May 22, 2021

How to prepare high purity silica micro powder from quartz sandstone?

High purity silicon powder has the characteristics of good insulation, low thermal expansion coefficient and high chemical stability. It is widely used in semiconductor raw materials, silicon resin materials, solar cell substrates, optical glass electronic packaging materials, etc. Silicon powder is usually made of natural quartz or fused quartz by crushing, purification, grinding, grading and other processes. It is of great significance to develop and utilize quartz sandstone to prepare high purity silica micro powder by ball milling, scrubbing and magnetic separation.
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Analysis of quartz sandstone
The mineral composition and chemical composition of quartz sandstone were analyzed from a place.
Mineral composition
The volume fraction of single crystal quartz in the quartz sandstone is more than 95%, the sorting roundness is good, the quartz is heteromorphic granular, the particle size is mainly concentrated in the range of 0.05-0.2mm, the fracture is filled with gangue minerals, and there is a small amount of clay matrix between the particles.
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Chemical composition
The purity of SiO2 in the quartz sandstone is 99.47%, and the impurities with high content are Al2O3, Fe2O3, TiO2, K2O, Cao and MgO, and the sum of these six impurities reaches 0.0603%.
If the quartz sandstone is used directly, the SiO2 content of the product only reaches the ordinary silicon powder level. Only by reducing the content of other impurities through relevant processes can it be applied to the insulation pouring of electrical components and high voltage electrical appliances, epoxy resin sealing and other industries.
Analysis of micro composition of quartz sandstone
Quartz sandstone is mainly composed of fine quartz grains with the size of 20-30 μ m. The ore contains Al, K, P, CA, CE and other impurity elements, which may occur in phosphate minerals or clay minerals, and can be dissociated from quartz grains by ball milling and scrubbing process.
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Preparation of high purity silica powder from quartz sandstone
Process conditions
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The - 0.212mm quartz sand was obtained by jaw crusher crushing and screening, and the magnetic minerals and impurities in the quartz sand were preliminarily removed by dry high intensity magnetic separator (1.0T).
 
After ball mill scrubbing and grinding, the quartz sand is ground to a reasonable size, and the iron film and clay minerals on the quartz surface are removed by scrubbing. The ball mill speed is 600r / min, pulp concentration is 50%, grinding time is 80 minutes. The content of SiO2 in fine sand increased to 99.76%, the whiteness increased from 52.7% to 86%, and the content of impurities decreased.

 After ball milling and scrubbing, the residual impurities in silica powder need to be treated by acid leaching. The acid content is 12%, the mass ratio of oxalic acid, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid is 2.5:3.75:3.75, the liquid-solid ratio is 3ml / g, the temperature is 50 ℃, the ultrasonic acid leaching treatment is 2h, drying and dispersing to obtain high-purity silica powder.

Composition analysis of high purity silicon powder
After crushing, screening, magnetic separation, ball milling, scrubbing and pickling, the high purity silica powder is obtained: SiO2 99.95%, Al2O3 0.0038%, Fe2O3 0.0019%, K2O 0.0008%, TiO2 0.0054%, CaO 0.0024%, MgO 0.0009%, whiteness 87.5%, which can fully meet the requirements of electrical grade silica powder.
 
There are few raw materials that can directly produce high-purity silica powder, so it is very important to prepare high-purity silica powder from quartz sandstone for the development and utilization of quartz sandstone resources.

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