A review on dolomite: Genesis, application and processing

Sunil Kumar Tripathy, Y. Rama Murthy, Lopamudra Panda, Veerendra Singh, P. K. Banerjee, Atul Bhatnagar

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Dolomite is an important industrial mineral which is mainly used for metallurgical purpose. In recent years, there has been a rapid demand of dolomite with parallel to the steel production. At the same time, much information is available in the general literature concerning to this mineral; however, this is often uncoordinated information and widely dispersed. So, it is necessary to provide the adequate information systematically, which offers researchers an effective and easy way to obtain specific details about dolomite. This review critically evaluates different world deposits of dolomite along with their genesis, application of dolomite in different industries, beneficiation possibilities and other utilisation of dolomite fines by using different alternative techniques. Finally, some challenging issues that need special attention are suggested in the conclusion for further improvement of these processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Mines, Metals and Fuels
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


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