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A study of superconducting separators for weakly-magnetic ores.

Authors
Abdelsalam-MK; Boom-RW; Hughes-RR
Source
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries 1983; :1-200
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10003036
Abstract
A high field helical flow slurry separator was constructed to concentrate weakly magnetic ores with a magnetic moment about the value of hematite. The process is to flow the slurry helically around a current-carrying conductor in a cylindrical annulus. The magnetic field gradient forces magnetic particles inwards while nonmagnetic particles are deflected outwards by centrifugal force. Separation occurs at the exit end of the channel by a divider that separates inboard from outboard slurry. The separator performance was studied both theoretically and experimentally. A universal theoretical model was developed based on turbulent diffusion in cyclones. The model is in good agreement with experimental data.
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OFR 161-83
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries
State
WI
Performing Organization
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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