Chapter 13. Use of Rare-Earth Magnetic Separators for Improved Glassmaking Raw Materials
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1991 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4
How to Cite
Huntley, F. D. and Poley, J. E. (1991) Use of Rare-Earth Magnetic Separators for Improved Glassmaking Raw Materials, in Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313237.ch13
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780470374986
Online ISBN: 9780470313237
- laboratory-scale separations;
- magnetic force;
- minerals processors
The application of rare-earth permanent magnetic belt/roll separators to minerals processing holds great promise in providing lower cost, higher purity batch materials for the glass industry. This vastly underutilized technology can aid mineral suppliers andglassmakers alike in the development, production, and quality assurance of glassmaking raw materials. In the development of minerals resources, rare-earth magnetic separators can help define the mineral character of a deposit and establish optimum mineral processing methodology. In production, simplified processing schemes and lower operating costs are possible. In quality assurance, assessment of heavy minerals loading and process contamination can be facilitated. The permanent magnetic separator method provides much faster results compared to traditional minerals assessment techniques, saving time and labor costs, while providing accurate answers to a variety of raw material quality question.