Magnetic Separation of FCC Equilibrium Catalyst by HGMS

  • Xiang, Fazhu (Guangzhou Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals) ;
  • He, Pingbo (Department of Mineral Engineering, Central South University) ;
  • Chen, Jin (Department of Mineral Engineering, Central South University)
  • Published : 2001.10.01

Abstract

Effects of magnetic field and carrier gas velocity on the magnetic separation of FCC catalyst by a high gradient magnetic separator were studied. The activities of the equilibrium catalyst, the magnetic particles and the nonmagnetic particles were evaluated in a fixed bed microreactor The results showed that heavy metal contaminated catalyst can be selectively separated by means of high gradient magnetic separation at magnetic field 0.5T and carrier gas velocity 0.3m.s$^{-1}$ , and lightly metal contaminated catalyst retained high catalytic activity.