The difference between deep cone thickener and traditional thickener
Generally speaking, the equipment used by mining enterprises for tailings treatment is a thickener, which can be divided into traditional thickeners, high-efficiency thickeners and deep cone thickeners according to different functions. Traditional thickener equipment is mainly used to deal with enterprises with coarse grinding particle size, easy-to-handle ore, large tailings pond, and no need to add chemicals. It is the most old-fashioned pulp thickening equipment. At present, domestic mining enterprises mainly use high-efficiency thickeners and deep cone thickeners. The high-efficiency thickener has a small footprint, high settlement efficiency, and can achieve higher underflow concentration discharge and faster and more efficient return water utilization efficiency. A deep cone thickener has been developed to meet the needs of some enterprises for higher concentration of tailings underflow.
At present, the high-efficiency thickeners and deep cone thickeners that are mainly used must be used with flocculants. As a necessary medium for rapid solid-liquid separation, flocculants play a vital role in the tailings treatment process. The performance of flocculants is mainly affected by two factors:
●External conditions include thickener conditions and feeding conditions.
●The performance of flocculant.