Innovations in dense medium separation technology

Napier-Munn, Timothy J., Bosman, Jeremy and Holtham, Peter N. (2014). Innovations in dense medium separation technology. In Corby G. Anderson, Robert C. Dunne and John L. Uhrie (Ed.), Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy: 100 years of innovation (pp. 265-275) Englewood, CO, United States: Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration.

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Author Napier-Munn, Timothy J.
Bosman, Jeremy
Holtham, Peter N.
Title of chapter Innovations in dense medium separation technology
Title of book Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy: 100 years of innovation
Place of Publication Englewood, CO, United States
Publisher Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780873353717
Editor Corby G. Anderson
Robert C. Dunne
John L. Uhrie
Chapter number 18
Start page 265
End page 275
Total pages 11
Total chapters 44
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper presents a brief account of the 100-year history of practical dense medium separation in mineral and coal processing, and identifies the key developments over that period in equipment, equipment scale, dense media, process design, and modeling and control. Early developments related to mechanical design of static bath separators, and the use of natural materials as media. Ferrosilicon for high density separations first appeared in the 1930s, and a major advance occurred in the invention of the dense medium cyclone by Dutch State Mines in the 1940s, which has dominated DMS processes ever since. The most important innovation in the last 50 years has probably been the major increase in the scale of equipment, in particular that of cyclones. Other improvements have been largely incremental.
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Additional Notes Presented at "2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit and CMA 115th National Western Mining Conference, February 24-27, 2013, Denver, CO, USA" during the Technical Session "Innovation in Metallurgical Processing Symposium: Separations Innovation II" as "Innovations in Dense Medium Separation".

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Created: Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 15:43:42 EST by Karen Holtham on behalf of Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre