Final Flotation Waste Kinetics of Sintering at Different Heating Regimes

  • Mira Cocić University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor
  • Mihovil Logar University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining – Geology
  • Branko Matović University of Belgrade, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Materials Science Laboratory
  • Snežana Dević Institute IMS Belgrade
  • Tatjana Volkov–Husović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
  • Saša Cocić Reservoir Minerals Inc.
  • Viša Tasić Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor


In the copper extraction, especially during the process of flotation enrichment and the pyrometallurgical processing, the waste materials that represent huge polluters of environment are being generated. In order to examine the application of Final flotation waste (FFW) in the manufacturing of new materials from the glass-ceramic group phase and mineral composition were examined as well as thermal properties. FFW kinetics of sintering has been tested at different dyamics (1oC/min, 29oC/min and 43oC/min), in order to find the optimum conditions for sintering with a minimum amount of energy and time consumption. The samples were examined using: X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence analysis, SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and thermal microscopy. The best results for the production of glass ceramic materials were obtained during the sintering at heating regime of 29oC/min.