Variation of the wettability of Calcite with the surface roughness,

Ulusoy U. , Yekeler M. , Hiçyılmaz C.

X. Balkan Mineral Processing Congress-Mineral Processing in the 21stCentury, , Varna, Bulgaria, 15 - 20 June 2003, vol.1, no.1, pp.183-187

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Varna
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-187


Experimental investigations to determine the critical surface tension of wetting (C) values by contact angle goniometer and the surface roughness of calcite mineral from the ground products of ball, rod and autogenous mills by Surtronic 3+ direct measurement techniques are presented. The surface roughness values of particles in pelleted forms determined by Surtronic 3+ were stated in terms of the Ra values. The lower surface roughness and C values were observed in the autogenously ground particles while rod mill products had higher surface roughness and C values. It was concluded that, the wettability of calcite increases as the surface roughness of particles increases.