The process of oxidation of sulfide zinc concentrate containing larger quan
tities of iron (in the form of pyrite and marmatite is studied through ther
mal treatment in a stationary layer and air atmosphere. The following metho
ds of study are used: Mossbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, D
TA and TG, chemical analysis, etc.
Mossbauer spectroscopy was used to keep track of the presence and changes i
n the content of the following phases: FeS2, mZnS . nFeS, CuFeS2, FeSO4, Fe
2O3 and ZnFe2O4 in the initial concentrate and in the products of its oxida
tion at different temperatures.
Conclusions are made about the influence of roasting temperature on the con
tent of the different iron-containing phases in the oxidation products. (C)
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