Model for Evaluation of the Concentration of Dissolved Phosphorus during Leaching of Iron Oxide Ore in Oxalic Acid Solution

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Model for evaluation of the concentration of dissolved phosphorus (relative to the final pH of the leaching solution) during leaching of iron oxide ore in oxalic acid solution has been derived. It was observed that the validity of the model is rooted in the relationship lnP = N/a where both sides of the expression are approximately equal to 4. The model depends on the value of the final pH of the leaching solution which varies with leaching time. In all, the positive or negative deviation of the model-predicted phosphorus concentration from its corresponding value obtained from the experiment was found to be less than 22%, which is quite within the acceptable deviation limit of experimental results hence establishing the validity and precision of the model.

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C. Nwoye, "Model for Evaluation of the Concentration of Dissolved Phosphorus during Leaching of Iron Oxide Ore in Oxalic Acid Solution," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 3, 2009, pp. 181-188. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2009.83016.

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