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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 4 (1992), Issue 1, Pages 19-29

The Application of Superconducting Magnet Systems to Dry Magnetic Separation of Coal

1Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
2Institute of Geotechnics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Received 14 January 1992

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Two laboratory-scale facilities for dry magnetic separation using superconducting magnet systems are described. The results of magnetic separation of pulverized coal samples from various open-cast mines in Czechoslovakia, using these facilities, are presented. The efficiency of both open-gradient and high-gradient magnetic separation techniques, together with pretreatment of coal samples, are discussed.