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The beneficiation plant does this with equipment called “hydro-cyclones”. Slurry from the washer is fed tangentially into the cyclone (a conical chamber) at a high G force. The slurry swirls around inside the cyclone until fines overflow the top of the chamber. Coarse sand and phosphate particles swirl to the bottom of the cyclone and exit.