China targets low grade boron

Published: Thursday, 28 April 2011

To meet rising domestic demand China’s borates industry must start to develop its low grade boron resources as high grade reserves become depleted. Yu Yongfu assesses processing techniques to improve grade and recovery.

Railing salt mined from the Chaka salt lake of
Qinghai province, China; also an important boron
minerals resource but development is restricted
by poor transport and poor mining conditions.

Boron minerals are mainly used to produce borax, boric acid, various boron compounds and elemental boron.

These derivatives are important...

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