Physical Separation in Science and Engineering

Physical Separation in Science and Engineering / 2004 / Article

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Volume 13 |Article ID 106840 |

Francesca Settimo, Paolo Bevilacqua, Peter Rem, "Eddy Current Separation of Fine Non-Ferrous Particles from Bulk Streams", Physical Separation in Science and Engineering, vol. 13, Article ID 106840, 9 pages, 2004.

Eddy Current Separation of Fine Non-Ferrous Particles from Bulk Streams

Received13 Mar 2004
Revised13 Apr 2004


Recovery of fine non-ferrous metals from waste streams is a notoriously difficult problem in eddy current separation technology. Existing processes either have a low capacity or an incomplete recovery for particle sizes below 5 mm. In a new process, the particles are fed slightly wet to make them stick to the surface of the conveyor belt. The action of the magnet rotor makes the non-ferrous particles tumble, so that they break loose from the belt and end up in front of the rotor. The new process combines a relatively high capacity with an almost complete recovery, even for heavy and poorly conducting non-ferrous metals.

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