A Novel Pneumatic Planar Magnetic Separator for Magnetite Beneficiation: A Focus on Flowsheet Configuration

Emmanuel Baawuah, Christopher Kelsey, Jonas Addai-Mensah, William Skinner
2020 Minerals  
In our previous studies, we investigated the performance of a novel pneumatic planar magnetic separator (PMS) for the dry beneficiation of a selected magnetite ore. In the present study, we have extended the studies on the PMS with the focus on investigating how various PMS processing flowsheet configurations influence its performance. The outcomes were subsequently compared with those of a Davis tube recovery (DTR) tester. The study demonstrated that the use of PMS in the dry beneficiation of
more » ... y beneficiation of magnetite ores is feasible, and operating the PMS in different flowsheet configurations positively influences the magnetite concentrate grade and purity. Finally, the study showed that the PMS performance compares well with that of DTR and can potentially replace DTR in operations that are carried out in arid regions.
doi:10.3390/min10090759 fatcat:w3y6jmhvuzec7pw5zy2bzvd6xa