Gravity Separation & Concentration Methods

Gravity Separation & Concentration Methods

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Separation of Alumina and MgO (1 reply)

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Yathil
8 months ago
Yathil 8 months ago

I am looking for methods that you may have for the separation of Alumina from MgO. I am working on a design for a refractory brick recycling plant and I need to separate these 2 oxides to have a viable final product.

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Todd H
7 months ago
Todd H 7 months ago

It is not easy to separate oxides of this nature. Gravity wont work because their density is similar.  You could you pyrometallurgy but that is difficult and expensive.  I think you only option is to use flotation on finely ground material.  This will only work if you are able to work with a fine material for your final product.  Flotation wont be easy for these oxides but it my best suggestion.

Regards

Todd Harvey - Global Resource Engineering http://www.global-resource-eng.com

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