Selective separations in environmental and industrial processes using magnetic carrier technology

G. Moffat, Richard A Williams, C. Webb, R. Stirling

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1039-1056
Number of pages18
JournalMinerals Engineering
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1994

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