Experiment sorting of non-ferrous metals by new orientation ofmagnetic disk separator

Nadjib K., Nour El Islam Ayad A., Bozkurt A. F., Erkan K., Alshareef M., Ali E., ...More

IET SCIENCE, MEASUREMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-10, 2024 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/smt2.12192
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Eddy-current technique has been used in several industrial applications, such as nondestructive

testing and characterization, transmission systems, and separation processes.

The main advantage of other separation techniques for eddy current separation is the

absence of direct contact and do not use other liquid and water. This paper presents a

novel configuration for a single-disk vertical eddy current separator, covered by alternating

permanent magnets. Unlike several other works, which employ a horizontal orientation for

magnetic disks. The advantage is that it contains one driving motor, few strong permanent

magnets, and a small size and simpler construction than the usual eddy-current separators.

In this work, the analysis of an eddy current separator with magnetic single disk using a

numerical model based on finite element method, the obtained partial differential equation

is done into the numeric solver. The experimental device was realized to separate two kinds

of non-ferrous waste: aluminium and copper. The experiment results show the effect of

speed variation, metals size, and kind of metal on ejection distance.