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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 3 (1992), Issue 4, Pages 241-258

Potential of a Dry Rotating-Disk Magnetic Separator

Technical University, Graz A-8010, Austria

Received 18 December 1991

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Selectivity is a severe problem in dry magnetic separation. Dry rotating-disk magnetic separator utilizes radial magnetic forces that compete against centrifugal mass forces. Genuine equilibrium of forces, which is compulsory for high selectivity can thus be achieved at a high level of magnetic force. The potential of an iron-pole separator for intergrown ferromagnetics, as well as of a superconducting system for paramagnetic materials is discussed.