October 2023
Volume 75    Issue 10

Numerical simulation study on the capture and recovery of rare earth mineral particles in Bayan Obo ore in a superconducting magnetic field

Xu, Peng; Zhao, Zengwu; Bai, Qingwei; Liu, Xinyang; Wang, Jieliang; Lei, Xiao

ABSTRACT:

Bayan Obo ore contains many kinds of minerals and complex mineral compositions, which leads to the low recovery and difficult separation of rare earth minerals. Superconducting magnetic separation is an appropriate technique for capturing rare earth minerals using a magnetic matrix. In this work, a fully coupled finite element model (FEM) was established to study the influence of various factors on the capture of rare earth minerals under a high-gradient superconducting magnetic field.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2023) 40:1383–1398, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-023-00808-z
 

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