Factors affecting electrical comminution performance

Wang, Eric, Shi, Fengnian and Manlapig, Emmy (2012) Factors affecting electrical comminution performance. Minerals Engineering, 34 48-54. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2012.04.011

Author Wang, Eric
Shi, Fengnian
Manlapig, Emmy
Title Factors affecting electrical comminution performance
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2012.04.011
Volume 34
Start page 48
End page 54
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Factors affecting electrical comminution performance were investigated through experimental work and numerical simulations. The effects of feed size, under-sieve classification, incremental breakage and energy input level on particle pre-weakening and mineral liberation were tested with six ore samples. Using commercial software, COULOMB 3D, simulation was used to explore the trends between the electrical field distribution/intensity, and the ore particle electrical/mechanical properties. These results were used to interpret the differences in breakage and liberation for various ores. The results showed that the induced electrical field is strongly dependent on the electrical properties of minerals, the grain size, the location of the conductive minerals in rocks, and the particle shape/orientation. Understanding how the machine-related factors and ore-related factors affect the electrical comminution performance will assist in the machine scale up development.
Keyword High voltage pulses
High voltage pulses
Energy efficiency
Numerical simulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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