Titanium ore is abundant in South Africa and it is one of the most distributed in the crust. It accounts for 0.61% of the earth's crust and it is in the 9th position. After titanium, aluminum, magnesium, titanium ranks the fourth situation. It is the important material to make artificial rutile titanium slag, titanium white, titanium, titanium sponge and electrode coating. Titanium is a typical lithophile element and it often appears to oxide mineral.
Titanium, oxides and alloy products are the important new structure materials, anti-corrosion materials, coatings. It is known as "the third developing metal after titanium, aluminum metal" and "strategic metals", and it is "very promising" metal material. It is widely used in aviation, aerospace, ships, military industry, metallurgy, chemical industry, machinery, electric power, water desalination, transportation, light industry, environmental protection, medical equipment and other fields. This titanium can create great economic and social benefits and has important status and role in the development of the national economy.
Titanium ore always involved in ilmenite and miners need to process the ilmenite to get high grade titanium materials in South Africa. Ilmenite nominally contains only 53% TiO2, so it must be purified before further processing.
Raw ilmenite or slag ore is first soaked in sulfuric acid for several hours to free up the titanium from the mineral. The titanium dissolves as titanium sulfate while many impurities do not dissolve and are removed by settling. The hydrated form of titanium dioxide is produced upon hydrolysis in alkali at elevated temperature. This precipitate is filtered and washed to remove traces of titanium impurities that can affect the brightness of the pigments produced. Ions such as potassium, phosphorus, or aluminum may be added to control particle size and durability. The hydrate paste then undergoes a high temperature calcination stage that yields the solid white product.
The titanium ore production line is located in South Africa and the contract was signed in 2011. SBM has been in charge of the installation. In the same year on December another set of production line equipment were bought by the local miners. We have been establishing business with the company since then. Because of the high quality, reliable operation and high productivity of the machines, we have established business with other factories which make heavy metals from ores for many years. In addition, the programs for crushing heavy ores designed by our experts have been well received by the producers.
Jaw crusher for titanium ore mining crushing plant is primary crusher that mainly breaks the large scale size and hard materials with resist compression pressure lessthan 320MPA. Besides crushing titanium, this jaw crusher is widely used in mining, metallurgy, construction, highway, railway, water conservancy and chemical industry.
It is the most common equipment to process titanium materials. The jaw crusher can crush large size materials into small titanium ore particles.
Most titanium ore should be reduced less than 10mm before next dry separation. It is generally adopts two crushing system which includes coarse crushing and fine crushing to crush titanium ore in beneficiation plant. Jaw crusher is crucial crushing equipment in titanium ore crushing. Stone jaw crusher can crush most titanium product granularity less than 30mm. Jaw crusher features low energy consumption, low abrasion, and low operation cost.
For titanium belongs to the brittle materials. The fine crushing machine will be adopted as impact crusher. SBM impact crusher is designed for the brittle materials crushing process. Titanium ore impact crusher is for crushing soft and medium hard materials. It has a very high reduction ratio, which normally results in a three-stage crushing plant becoming a two stage plant with the impact crusher.
It is specifically designed to ensure rugged reliable operation coupled with simple maintenance, interchangeable wear parts and fast part replacement. SBM impact crushers provide low capital cost solutions, optimum performance and good cubical shape, whilst ensuring the lowest operating cost per ton, for a wide range of materials and applications.
Magnetic separation machine can be applied for wet dressing of ores with the size less than 3mm.
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Spiral classifiers are designed to provide the most effective pool area and overflow velocity requirements.
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