PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN ENTRAINED SOLIDS-FED PNEUMATIC CENTRIFUGAL CLASSIFIER.

Mark Stephen Klima, P. T. Luckie

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Abstract

An evaluation of the operating performance of a recently designed pneumatic centrifugal classifier is presented. This classifier has been modified from a separate air and feed input design to an entrained solids in air feed input. The evaluation first required determining the size distributions for the three streams (feed, fine, and coarse). Using size distribution data and mass flow rates, a size selectivity curve was calculated for each operating condition tested. This curve, in turn, was characterized by appropriate selectivity parameters (i. e. , the equiprobable or cut size, the sharpness index, and the apparent bypass values). The variation of these parameters with classifier operating conditions was examined. From these evaluations, the 'best' operating conditions for the classifier were then determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalMinerals and Metallurgical Processing
Volume1
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1984

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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