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Quartz sand is one of the important industrial materials. Because of special molecular chain mechanism, crystal shape and lattice change, it has some advantages like high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and high insulation . It is widely used to make glass, ceramics, and can also be used in foundry, metallurgy, smelting ferrosilicon and other industries. How is the raw ore processed to make quartz sand with high purity? Generally speaking, quartz sand raw ore can produce concentrates with different purities through different beneficiation processes. These quartz sand concentrates with different purities can be used for different industrial purposes, such as casting, making glass, etc.
What is the specific separation process of quartz sand concentrate? The following is the detailed separation process of producing quartz sand concentrates with different purity. When processing quartz sand raw ore, it can generally be divided into two parts: pretreatment operation and sorting operation.
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The quartz sand ore pretreatment includes crushing, screening and grinding. The specific process flow is as follows:
Quartz sand raw ore enters jaw crusher through vibrating feeder for crushing. The crushed products are transported to the circular vibrating screen for screening by belt conveyor. The ore that has reached the standard is sent to the following process in advance. The remain ore after screening is sent to the spring cone crusher for secondary crushing. Such a process is a two-stage and one closed-circuit crushing and screening operation. Such a closed-loop operation can improve the efficiency of crushing and screening, and at the same time can fully recover the concentrate in the quartz sand raw ore.
The crushed and screened quartz sand ore needs to be ground with a rod mill to separate the concentrate and impurities as much as possible. The specific grinding technological process is as follows: the crushed and screened ore is transported to the powder silo by the belt conveyor for temporary storage. Then the ore powder will enter the rod mill for grinding under the action of the feeder and the belt conveyor. After grinding, the product will be pumped into the hinder settler through the slurry pump for further processing. The above is the grinding operation in the quartz sand sorting process.
The above is the two-step pretreatment in quartz sand separation process. After the above processes, we need to select the corresponding ore beneficiation process according to the purity requirements of quartz sand. You can get to know the three kinds of quartz sand separation processes.
After grinding and the first settling, the coarse concentrate is pumped into the second hinder settler for secondary settling. The settled upper part of the pulp is sent to the vibrating screen for processing. The slurry left by the screening will flow into the slurry pump for the three settling treatment. The qualified concentrate after sedimentation will be concentrated and dehydrated through the dewatering screen. The quartz sand concentrate after dehydration is foundry sand. There is a closed circuit in this part of the process flow. This closed-circuit circulation process is that the lower part of the slurry of secondary sedimentation enters the second vibrating screen for processing, and then enters the first vibrating screen for secondary screening. Such closed circuit screening can recover more quartz sand concentrate.
Glass sand is a kind of quartz sand with higher purity. Therefore, its separation process will be more complicated than that of foundry sand. As mentioned above, a three settling treatment is used in the production of foundry sand. The lower part of the first settling process of the three settlings is used to produce glass sand. The specific process is as follows: the sedimented part of the slurry flows into the plate magnetic separator to remove weakly magnetic impurities. The product after removing impurities needs to flow into the slurry pump and wait for two settling treatments. The processed concentrate flows into the dewatering screen for dewatering treatment to complete the entire process of sorting quartz sand for glass sand.
After grinding, the quartz sand slurry will be pumped into a hinder settler by a slurry pump for classification. The classified tailings are used to produce fine mud. Coarse concentrates are used in the production of foundry sand and glass sand. Coarse quartz sand tailings need to use the thickener to further improve their grade. The size of the thickener depends on the amount of tailings. The product flowing out from the bottom of the thickener also contains a lot of moisture. Thus, it is necessary to use an automatic hydraulic chamber filter press to remove the moisture. It should be noted here that before the pulp enters the filter press, a mixer should be used to evenly distribute the mineral particles in the pulp. This can improve the dehydration efficiency . The filter cake dropped from the filter press is the final finished fine mud.
The above is the separation process of quartz sand with different purity. From the above, we can know that the higher the purity of quartz sand, the more complicated the process flow is. Therefore, when dealing with quartz sand, the ore beneficiation process design is particularly important. Xinhai has participated in the design of many quartz sand concentrators and beneficiation processes. With more than 20 years of practical experience, we can provide you with reasonable and efficient quartz sand beneficiation process design. Welcome to consult!