Pneumatic jigging: influence of operating parameters on separation efficiency of solid waste materials

Mohd Aizudin, Abd Aziz and Khairuddin, Md Isa and Radzuwan, Ab Rashid (2017) Pneumatic jigging: influence of operating parameters on separation efficiency of solid waste materials. Waste Management and Research, 35 (6). pp. 647-655. ISSN 0734242X. (Published)

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This article aims to provide insights into the factors that contribute to the separation efficiency of solid particles. In this study, a pneumatic jigging technique was used to assess the separation of solid waste materials that consisted of copper, glass and rubber insulator. Several initial experiments were carried out to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the technique. It is found that despite some limitations of the technique, all the samples prepared for the experiments were successfully separated. The follow-up experiments were then carried out to further assess the separation of copper wire and rubber insulator. The effects of air flow and pulse rates on the separation process were examined. The data for these follow-up experiments were analysed using a sink float analysis technique. The analysis shows that the air flow rate was very important in determining the separation efficiency. However, the separation efficiency may be influenced by the type of materials used.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Index by Scopus. IF: 1.338
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pneumatic jig; solid particle separation; solid particles
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Aizudin Abd Aziz
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 07:06
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 07:12
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