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Physical Separation in Science and Engineering
Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 31-48

Gravity Separation: Old Technique/New Methods

Senior Metallurgist, Lakefield Oretest Ltd, 12, Aitken Way, Kewdale 6015, Australia

Received 15 October 2002; Revised 7 January 2003; Accepted 9 January 2003

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A comparative review of various types of the main gravity separation devices, both in the recent past and present is presented. The application of each device is discussed in turn, with details of the variables involved and the respective advantages and disadvantages of the separators, together with explanatory diagrams illustrating the processes.