METALLURGICAL TRANSACTIONS B-PROCESS METALLURGY, vol.23, no.4, pp.409-413, 1992 (SCI-Expanded)
The dissolution kinetics of colemanite, a boron-containing mineral, in aqueous disodium EDTA solutions were studied. The effects of concentration and pH of the solution, particle size, and temperature were examined. A decrease in pH and particle size increased the dissolution rate, while an increase in the concentration of the solution and temperature increased the rate. The activation energy and pre-exponential factor were calculated as 50.6 kJ mol-1 and 5.14 x 10(7) m s-1, respectively.