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CONCENTRATION MILIEU DENSE [1 record]

Record 1 2016-03-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineral Processing (Metallurgy)
  • Processing of Mineral Products
DEF

Separation of relatively light (floats) and heavy ore particles (sinks), by immersion in a bath of intermediate density. This is the dense or heavy media, a finely ground slurry of appropriate heavy material in water.

OBS

for "sink-and-float" : ... notably used for separation of sinking shale from floating coal in a slurry of intermediate density.

Key term(s)
  • heavy-fluid separation
  • heavy fluids separation
  • sink and float concentration
  • heavy media concentration
  • heavy medium concentration
  • dense media concentration
  • dense medium concentration

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralurgie (Métallurgie)
  • Préparation des produits miniers
DEF

Mode de concentration d'un matériau utilisant la propriété des solides de flotter à la surface d'un liquide, d'une solution ou d'une suspension de masse volumique supérieure à la leur, et de plonger dans un liquide, une solution ou une suspension de masse volumique inférieure.

Key term(s)
  • séparation par suspension dense
  • séparation par flottants et plongeants
  • séparation par liquide dense
  • séparation par liqueur dense

Spanish

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