Mining Solutions


The BASF product portfolio aims to optimize the performance of both the inverse carbonate and direct apatite flotation, improving the phosphate recovery and grade while minimizing the reagent consumption.


Decreasing grades of phosphate ores feedstock drives a search for new technologies to maintain beneficiation costs at acceptable level. Strengthening environmental legislation in many countries is also imposing restrictions on usage of many chemical reagents, necessitating a “greener” replacement. 

As an example of successful introduction of “green” solutions, a range of biodegradable, low toxicity products replacing the alkylphenol ethoxylate (APEO) surfactants, which were developed by BASF. 

February 18, 2022
Phosphate Flotation Reagents article in Fertilizer International Magazine Jan-Feb 2022