Cleave your material to cleanly separate all the different components from zircons and diamonds in rocks to e-waste
SELFRAG is selective fragmentation using high voltage pulsed power A 'bolt of lightening' is passed through the sample causing it to shatter along the boundaries of different material phases.
Preferentially reduces mixtures to individual components before reducing the particle size of a pure component. inclusions are liberated keeping the host material large
For highly crystalline material the impurities will be liberated first whilst keeping the size of the pure quartz crystals large.
Separate zircons, diamonds, gemstones and industrial minerals from the host rock
Separate recycling and e-waste into the individual components
The SELFRAG Lab is a small scale batch process. It is ideal for for extracting zircons for geochronology studies, gemstones from their host rock in addition to investigative work to upscale to a larger continuous SELFRAG system.
The reaction chamber can be a closed vessel or have a screen fitted to the base of the vessel where fine disaggregated material falls through the screen allowing the oversize to remain in the reaction zone.
The machine operates in batch mode for up to 1 kg of sample at a time.