Metal Separation Service


The Department of Geology has a metal separation laboratory equipped with a Franz Magnetic Separator for the laboratory (Model LB-1), as well as a set of standard heavy liquids and devices for the separation of heavy liquids, in addition to hand magnets available for the separation of magnetic metals.

The main applications of this laboratory are:

- Separation of metals according to their density using heavy liquids such as bromoform and bromotritriethin.

- Separate metals according to differences in their dimagnetism susceptibility using a Franz magnetic separator.

The laboratory mainly offers undergraduate, graduate and petroleum science courses and assists faculty and graduate students to conduct research and provide advisory services to the local community.

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