The use of magnetoprocessing techniques in conjunction with magnetic supports for selective separations of colloidal particles, macromolecules and organics, on an industrial scale is reviewed. A specific case is presented illustrating liquid phase mass transfer enhancements attainable using a novel magnetoprocessing technique, the magnetically stabilised fluidised bed reactor (MSFBR). Results showed that a more than five-fold increase in liquid throughput could be achieved when a current of 40A was applied to a bed of magnetite/carrageenan gel beads. The paper emphasises potential magnetoprocessing applications for selective separations in mineral, biological and effluent treatment processes.
Moffat, G., Williams, R. A., Webb, C., & Stirling, R. (1994). Selective separations in environmental and industrial processes using magnetic carrier technology. Minerals Engineering, 7(8), 1039-1056. https://doi.org/10.1016/0892-6875(94)90032-9