Chapter 4

Particle Size Analysis

Size analysis of the various products of a concentrator is of importance in determining the quality of grinding, and in establishing the degree of liberation of the values from the gangue at various particle sizes. In the separation stage, size analysis of the products is used to determine the optimum size of the feed to the process for maximum efficiency and to determine the size range at which any losses are occurring in the plant, so that they may be reduced.

Keywords

Sieve analysis; sub-sieve techniques; data presentation; on-line analysis

4.1 Introduction

Size analysis of the various products of a concentrator is of importance in determining the quality of grinding, and in establishing the degree of liberation ...

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