The feasibility of processing dilute suspensions of aggregates using small diameter hydrocyclones is demonstrated by presenting a critical assessment of previous work, and new experimental measurements employing in-situ particle size, density and mass flow measurements for the process streams coupled with robust data reconciliation procedures. A model is proposed to describe the breakage-separation phenomenon.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Geochemistry and Petrology
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology