Wet-drum magnetic separators are used extensively for upgrading iron ore and for magnetite recovery in dense-medium separation circuits. In this study, the performance of a continuous, laboratory wet-drum magnetic separator was evaluated both with and without the application of ultrasonic energy when processing dense medium slurries. Test variables included magnetic-to-nonmagnetic ratio, solids concentration and nonmagnetic material. The results indicate that, under certain conditions, the purity of the magnetic material increased after ultrasonic treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Minerals and Metallurgical Processing|
|State||Published - Feb 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Metals and Alloys