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Magnetic Separator Simulation with LBM – Simulation in Process Engineering

How to constantly clean paint from iron particles?

In the painting lines in the automotive industry, iron particles that reside in paint of a previous production step like tiny welding beads can lead to optical errors in the lacquering of cars. To prevent problems caused by these inclusions, magnetic separators are used to continuously remove the metallic particles from the liquid paint.

Inside the magnetic separator, a static magnetic field is generated by permanent magnets. The magnetic forces attract the metallic particles towards the inner cylinder wall while the remaining liquid flows through and finally leaves the separator.

Here you can find more Information about Magnetic Separation.

Simulation with OpenLB ( and Visualisation by Daniel Krug and Marie-Luise Maier

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