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Effect of compact spherical potassium 12-tungstosilicate and lithium heteropolytungstate additives on the rheology and surface chemistry of washed spherical and platelet α-Al2O3 suspensions: Patch charge bridging

Zhang, W., Sun, C., Leong, Y-K and Parsons, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-3956-6031 (2020) Effect of compact spherical potassium 12-tungstosilicate and lithium heteropolytungstate additives on the rheology and surface chemistry of washed spherical and platelet α-Al2O3 suspensions: Patch charge bridging. Powder Technology, 360 . pp. 937-943.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2019.10.063
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Abstract

The zeta potential data confirmed the adsorption of the large compact Keggin [Si(W12O40)]4- and heteropolytungstate (LST) anions on both α-Al2O3. The adsorbed [Si(W12O40)]4- ions should form a thick steric barrier, ~1 nm, but this effect was not reflected in the yield stress results. A relatively strong additional attractive force explained the increasing maximum yield stress. A similar result was observed with LST. For the spherical α-Al2O3 the largest maximum yield stress (at zero charge) occurred at 0.6 dwb% additive. This attractive force was attributed to patch charge attraction between the negative additive patch and the positive surface site. For the low surface area platelet α-Al2O3 suspensions, complete surface coverage occurred at a low additive concentration as reflected by an almost identical all negative zeta potential-pH behaviour at all additive concentrations at low pH. The slightly larger yield stress at pH 2.5 could be due to this patch charge bridging attraction.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Chemistry and Physics
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54582
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