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Silica Sands

Silica Sands

attrition cells silica sand project australia tooperangOne of the most common applications for silica sands is in glass production although there are many other applications for silica sands including:

•    Foundry Sands
•    Filter Sands
•    Sodium Silicates
•    Sports Sands & Horticultural applications

There is not one specification for glass sands as a result of the many different types of glass that can be produced. Each glass has differing chemical and physical properties which require the use of different glass sands.
Most of the commercial glass in everyday use is soda-lime-silica glass. This includes:
•    Bottles
•    Jars
•    Flat Glass (windows, mirrors and vehicle glazing)

These contain between 70% and 74% Silicon Dioxide, the ultimate source of which is silica sand. Increasing proportions of this material are being recovered in the form of recycled glass (which is known as cullet).
The production of silica sands requires specialist screening and classification systems and the development of your silica sand processing system will involve a detailed analysis of your material – both the Particle Size Distribution and Chemical composition of your silica sand resource have an impact on the nature of the processing system to be employed.

spiral classifier silica sand project tooperang australia CDE GlobalA silica sand processing system will typically include a range of equipment from our product portfolio at the following processing phases:

•    Feed system
•    Screening
•    Scrubbing
•    Classification
•    Dewatering
•    Stacking / stockpiling
•    Water treatment & recycling
•    Tailings management

Case Studies

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  • Tooperang Quarry, Australia

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