Kaolin is one of the industrial minerals that can be found in commercial quantity. In fact, Nigeria has an estimated reserve of about two billion metric tones of kaolin deposit scattered in different parts of Nigeria including Ogun, Edo, Plateau and Nassarrawa states. The market for kaolin is very expand, sustainable and expanding becaused of the numerous applications of the product. Also there is an outright ban on the importation of kaolin into the country in order to stimulate the growth of the local industry.
Kaolin processing can be operated in two ways, the wet and dry process. The wet process is used when the silica content and impurities in the raw kaolin is high and usually the end product is high grade kaolin used in the pharmaceutical industry. The dry process involves several different stages, including drying, crushing, sifting and bagging of the raw kaolin and it is usually employed for raw kaolin with less silica and impurity content.
The dry process is simpler and produces a lower quality product than the wet process. Dry processed kaolin is used mainly in the rubber industry, and to a lesser extent, for paper filling and to produce fiberglass and sanitary ware. Wet-processed kaolin is used extensively in the paper manufacturing industry.
Most kaolin mineral is mined by open-pit methods using various types of equipment. The extracted kaolin usually is conveyed to the processing plants. For most applications, kaolin is processed by mechanical methods, such as crushing, grinding, screening, and sizing. However, because kaolin are used in such a wide range of applications, it is often necessary to use other mechanical and chemical processes, such as drying and calcining to prepare the material for use.
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Kaolin wet pulverizing process is much more complex than dry processing. The kaolin is dispersed in water after it is mined. The first step after dispersion is the removal of the coarse grit by setting procedures and vibrating screens.The resultant degritted slurry is fed into centrifuges to separate the kaolin into fine, intermediate, and coarse particle size fractions. The kaolin is then dewatered through a filtration process, dried in either rotary, apron ore spray driers, and prepared for final application.
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The size of the finished product of ultrafine mill can be adjusted between 325-2500 mesh. Due to its unique features of ultrafine end products and high grinding efficiency, SBM ultrafine mill has widely applications in powder processing and has been greatly welcomed in the world market. We could provide cutting-edge crushing and grinding solution for mining industry. If you are interested, please chat online with us for more information.
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