Classification and breakage of flocs in hydrocyclones

E. J. Roldán-Villasana*, Richard A Williams

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1225-1243
Number of pages19
JournalMinerals Engineering
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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