The bentonite clay processing plant is to produce maximum value from a given raw material. This goal can be a crushed product with certain size and shape or maximum recovery of metals out of a complex ore. The technologies to achieve these goals are classical, complementary and well defined.
The bentonite clay is run through a final processing of mining, crushing, separating, concentrating, mixing, pelletizing, and shipping. Heavy industrial mining equipment, expansive mines, and a skilled labor pool are all required. The bentonite clay processing plant used includes primary crushing equipment, secondary crusher, production trucks and heavy-duty conveyors.
A machine working in a bentonite clay processing flow cannot perform better than the process environment will allow it to. Parameters like type, size and amount of feed, % solids in slurries, additives, discharge conditions etc. will always guide equipment performance and operation economy.
Processing bentonite clay before export or local sale adds value to them. In cases where minerals are mined primarily for export, bentonite clay processing will ensure that the tailings which may contain some yet unidentified minerals and known valuables that cannot be concentrated by the present methods are left in place until an improved technology for their efficient recovery and identification of all components is developed.