The effect of fine particles on slurry transport processes

Y. S. Fangary, A. S. Abd El Ghani, S. M. El Haggar, Richard A Williams

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The effect of varying the proportion of fine particulates in a polydisperse phosphate slurry on pressure losses during hydraulic transportation is described. Experimental data showing the benefits which can be derived by tailoring the particle size distribution are presented. Regions of optimal operation are identified for pipe diameters of 1, 1.5 and 2 inch for solids loadings of 1.45% by volume. New qualitative phenomenological correlations are proposed to describe the results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-439
Number of pages13
JournalMinerals Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997


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