Large throughput iron ore oscillatory dewatering system

Project Number: P1150A
Status: Active
Amira Program Manager: Olga Verezub


This project is an extension to its predecessor – AMIRA P1150 “Moisture measurement and control for iron ore conveyor systems” – which discovered the optimum oscillation motions to enhance moisture migration for a range of iron ore types; over 1% moisture reduction was achieved for deslimed ROM iron ore product exhibiting bottom moisture migration behaviours; and nearly 2% moisture reduction was achieved for non-deslimed ROM iron ore product exhibiting top moisture migration characteristics.

The key project objectives for P1150A are:

Benefits from sponsoring this project:

Once implemented in operation, a dewatering system based on this technology can provide direct multi-million dollars saving for iron ore producers in transport cost; it will also lead to significant indirect benefits in material handling efficiency gains for increasing throughput operation.