Zinc Collectors

Other Trading Names:

  • Zinc depressants
  • Zinc reagents
  • Zinc froth enhancers

CAS Number: 14324-55-1

HS Code: 293499

Types of Packaging:

  • 1 Kg HDPE Flourinated Bottle
  • 50 Kg PP Woven Bag
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Zinc Collectors




white powder

Initial M.P.


Heating loss


Zinc content


Residues on sieve(100um)


Chemical Description 

  • Zinc collectors are chemical reagents used in the flotation process to selectively bind to zinc minerals, facilitating their separation from other minerals in ore slurries.
  • These collectors are typically organic compounds containing functional groups such as xanthates, dithiophosphates, or mercaptans, which exhibit high affinity for zinc ions.
  • The chemical structure of zinc collectors varies depending on the specific compound and formulation, with each designed to optimize flotation efficiency and selectivity for zinc minerals.
  • Zinc collectors function by adsorbing onto the surface of zinc minerals, forming hydrophobic complexes that attach to air bubbles during the flotation process.
  • During flotation, the hydrophobic zinc mineral complexes attach to the air bubbles and rise to the surface of the flotation cell, forming a froth layer that can be skimmed off for further processing.
  • The selectivity of zinc collectors ensures efficient separation of zinc minerals from other sulfide minerals present in the ore, allowing for the concentration of zinc-rich concentrates.
  • Zinc collectors play a crucial role in the recovery of zinc from ores in mining and metallurgical operations, where zinc is a valuable commodity used in various industrial applications.
  • These collectors are also employed in the chemical industry for the purification and recovery of zinc from secondary sources such as recycled materials and industrial residues.
  • In environmental applications, zinc collectors may be used in wastewater treatment processes to remove zinc ions from effluents, contributing to pollution control and environmental protection efforts.
  • Research and development activities focus on optimizing the performance and environmental impact of zinc collectors, aiming to enhance their efficiency and sustainability in mineral processing operations.
  • The chemical structure of zinc collectors can vary widely depending on the specific compound and formulation used. Common functional groups found in zinc collectors include xanthates, dithiophosphates, thionocarbamates, and mercaptans.
  • Zinc collectors are designed to selectively bind to zinc minerals through chemical interactions, forming hydrophobic complexes on the surface of the mineral particles.
  • The hydrophobic nature of zinc collector complexes allows them to adhere to air bubbles introduced into the flotation cell, facilitating the flotation separation process.
  • Zinc collectors may undergo chemical reactions or transformations during the flotation process, such as oxidation or decomposition, which can affect their performance and efficiency.
  • The effectiveness of zinc collectors is influenced by factors such as pH, temperature, ore composition, and the presence of other minerals and reagents in the flotation circuit.
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