The LST Heavy Liquid Separations Laboratory is modular in design and containerised, which makes it easily relocatable. The facility only requires a supply of power, fresh water and compressed air (optional) to operate.
All required parts are provided, including a stock of LST Heavy Liquid, with replacement items available off-the-shelf as required. The unit is capable of processing up to 100 samples per day in a safe and efficient environment, or can be expanded to suit client needs.
Why choose our equipment?
- user-friendly reclamation system
- >99% LST recovery per use
- non-toxic and stable alternative for traditional heavy liquids
- fully containarised, so easy to relocate.
Heavy Liquid Separations (HLS), also known as float-sink tests, are a standardised analytical procedure that allows for controlled separation of materials by their density.
The fluid medium in which the separations occur defines the specific gravity (SG) ‘cut-point’. Particles with a SG higher than the medium will sink, while lower-SG particles (usually silica and other gangue particles) will float. HLS is a useful tool for mineral exploration as well as for metallurgical evaluations. Ultimately, it is a fast, inexpensive and repeatable method to determine the Heavy Mineral (HM) content of a sample.
Traditional heavy liquids, such as bromoform and TBE, are highly toxic, volatile substances and in some cases are considered to be carcinogenic. IHC Mining uses LST Heavy Liquid, a non-toxic and stable alternative.
General Manager IHC Mining Australia
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