The Stability Of Ferrosilicon Dense Medium Suspensions

Grobler, J. D.
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 4
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
Paper written on project work carried out in partial fulfilment of B. Eng (Mining Engineering) degree The stability of a ferrosilicon dense medium suspension is one of the most important parameters to keep under control since it determines the density gradient of the medium in the separation zone and thus directly influences separation sharpness. The stability of ferrosilicon suspensions were characterized using settling tests employing a differential pressure method. Particles smaller than 45 ┬Ám and especially the ore fines played an important role in the settling behaviour of the solids. High medium stability is favoured by ore fines, fine medium particles, and high medium densities. Keywords: dense media, ferrosilicon, dense medium stability, ore fines
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