Design of a ferrochrome-slag mechanical separator case study

Loice Keresia Gudukeya, Tawanda Mushiri, Charles Mbohwa

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This research focused on the design of a ferrochrome-slag mechanical separator for a company in Harare, Zimbabwe. The company's current production is 420 tonnes of alloy per month. The aim of project is to raise the production from 420 to 500 tonnes of ferrochrome production per month by introducing a mechanical separator at metal recovery plant that produces 80 tonnes. The difference in specific gravities of ferrochrome and slag is the key principle applied in achieving separation of the two products. The densities of ferrochrome and slag are 6800 kg/ m3 and 2800kg/ m3 respectively hence gravity separation method in water medium can be done.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04010
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, ICMAA 2017 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Feb 201727 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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