sal industrial flotada

12:27 Sep 17, 2019
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Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / industrial materials
Spanish term or phrase: sal industrial flotada
In a technical data sheet from Spain for translation to US English. The full name of the material the sheet refers to.

I assume the "flotada" part relates to the production method, but am not clear how that would be translated into English. The data sheet itself and associated documents add nothing to help understand it. I have found another separate reference that might be a guide:

"La producción anual de sal en España se sitúa en torno a los 5,2 millones de toneladas, de las que unos 1,5 millones son de sal marina, 2 millones de salmuera, 800.000 toneladas de sal de mina, 600.000 de sal flotada y 300.000 de sal vacuum."
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4industrial flotated salt
Daltry Gárate
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sal flotada > sel de potasse

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industrial flotated salt

Se refiere al proceso de purificación de la sal (mediante flotación) para uso en la industria química y para consumo humano


Flotation. In many types of rock salt the impurities (anhydrite, insolubles) are dispersed throughout the crystalline salt. The final product quality attainable by flotation therefore depends not only on salt grinding, and thus on minerals separation, but also on removal of the impurities with the foam product, which is influenced by the used flotation reagents. Selective separation of anhydrite from fine-ground rock salt requires grinding to 250 mm and the use of sulfated fatty acids. Sulfate contents of 500 ppm in the final product are achievable. Disadvantages of salt flotation result from the very fine grains, which can be hard to debrine and require additional effort during later production of brine. Attention must be paid to the complicated handling of the flotated salt and its residual flotation reagents, and a suitable possibility for disposal of the tailings must be available...

Flotation was the only unit operation that was promising. Flotation takes place in the SALEX process naturally. Krebs Swiss only had to enhance the natural flotation with suitable reagents. In search for reagents, they came across a potash mine with a plant for salt flotation. The flotated salt was used by chloralkali producers using mercury and membrane cells... of salt IM96.p...

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Reference: sal flotada > sel de potasse

Reference information:
sal flotada | Spanish to French | Mining & Minerals / Gems - › kudoz › 3578620-sal-flotada
Montaje y instalación de cintas para el transporte de sal flotada. Je ne vois pas du tout de quoi il s'agit. Merci..

Note added at 2 hrs (2019-09-17 14:35:05 GMT)

Fleur de sel - Wikipedia › wiki › Fleur_de_sel
Fleur de sel or flor de sal is a salt that forms as a thin, delicate crust on the surface of seawater .... Calcium, 0.1%. Magnesium, 0.4%. Potassium, 0.2%. Iron, 5 mg/ ...

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