Quantitative in-situ analysis of collector adsorption reactions by FTIR internal reflection spectroscopy
Researchers in flotation chemistry have long sought to describe collector adsorption phenomena in greater detail including kinetics, orientation and interactions between adsorbed species. Now a quantitative description can be made in-situ using FTIR internal reflection spectroscopy. Details of the adsorption process at the surface of mineral crystals, machined into internal reflection elements, can be described from first principles, provided the refractive indices, incident angle, and wavelength of light are known.
Miller, J. D., & Kellar, J. J. (1989). Quantitative in-situ analysis of collector adsorption reactions by FTIR internal reflection spectroscopy, in Sastry, K. V. S., & Fuerstenau, M. C., eds. Challenges in Mineral Processing. SME/AIME, Chapter 6, 109-29.
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