In this work, the experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of temperature and sub-bituminous coal on upgrading nickel laterites ores by carbothermic reduction. The reduction was carried out in the muffle furnace at a temperature ranging of 800-1100 °C. The produced calcine from reduction step was grounded in vibrating mill, mixed with water and passed on a magnetic separator to separate nickel concentrates from the tailing. The experimental results showed that the concentrate with highest nickel grade was produced at temperature 1000 °C. The nickel grade on concentrate was 5.0 %, with the recovery of nickel was 80.6 %.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2017|
|Event||4th International Conference on Advanced Materials Science and Technology 2016, ICAMST 2016 - Malang, Indonesia|
Duration: 27 Sept 2016 → 28 Sept 2016
- carbothermic reduction