Paper presented to the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Florida, 14-16 July 2014.
An experimental prototype that uses tailings miners of cyanide
process has been designed and built to the manufacture of
building bricks. This prototype is composed of three units. The
first unit, includes a thickener and a neutralizer tank. The
second unit, a filter, a mixer and a molder. The third unit
comprising a dryer - oven. The develop process allows the
entered tailings to be separated into liquid and solid, to be
neutralized later caro acid. Then, the resulting mixture will be
filtered and will be added the necessary additives (clay or
green clay) for the constitution of the brick. Finally, this
mixture will pass through a drying stage, where the furnace
oven temperature reached one thousand degrees centigrade.