Diamond processing / diamond recovery involves the separation of diamonds and other minerals from diamond bearing material. There are different methods when it comes to diamond recovery, one of which requires the use of a DMS plant. A DMS plant, or Dense Media Separation Plant, involves a process that uses the principle of gravity to separate materials with different densities. Dense Media Separation is an efficient initial process to separate diamonds from diamond bearing material, after which the material will be further processes for the final diamond recovery.
Coarse, Fine, Cyclone 60, Cyclone 40, DMS 70
65D, 100D, 150D, 270D, 270F
A DMS plant requires the use of Ferrosilicon, a Ferroalloy of Silicon and Iron, which is used in a powdered form. The Ferrosilicon powder is suspended in water, to form a pulp that is close to the density of diamonds (3.52 g/cm3). Once the ideal density is reached, the diamond bearing material is added to the slurry, and the separation process will begin. Gravity will make the heavy minerals sink to the bottom, while the lighter material will rise to the top. This process effectively separates diamonds from other material using the law of gravity. The mixture will also swirl at low speed, which will force heavier materials to the walls and bottom of the cyclone, to be filtered from the rest.
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DMS Powders is a leading producer of Ferrosilicon for use in the process of Dense Media Separation of diamonds. DMS Powders producer two different Ferrosilicon products, namely:
DMS Powders is a leading supplier and exporter of Ferrosilicon products in Africa. If you require Ferrosilicon products for your dense media separation process, talk to a consultant at DMS Powders today. Our team will assist with technical support regarding your selection of Ferrosilicon, to ensure that you get the best products to fit your needs.