|United States Patent||3,819,515|
|Allen||June 25, 1974|
A magnetic separator for kaolin clay brightening comprising: a ferromagnetic housing; a vertically elongated rectangular canister enclosed within the housing, said canister being filled with a stainless steel wool matrix and having a slurry inlet at its bottom and a slurry outlet at its top; a pair of electromagnetic coils flanking opposed vertical sides of the canister which generate a magnetic field horizontally across the shortest dimension of the canister; and a plurality of wash water inlets and outlets in said opposed vertical sides of the canister for periodically cross flushing the matrix to regenerate it.
|Inventors:||Allen; James W. (Orinda, CA)|
|Filed:||August 28, 1972|
|Current U.S. Class:||210/695 ; 210/222|
|Current International Class:||B03C 1/032 (20060101); B03C 1/02 (20060101); B01D 35/06 (20060101); B01d 035/06 ()|
|Field of Search:||210/42,222,223,409,79-81,269,275 209/212,213,223,224,232|