INVESTIGATION OF SEPARATION PERFORMANCE OF DENSE MEDIUM CYCLONE USING COMPUTER SIMULATION


Umucu Y.

PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROBLEMS OF MINERAL PROCESSING, vol.51, no.1, pp.303-314, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5277/ppmp150127
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROBLEMS OF MINERAL PROCESSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-314

Abstract

Dense medium coal processing technology has been widely used in coal preparation industries in the world since it is the most accurate and efficient coal preparation process to obtain clean coal with a highest possible yield. Separation of coal and impurities using this technology is based on density differences. In literature, a number of mathematical models exist for dense medium cyclones. One of the most widely used model in the coal industry was developed by Mineral Technologies, Inc. This model consists of the equation which predicts the operating performance of a well maintained dense medium separator for a given cyclone geometry (including cyclone diameter) and separation density. In this study, MODSIM (c) (education/demo version) dense medium cyclone model was applied to coal preparation plant owned by Soma Uyar Mining Co. As a result, the float-sink test results at separation density of the dense medium cyclone were predicted.