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Magnetic Separation News
Volume 1 (1984), Issue 3, Pages 123-138

Magnetic Separation Research: A Survey of Some Activities in The Netherlands

1FDO Technische Adviseurs, P.O.Box 379, Amsterdam I000 AJ, The Netherlands
2Research Institute for Materials, University of Nijmegen, Toernooiveld, Nijmegen 6525 ED, The Netherlands
3Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN, Petten, P.O. Box 1, 1755 ZG, The Netherlands

Accepted 2 April 1984

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A survey of magnetic separation research at FDO Engineering consultants, the University of Nijmegen, and the Energy Research Foundation (ECN) will be given.

FDO efforts were primarily on coal cleaning using the high gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) technique. The Institute for Materials of the University of Nijmegen performs fundamental studies on magnetic flocculation. A continuous flow magnetic separator is briefly described. The Energy Research Foundation has built and operates an HGMS–system with superconducting magnets. Auxiliary equipment enables the execution of well controlled HGMS pilot scale tests.

Intensive contacts and cooperation exist between scientists of the 3 research organisations, and with other industries which are interested in magnetic separation applications.