In-plant evaluation of dense medium process performances

R. Q. Honaker, A. Patwardhan

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The separation density and process efficiency values achieved by dense medium processes are a function of the particle size fractions being treated, hydrodynamics of the separator, and medium rheology. An in-plant evaluation of the dense medium processes being used in an operating preparation plant was conducted in an effort to develop relationships between the actual separation density and the medium density and to quantify the separation efficiency values. The results were found to correlate well with current fundamental and operating principles governing the processes, which are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-164
Number of pages16
JournalCoal Preparation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work presented in this publication was funded in part by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs through the Illinois Coal Development Board and the Illinois Clean Coal Institute (Project Number 96-1/1.1A-1).


  • Dense medium
  • Partition model
  • Probable error
  • Separation density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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