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Model Input

125
O/F Size at 60% passing

100

MTPH Solids
(um)

MTPH Water

O/F %Solids

54

MTPH Slurry

U/F %Solids

80

% solids, wt

S.G. of solids

2.65

% solids, vol

Approx Circulating Load

300

(%)

S.G. slurry

82.7

Slurry Flow (l/s)


USGPM slurry

Units Conversion
psi

12.0

Kpa

82.7

Feed particle size (m)


%Recovery of this Size to U/F

80

D50C application from O/F 60% passing


manual input (any value)

99%

(Corrected)

In this model, C1, C2, C3 are generate

We can also get C1, C


C1, Correction for feed density
C2, Correction for influence of pressure drop
C3, Correction for sp gr solids
D50C base (m)
Cyclone diameter (inch)
Area of inlet nozzel (inch2)
Size of vortex finder (inch)
Actual throughput of a single cyclone of this size (USGPM)
Number of cyclone units required
Underflow per unit (USGPM)
Size of apex (inch)

100%

Cyclone Classification Curves


Particle

Reduced

90%

size, m

recovery

80%

(corrected)

(corrected)

70%

200

60%
50%
%Recovery
to Underflow

5.4

100%

90%
80%
70%
141

3.8

100%

100

2.7

100%

50%
%Recovery
to Underflow

71

1.9

97%

40%

50

1.3

80%

30%

35

0.9

45%

25

0.7

20%

18

0.5

10%

13

0.3

5%

60%

20%
10%
0%
1

9
2.1484903

10

0.2

100

3%

Feed Particle Size (microns)

Corrected

1000

Model Output
STEP 1 material balance
Overflow

Underflow

Feed

125

375

500

188

125

313

313

500

813

54

80

62

31

60

38

1.507

1.992

1.621

58

70

139

913

1105

2207

STEP 2 D50C application


208

(m)

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1, C2, C3 are generated from emperically


We can also get C1, C2, C3 from graphs
STEP 3 cyclone diameter
5.9

Graph 3

0.9

Graph 4

1.00

Graph 5

37
19.43
18.88
6.80
STEP 4 number of units required

900

Graph 1

2.5
451
4.25

Curves
Particle
size, m
(uncorrected)
1117

Graph 2

rons)

790
559
395
279
197

Corrected

140

Uncorrected
99
70

1000

49

10000