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Manganese graviry beneficiation processing plant designed by JXSC Mining

Manganese Gravity Beneficiation

This gravity separation plant is only used to beneficiate manganese ore with a simple structure and coarse grain size.

It is especially suitable for manganese oxide ore with high density. 

manganese ore

Manganese oxide ore
Manganese oxide ore is mainly composed of secondary manganese oxide ore of weathered deposits, in addition to some primary and secondary manganese oxide ore of sedimentary and hydrothermal deposits. The manganese minerals in the manganese oxide ore are mainly dolomite, pyrolusite and hydromanganese ore; the gangue minerals are mainly silicate and carbonate minerals, often accompanied by iron, phosphorus and nickel, cobalt and other components.

Manganese carbonate ore
The manganese minerals in sedimentary manganese carbonate ore mainly include rhodochrosite, calcium rhodochrosite, manganese-containing calcite and rhodochrosite; gangue minerals include silicate and carbonate minerals, often accompanied by impurities such as sulfur and iron. The ore is generally more complex, and the particle size of the manganese mineral inlay is as fine as micrometers, which is not easy to dissociate, and it is often difficult to obtain a higher concentrate grade.

Processing Flowsheet

 

Flowsheet for 100 TPH manganese processing plant

this setup is for the manganese ore process:

raw bin+vibration feeder>jaw crusher>belt conveyor>cone crusher>belt conveyor>vibration screen>belt conveyor>hopper+electromagnetic feeder>belt conveyor>ball mill>slurry pump>spiral chute>slurry pump>double drum magnetic separator

  1. the raw bin+vibration feeder for feeding materials to the jaw crusher automatically, you only need to load the materials to the raw bin by truck or excavator or else as you want.
  2. the jaw crusher is for crushing the raw ore to small pieces, then to the cone crusher to get the fine sizes.
    the vibration screen for separating the size +20mm back to the cone crusher, 0-20mm will to the hopper+electromagnetic feeder, then to the ball mill.
  3. the ball mill is for grinding the 0-20mm materials to 0-1mm, then using the slurry pump to transport the 0-1mm materials to the spiral chute to separate the heavy minerals.
  4. the double drum magnetic separator is for separating the manganese from other heavy minerals, making the manganese concentrate to a higher grade.

The capacity for this washing plant can be customized as per request such as 10tph, 50tph,100tph, etc

Flowsheet of 100 tph manganese processing plant

notes:

  • the belt conveyor from jaw crusher to cone crusher will need to add the iron remover to make sure the safe and efficient work of the cone crusher.
  • the spiral chute will normally make two phases, the concentrate from the first phase spiral chute will to the second phase to concentrate again, that will make sure a higher grade and also release the workload of the magnetic separator.

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manganese beneficiation

Because most manganese ores are fine-grained or fine-grained, and there are a considerable number of high-phosphorus ores, high-iron ores and symbiotic (associated) beneficial metals, it is very difficult to classify. At present, the commonly used manganese ore beneficiation methods include physical beneficiation (washing and screening method, gravity separation method, strong magnetic separation method, flotation method, combined beneficiation method), chemical beneficiation (leaching method) and special beneficiation (fire method enrichment method) ).

Washing and screening

Ore washing mainly uses mechanical scrubbing machine to separate the ore from the mud. Commonly used equipment includes ore washing sieve, cylindrical ore washing machine and trough ore washing machine. Usually, the ore washing operation is accompanied by the sieving operation. Directly flush the water on the vibrating screen or send the ore (net ore) obtained by the ore washing machine to the vibrating screen for screening. Screening can be used as an independent part to separate products of different particle sizes and grades for different uses.

Gravity separation

At present, the gravity separation method is only suitable for sorting manganese ore with a simple structure and coarser particle size, especially manganese oxide ore with a higher density. Commonly used gravity separation methods include heavy-medium beneficiation, jig beneficiation and shaker beneficiation.
The beneficiation process of manganese oxide ore is generally to crush the ore to 6-0mm or 10-0mm, and then to classify, coarse grade particles are sent to jig sorting, and fine grade particles are sent to shaker for sorting.

Strong magnetic separation

Manganese minerals are weak magnetic minerals (specific magnetization coefficient X=10×10-6~600×10-6cm3/g), can be effectively recovered in a strong magnetic field magnetic separator with a magnetic field strength of Ho=800-1600kA/m (10000-20000oe), and the grade of manganese can generally be increased by 4-10%.
Because the magnetic separation method has the characteristics of simple operation, easy control, and strong adaptability, it is widely used in the selection of various manganese ores, and various new coarse, medium, and fine-grained strong magnetic machines have also been successfully developed.

Magnetic-flotation

The strong magnetic-flotation method has good adaptability. The strong magnetic separator not only effectively removes the slime, but also improves the selection grade of flotation. Strong magnetic-flotation desulfurization can directly obtain comprehensive manganese concentrate products.
Sodium petroleum sulfonate instead of oxidized paraffin soap as collector can make the ore pulp sort at neutral and normal temperature, saving medicine consumption and energy consumption.

Leaching

Generally, manganese ore leaching methods include direct leaching, roasting leaching and biological leaching. Among them, the direct leaching method includes the hydrosulfite method, sulfur dioxide method, ferrous sulfate method and so on.
Taking the leaching method of sulfur dioxide for manganese as an example, the manganese ore is slurried, and sulfur dioxide gas is introduced, and the manganese oxide in the ore is converted into MnSO4 and MnS2O6. Lime milk is added to the filtrate to produce manganese hydroxide precipitation, and solid manganese hydroxide is obtained after filtration. This method is suitable for processing low-grade, inlaid fine-grained manganese oxide ores.

The above are common manganese ore beneficiation methods. In actual production, most of the manganese carbonate ore beneficiation methods use strong magnetic separation, heavy medium beneficiation method and flotation method.
The manganese oxide ore is mainly adopts gravity separation method, and the ore washing-heavy separation-reduction roasting-magnetic separation-heavy separation process flow is mostly used. Of course, it is often necessary to combine two or more beneficiation methods for refractory manganese ore.

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