Development of the technology of hydrometallurgical processing fine product dewatering with the use of microwave radiation

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2018-6-142-36-38

N.A. Dubov, K.K. Kadyrov

The article deals with the application of microwave technology of hydrometallurgical processing of minerals. The authors present the general information and describe the advantages of microwave radiation for dewatering processes. The main problems of finely ground filter cake dewatering with the use of microwave technology are discussed. The first results of laboratory and pilot-scale tests with finely ground filter cake of hydrometallurgical process are provided. The authors note that the results are promising and a new microwave dryer technology has been developed on their basis.

Key words: microwave dryer, fine-particle dryer, microwave drying, conveyor drying, magnetrons

Mining Industry Journal №6 (142) 2018, p. 36