Pyrite mineral processing As a kind of mineral resource, pyrite plays an important role in many areas. There are two methods for pyrite mineral processing which are gravity separation and flotation separation. Gravity separation is often used for processing medium particle disseminated pyrite ore with good separation performances.
Sulphuric acid plant based on roasting of pyrite concentrate The technology for the roasting of fine flotation pyrite concentrates is a stationary fluid bed for small throughputs or a circulating fluid bed for high throuphputs up to approx. 1,800 t/d. . With a heat recovery system, this roasting plant layout can be considered
Pyrite is used to create iron sulfate that is used to make nutritional supplements, ink, lawn conditioner, water treatment and flocculation, moss killer, and many other chemical processes. Iron sulfate which comes from pyrite is used to treat iron deficiency anemia.
Gravity concentration tends to recover the pyrite with the gold, and only removes the lighter minerals, such as quartz, from the ore. The most difficult particles to gravity concentrate are the fines, and 75 microns to 2 microns are definitely very fine.