Low grade Iron Ore Beneficiation and the Process of Jigging Iron ore resources are getting consumed at an accelerated rate because of the growth in the production of iron and steel. Due to this reason the availability of high grade iron ore is reducing and the supply of high grade iron ore to iron and steel plants is declining sharply.
Iron ore is the material used to make pig iron, which is one of the main materials to make steel—98% of the mined iron ore is used to make steel. In 2011 the Financial Times has speculated that iron ore is "more integral to the global economy than any other commodity, except perhaps oil ".
Barsua iron ore mine in India has adopted Remco Jigs for beneficiation of low-grade iron ore fines. Bateman’s Apic jig is being used in iron ore mines of South Africa and has demonstrated how the technology is suitable for the separation of fine ferrous ores. A Batac jig is installed to reduce alumina content of iron ore fines from Noamundi
Low-grade ore is a term applied to iron-rich rocks with cut-off grades in the range of 25ï¿½30% Fe. It was the main supply of iron ore for many centuries of the World's early history of production of iron. Since the 1950s North America's main supply has been low-grade ore. The dominant economic iron mineral in low-grade ore is magnetite.
Iron is often used to make permanent magnets. One of the most important uses of iron ore is steel production, accounting for the bulk of iron ore processed annually. Iron-rich ores have a number of other uses, some of which are literally quite colorful; they are used in cosmetics, for example, and in the production of some paints, inks, and dyes.
Iron ore is used directly in the steelmaking process in the blast furnace in the form of lump, pellet, and fines (see Fig. 5). (Fines are converted to sinter feed in a sinter plant.) Iron ore pellets are also used in the production of DRI and HBI. Sign in to download full-size image