The development of a mathematical model of the Stokes hydrosizer is presented as part of a general-purpose model of gravity separation. The model, which is of hybrid physical-empirical separation type, is based on settling theory, tuned to match industrial performance through a parametric approach. Details of the way in which this approach enables performance to be predicted are given and practical use of the model is illustrated by description of applications to plant optimization and equipment sizing. The quality of the model results is discussed with particular reference to the hydrosizer operation a the Wheal Jane plant of Carnon Consolidated, Ltd.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1987|