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Sensor-based sorting technology recovers barite from barite ores

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241772D
Publication Date: 2015-May-29
Document File: 8 page(s) / 556K

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Abstract

This paper relate to methods of barite ore sorting. It describes methods that uses sensor based sorting to separate valuable barite-rich rocks in the ore from barite-poor or one consisting of different minerals. The method includes steps of mining, primary grinding, and screening to sensor-based sorting resulting in a product ore that contain pre-determined amounts of barium sulfate mineral. The process includes the use of X-ray transmission sensor-based sorting technology for processing of barite ores to separate barium sulfate mineral component from other minerals and to increase specific gravity of the ore.