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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 133-144

Development and Applications of a Drum Medium–Intensity Permanent Magnetic Separator

Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, P.O. Box 67, Hunan, Changsha 410012, China

Received 11 October 1995; Accepted 8 December 1995

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper describes the development and testing of a drum medium—intensity permanent magnetic separator. The magnetic field strength on the drum surface can be increased to 0.8 T using a new magnet technology. Uniform distribution of a feed can be achieved with a two—stage feed system. Industrial tests were carried out using a manganese mineral from DouLan manganese mine. The results obtained show that good separation results can be obtained using the separator, with upper limit of the separation size being 30 mm.