Impact of the Automatic Control of a Coal Separation Process in a Jig on its Economic Efficiency

Journal title

Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi - Mineral Resources Management




No 3

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The beneficiation process of fine coal in jigs consists of two phases: stratification of coal grains in the bed according to their density and then splitting the stratified material into the product and the discharged refuse. At first, during subsequent water pulsations induced by opening and closing of air valves, the stratification of coal grains takes place due to varied velocity of their upward and downward movement.</jats:p><jats:p>Grains of low density migrate to upper layers and grains of high density migrate to lower layers of the bed. The material travels horizontally on a screen along the jig compartment with the flow of water.</jats:p><jats:p>The stratification of grains due to their density is not perfect, because the velocity of their upward and downward movement depends in part on their diameter, shape and the way in which the material loosens within a given pulsation cycle. The distribution of coal density fractions in the bed, characterized by the imperfection factor</jats:p><jats:p>The distribution of coal density fractions for an ideal and a real stratification process was compared. The maximum mass of the product of the desired quality (ash content) can be achieved for the ideal process when the imperfection</jats:p>


Komitet Zrównoważonej Gospodarki Surowcami Mineralnymi PAN ; Instytut Gospodarki Surowcami Mineralnymi i Energią PAN




ISSN 0860-0953