A study simulation and modeling on the performance of the heavy media cyclone in coal beneficiation

Umucu Y., Deniz V.

AGH Journal of Mining and Geoengineering, vol.36, no.4, pp.179-185, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: AGH Journal of Mining and Geoengineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-185
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


In this study, time-dependent performance of heavy-medium cyclone were determined with sink-float testing of the clean coal and the refused samples taken from cyclone feeding at Buruyar coal company located at Manisa-Soma Region. The samples taken from coal mines located at Denizli-Çivril region were firstly classified, and then subjected to floatsink test for washability assessment. Finally, hourly changes in the amount of clean coal and refuse recovered from processing of Denizli-Çivril coals with the dense media cyclone were determined using both classic simulation and modeling methods depending on performance values of the dense media cyclone. The results obtained from both methods were compared.