Analyse der Prozesswassersituation der Schwertrübescheidung und Ermittlung von Möglichkeiten einer Kreislaufführung sowie technische Auslegung für die Aufbereitungsanlage in Wolfach

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of the process water situation of a density separation plant and determining possibilities of cycle management as well as technical specifications for the mineral processing plant in Wolfach

Matthias Max

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This master thesis deals with the development of a concept for reclaiming process water out of the tailings of a density separation plant. The tailings fed to the separation plant were sampled in reference to the ore type. The volumetric flow rates, solid contents, mineral assemblage and distributions of mineral phases were analysed. The properties concerning the settling characteristics with or without the use of flocculants were determined using cylinder tests. Based on this data a layout design for a potential thickener was carried out. The impact on the dense media separation and the downstream flotation plant by the use of flocclants were also investigated. The laboratory tests confirmed that there is no severe impact regarding these processes. Concepts for the construction of a potential thickener in the existing plant and the implementation into the separation process were developed. Investment and operating costs were estimated.
Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of the process water situation of a density separation plant and determining possibilities of cycle management as well as technical specifications for the mineral processing plant in Wolfach
Original languageGerman
QualificationDipl.-Ing.
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Flachberger, Helmut, Supervisor (internal)
  • Luckeneder, Christoph, Co-Supervisor (internal)
Award date15 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • thickener
  • flocculant
  • flotation
  • dense media separation
  • settling rate
  • thickener area

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