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Particle capture of elliptic cross-section matrices for parallel stream high gradient magnetic separation

Xiayu Zheng (Central South University, Hunan, China)
Yuhua Wang (Central South University, Hunan, China)
Dongfang Lu (Central South University, Hunan, China)



The purpose of this paper is to model the particle capture of elliptic magnetic matrices for parallel stream type high magnetic separation, which can be a guidance for the development of novel elliptic cylinder matrices for high-gradient magnetic separation (HGMS).


The magnetic field distribution around the elliptic matrices is investigated quantitatively and the magnetic field and gradient were calculated. The motion equations of the magnetic particles around the matrices were derived and the particle capture cross-section of elliptic matrices was studied and was compared with that of the conventional circular matrices.


Elliptic matrices can present larger particle capture cross-section than the conventional circular matrices and can be a kind of promising matrices to be applied to HGMS.


There is little literature investigating the magnetic characteristics and the particle capture of the elliptic matrices in HGMS, the study is of great significance for the development of novel elliptic magnetic matrices in HGMS.



This work was financially supported by Co-Innovation Center for Clean and Efficient Utilization of Strategic Metal Mineral Resources.


Zheng, X., Wang, Y. and Lu, D. (2016), "Particle capture of elliptic cross-section matrices for parallel stream high gradient magnetic separation", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 187-199.



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