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The Influence of Selected Properties of Particles in the Jigging Process of Aggregates on an Example of Chalcedonite

AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Minerals 2020, 10(7), 600; https://doi.org/10.3390/min10070600
Received: 8 June 2020 / Accepted: 29 June 2020 / Published: 30 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Metallurgy)
The influence of the physical, geometric and chemical properties of particles on the results of aggregate separation by means of a laboratory ring jig is presented in this paper. The experiment was based on separation of chalcedonite particles in a narrow particle size fraction composed separately of regular and irregular particles, which was prepared in accordance with patent inventions. On its basis, the geometric properties—projection diameter and (volumetric and dynamic) shape coefficients—as well as physical properties—particle density—were determined in products of the regular and irregular particles. The terminal settling velocities of the regular and irregular particles were calculated for a randomly selected sample of particles in each obtained separation product. The statistical analysis of the geometric properties of the particles allowed to evaluate the influence of these parameters on aggregate processing with respect to selection of particles homogenous in terms of their shapes. The comparison of the particle shapes’ influence on the chalcedonite feed separation effects was made by the means of the values of the shape coefficients: the dynamic and volumetric ones. Additionally, tests were carried out using Raman spectroscopy in order to determine the mechanisms of density change in the aggregate. The research goal was realised through detecting and analysing the polymorphic forms of the silica and allogenic minerals precipitated on the surface and inside the chalcedonite particles.
Keywords: aggregate processing; jig; particles settling velocity; particle density; particle shape; particle chemistry aggregate processing; jig; particles settling velocity; particle density; particle shape; particle chemistry
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Surowiak, A.; Gawenda, T.; Stempkowska, A.; Niedoba, T.; Nad, A. The Influence of Selected Properties of Particles in the Jigging Process of Aggregates on an Example of Chalcedonite. Minerals 2020, 10, 600.

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