Potash Feldspar Processing Plant
Processing potash feldspar before export or local sale adds value to them. In cases where minerals are mined primarily for export, potash feldspar 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.
Potash feldspar Processing Flow
- Mining; Mining potash feldspar begins at ground level be identified by diamond drilling core samples on a grid hundreds of feet into the earth.
- Crushing; The crushed material is transferred by belt to an ore storage building, which holds up to 220,000 tons of potash feldspar.
- Concentrating; A series of conveyor belts continuously feed the ore into ten large 27-foot-diameter
- Mixing; potash feldspar is added to meet the requirements of steel customers in the blast furnace process
- Pelletizing; Pellets are screened to meet the size specification, with undersized or oversized pellets crushed and returned to the balling drums
A machine working in a potash feldspar 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.
The choice of potash feldspar processing equipment depends on the type and amount of feed material to be crushed. Jaw crushers as primary crushers used at mining operations today, although some operations use impact crushers, low-speed roll sizers and feeder breakers. Cone crushers remain the most popular for fine crushing applications, although some mines use vertical impact crushers for tertiary and quaternary crushing.