How To Extract Iron From Sand Sciencing
Regular sand, also known as feldspathic sand, brown sand, or construction sand, will always contain some silica, but only in amounts less than 95 . For example, typical brown sand used for concrete applications can contain up to 80 SiO2, along with varying amounts of iron, carbonate, potassium, and other trace elements minerals.The present work aims to study the removal of iron from silica sand with oxalic acid. Based on the above mechanistic observations, an attempt was made to optimise the process parameters and reach a high degree of iron removal at minimum operating cost. The parameters studied were temperature, pH of the solution, oxalate concentration, Ar.