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Volume 108, 20172017 International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering (ICMAA 2017)
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Design of a ferrochrome – slag mechanical separator case study
University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Auckland Park 2006, P.O Box 524, Johannesburg, South Africa
This research focused on the design of a ferrochrome – slag mechanical separator for a company in Harare, Zimbabwe. The company’s current production is 420 tonnes of alloy per month. The aim of project is to raise the production from 420 to 500 tonnes of ferrochrome production per month by introducing a mechanical separator at metal recovery plant that produces 80 tonnes. The difference in specific gravities of ferrochrome and slag is the key principle applied in achieving separation of the two products. The densities of ferrochrome and slag are 6800 kg/ m3 and 2800kg/ m3 respectively hence gravity separation method in water medium can be done.
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