Industrial Suitability of Recent Coastal Sands of Ilmenite, Rutile, Garnet and Monazites of Gosthani and Champavathi River Confluences, Andhra Pradesh, East Coast of India

Authors(3) :-K. Bangaku Naidu, K. S. N.Reddy, M. Anji Reddy

Geochemical studies of ilmenite, rutile, garnet and monazite grains by using Electron Micro Probe Analysis (EPMA) from coastal sands of Gosthani and Champavathi river confluences, East Coast of India. The TiO2 content (av.51.49%) in ilmenite and rutile (94.47%), based on chemical properties, chlorate process is better than sulphate process in the extraction of TiO2 from ilmenite in view of environmental protection. Almandine –Pyrope (Al-Py), garnets are of high concentration in coarse and medium fractions. In the monazites the ∑REE ranges from 43.47 to 67.78% (av.54.69%), ∑LREE varies from 42.90 to 64.08% (av.53.31%) and ∑HREE ranges from 0.57 to 3.70% (av.1.38%) in the study area. Monazites are suitable for extraction of LREE and Th, better understanding of the mineralogy, geochemistry, industrial suitability and radiological significances for the coastal placer deposits. The chemical grade of these heavy minerals is of high quality and contains less impurities and within the limits of industrial specifications. These heavy minerals of the present study area, Bhimunipatnam - Konada (BK), are of inferior quality when compared to those of Australia, China and U.S.A, and Q, MK, TN (India) and are superior to the OR Grade. This paper deals with industrial suitability of recent coastal sands of Gosthani and Champavathi river confluences.

Authors and Affiliations

K. Bangaku Naidu
Center for Environment, Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University Hyderabad, Telangana, India
K. S. N.Reddy
Department of Geology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
M. Anji Reddy

Ilmenite, Rutile, Garnet, Monazite, Gosthani River and Champavathi River

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K. Bangaku Naidu, K. S. N.Reddy, M. Anji Reddy , " Industrial Suitability of Recent Coastal Sands of Ilmenite, Rutile, Garnet and Monazites of Gosthani and Champavathi River Confluences, Andhra Pradesh, East Coast of India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.167-178, January-February-2018.
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