We are proud to build THE BIG MOZLEY Multi Gravity Separator, a machine that gives you the ability to subtly enhance gravity and thereby separate mineral grains with a 1 SG (Specific Gravity) unit difference down to 5 microns size.
Because of our proven track record we work in partnership with some of the best laboratories in 98 countries to tailor our machines to your requirements.
Multi-Gravity or Enhanced Gravity Separation gives unrivalled efficiency in the continuous recovery and upgrading of mineral values contained in fine and ultra-fine particles. It is unique in enabling the production of high-grade concentrates at high recovery from low-grade tailings and middling streams. The operating principle may be likened to powerful, compact shaking tables. However, in the MGS the horizontal separating surface of a shaking table is wrapped into a conical drum which, when rapidly rotated, develops an enhanced gravitational field ideal for the recovery of ultra-fine heavy particles.
Slurry is fed into the MGS towards the centre of each drum. Wash water is added close to the outer end. Heavy particles are separated from lighter particles within a dynamic thin film of water under a force many times greater than gravity alone, assisted by the shake motion.The heavy particles are pinned to the drum surface whilst the light, lower density, particles are carried away by the wash water to discharge at the ‘tail’ outlet. The heavy particles are carried towards the outer end of the drum by a unique scraper system and discharge at the ‘concentrate’ outlet. The wash water gives the concentrate a final wash before discharge.
Recovery of valuable fine mineral particles minerals is a difficult problem in mineral processing and particularly in gravity separation. With decreasing particle size (<100 μ), the force associated with the water flow becomes dominant over that associated with gravity.
The MGS is effectively an enhanced gravity-shaking table. The table surface is folded forming a drum which on rotation creates variable centrifugal force or “enhanced gravity”. A sinusoidal shake is applied to this drum along its axis of variable amplitude and frequency. Under the effect of the centrifugal force, the heaviest particles penetrate the pulp film and are pinned against the inner surface of the drum where a series of scrapers drag these heavy minerals to the concentrate outlet.
The lighter particles (the gangue) are carried by the wash water to the rear of the drum and the tailings outlet.
Because the centrifugal force applied to the particles is far greater than the force of gravity exercised on a conventional shaking table, the separation between heavy and light minerals is in principle easier with the MGS Multi-Gravity Separator than with conventional equipment. Separation is effective where there is a 1 SG unit difference between the target mineral and gangue material.
The ore processing capacity of the industrial unit has a capacity of 3.5 t/hr per module.
The machines are low energy, mobile and highly reliable.
The operating principle of the Multi-Gravity Separator is similar to that of a conventional shaking table, except that centrifugal forces are used to enhance the separation of fine particles. In this system, feed slurry is distributed along the inner surface of a slightly tapered rotating drum. Light particles are carried by the flowing film to the far end of the drum, while heavy particles pinned against the wall by the centrifugal field are carried by rotating scrapers to the opposite end of the drum. A small amount of wash water is added to the heavies discharge end of the drum to wash out entrained low-density particles. Successful applications of the MGS technology include the concentration of cassiterite, chromite, wolfamite, graphite, mixed sulfides and gold.
Testing of a pilot-scale MGS unit was recently completed for applications involving the desulfurization of fine coal. The results of this work showed that the pyritic sulfur rejection obtained by the MGS was nearly twice that achieved using conventional fine particles processing techniques.
Since the unit operates under a low centrifugal field (<25 g’s) its throughput capacity is very low compared to the other enhanced gravity separators.
If you are unfamiliar with our gravity concentrators, our first recommendation is always laboratory test work. There is an excellent correlation between lab results and the industrial performance of our Concentrators.
Test work available:
- Liberation assessment (QEMSCAN or Inca)
- Light microscopy
- Size distribution
- Grind size optimisation
- Multi gravity testing
- Wet chemical mineral analysis
- ICP mineral analysis
- XRF mineral analysis
modeling and optimisation of multigravity separator for recovery of iron values from sub grade iron ore using three level three factor box behnken design