilmenite using PVC was calculated as 20.47 kJ/mol.


ilmenite;selective chlorination;PVC (polyvinyl chloride);kinetics;activation energy


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