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Title: Process for the physical segregation of minerals

Abstract

With highly heterogeneous groups or streams of minerals, physical segregation using online quality measurements is an economically important first stage of the mineral beneficiation process. Segregation enables high quality fractions of the stream to bypass processing, such as cleaning operations, thereby reducing the associated costs and avoiding the yield losses inherent in any downstream separation process. The present invention includes various methods for reliably segregating a mineral stream into at least one fraction meeting desired quality specifications while at the same time maximizing yield of that fraction.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174669
Patent Number(s):
6675064
Application Number:
09/669,076
Assignee:
University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10L - FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B03 - SEPARATION OF SOLID MATERIALS USING LIQUIDS OR USING PNEUMATIC TABLES OR JIGS B03B - SEPARATING SOLID MATERIALS USING LIQUIDS OR USING PNEUMATIC TABLES OR JIGS
DOE Contract Number:  
4-33585
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Yingling, Jon C., and Ganguli, Rajive. Process for the physical segregation of minerals. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Yingling, Jon C., & Ganguli, Rajive. Process for the physical segregation of minerals. United States.
Yingling, Jon C., and Ganguli, Rajive. Tue . "Process for the physical segregation of minerals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174669.
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abstractNote = {With highly heterogeneous groups or streams of minerals, physical segregation using online quality measurements is an economically important first stage of the mineral beneficiation process. Segregation enables high quality fractions of the stream to bypass processing, such as cleaning operations, thereby reducing the associated costs and avoiding the yield losses inherent in any downstream separation process. The present invention includes various methods for reliably segregating a mineral stream into at least one fraction meeting desired quality specifications while at the same time maximizing yield of that fraction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
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