Enhanced analysis of spiral separation performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Zietsman, Johan en
dc.contributor.coadvisor Naude, Natasia en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Grobler, Jac De Clercq en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-27T07:28:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-27T07:28:30Z
dc.date.created 2016-04-07 en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.description Dissertation (MEng)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract Standard material analysis methods used in the heavy minerals industry to characterise spiral separation behaviour is unable to fully quantify performance differences between the available spiral profiles of today. This study proposes an enhanced method to analyse spiral products to identify key separation performance differences between different spiral profiles for specific feed materials. The enhanced analysis method has two major components. The first involves a material characterisation method that was developed using the analytical capability of QemscanR to simultaneously quantify particle density and particle size. The second involves a data presentation method that was developed by making improvements to the Holland-Batt equation. The standard material characterisation method was compared to the enhanced method using the separation products of two different spiral profiles with two different feed materials. The benefit of the developed method is clearly demonstrated by the additional separation performance information that it produced. This information enables the user to make more informed decisions when identifying spiral performance deviations in current installations, when selecting the correct spiral profile prior to spiral replacement, and during the spiral plant design process. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree MEng en
dc.description.department Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering en
dc.description.librarian tm2016 en
dc.identifier.citation Grobler, JDC 2016, Enhanced analysis of spiral separation performance, MEng Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/57481> en
dc.identifier.other A2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/57481
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title Enhanced analysis of spiral separation performance en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en


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