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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 3 (1992), Issue 4, Pages 219-240

Application of Superconducting Magnets to Magnetic Separation. Some Selected Aspects.

Electrical Power Institute, The Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland

Received 8 August 1991; Accepted 3 October 1991

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One of the possible magnetic separation processes, the highgradient magnetic separation, is analysed. Mathematical model of separation for two alternative constructions, namely deflecting and matrix separators, is presented. The model enables the efficiency of separation to be analysed as a function of selected parameters. The performance of the matrix separator, as well as the phenomena that take place during the matrix replacement are described. Computed values of the magnetic force acting on the matrix that moves in the magnetic field are presented. A laboratory superconducting magnetic separator is described.