Numerical simulation of the effect of near gravity density particles on the performance of DMC treating coal

A V, Asha Kumari and Mangadody, Narasimha and Banerjee, Raja and G E, Sreedhar and R, Shivakumar and R, Kumar (2018) Numerical simulation of the effect of near gravity density particles on the performance of DMC treating coal. In: 29th International Mineral Processing Congress, 17-21 September 2018, Moscow.

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In this paper, numerical simulation of magnetite, medium segregation and coal partitioning have been made in a 350 mm diameter cyclone. An attempt is made to assess the nature of impairment in efficiency in relation to the increasing amount of near gravity materials in coal. The CFD model approaches the Algebraic Mixture (ASM) model with the granular option and Reynolds stress model (RSM) to resolve the air core and turbulent mixing of the medium and coal particles. The partition characteristics of the DMC were modelled using both Lagrangian & Eulerian particle tracking for particles ranging in size from 0.5 to 8 mm and in density from 1200 to 2000 kg.m-3. Lagrangian frame work based Discrete Phase model used to simulate the coal particle trajectories inside the DMC and attempted to understand the residence time of different size and density coal particles. It was observed that coal particles having density near to separation-density (having fifty percent of probability to under flow and overflow) are exhibiting increased residence time than any density particles. As expected the smaller size coal particles shows higher residence time than the coarse coal particles. CFD simulations on effect of NGM mass fraction are simulated and analyzed using ASM model including for coal and magnetite. Coal particles with high NGM content show significant effect in misplacement of coal particles towards wrong products at all relative densities. The residence time of the particles increases because of its increased interaction with near dense particles. The effect of NGM fraction on overall cyclone performance as well as detailed flow assessment in terms of residence time distribution, NGM particle concentration profiles with respect to LZVV is presented.

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Mangadody, Narasimha
Banerjee, Raja
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cfd, Dense medium cyclone, Lzvv, Near gravity material, Residence time distribution
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 06:35
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 06:35
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