Mineralogical Characterization of Barsua Iron Ore Slimes and its Beneficiation Through Gravity and 2-Stage Magnetic Separation Techniques

Authors

  • Department of Fuel & Mineral Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad 826 004
  • Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad 826 004
  • Department of Fuel & Mineral Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad 826 004

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jmmf/2017/26995

Keywords:

Iron Ore Slime, WHIMS, Spiral Concentrator, Hydro Cyclone.

Abstract

In this study, characterization is done to understand the occurrence, quantity and quality of the ore and its characteristic to establish its physico-chemical properties and to pave way for its beneficiation for economic use. The results indicated the liberation size for beneficiation to be below 150 micron, contains approx. 58% Fe, 2.53% SiO2 and 4.30% Al2O3 . Different process such as hydro-cyclone, spiral concentrator and WHIMS were employed in series for the beneficiation of iron. The grade was significantly increased from 57.67% Fe in feed to 63.16% Fe in concentrate. Approx. 30% of SiO2 present in feed is also reduced from 2.53% to 1.77% and approx. 50% of Al2O3 present in feed is removed.

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Published

2017-06-01

How to Cite

Patra, S., Dash, A. K., & Venugopal, R. (2017). Mineralogical Characterization of Barsua Iron Ore Slimes and its Beneficiation Through Gravity and 2-Stage Magnetic Separation Techniques. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 65(6), 362–366. https://doi.org/10.18311/jmmf/2017/26995

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