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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 10 (2000), Issue 2, Pages 107-119

A Novel Advantage of HGMS Ordered Matrices

National Institute of Research & Development for Technical Physics, Mangeron Blvd. 47, Iasi 6600, Romania

Received 16 February 1999; Accepted 1 April 1999

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A novel benefit of an ordered High Gradient Magnetic Separation (HGMS) matrix, made up of parallel ferromagnetic wires is presented. One shows that the magnetic force Fm depends on α, the angle between the wires of the matrix and the applied magnetic field H0 . There is a relation between the tilting angles and magnetic susceptibilities of particles pulled out from the mixture. This relation proves a practical possibility of separating a mixture only by choosing adequate tilting angles; the method is named separation in angular steps. Finally one shows two applications based on this principle: a separator which extracts successively and another one which extracts concomitantly different magnetic fractions from a granular mixture.