Magnetic Separation

  • Charles Burroughs Gill
Part of the Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)


Magnetic separation utilizes the force of a magnetic field to produce differential movement of mineral particles through a magnetic field; this and the fundamental differences in the magnetic susceptibility of minerals constitutes the basis of separation to effectively obtain purification or concentration of mineral products. In addition, magnetic separators are widely used as devices to protect processing equipment such as crushers, mixers, conveyors, and screens, by the removal of tramp iron that has inadvertently gotten into the feed material and could be damaging if not removed.


Magnetic Particle Magnetic Separation Conveyor Belt Mining Engineer Feed Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Burroughs Gill
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  1. 1.Metallurgical Engineering DepartmentLafayette CollegeEastonUSA

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