Particle flow visualization in quartz slurry inside a hydrocyclone using the positron emission particle tracking technique
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- McGill University
For the past 120 years, hydrocyclones have been used a wide variety of industrial applications, with their main use in mineral processing being as a classifier. Hydrocyclone characterization relies heavily on empirical and phenomenological models. There is a need to develop a method by which the flow patterns can be quantified under industrial conditions. Positron emission particle tracking (PEPT), developed by the University of Birmingham in the late 1980s, has proven to be a powerful in situ visualization tool for engineering applications. This paper presents data on the motion of quartz particles in a two-inch hydrocyclone using the PEPT technique. Quartz tracer particles were labeled using the direct activation technique. The particle size range was between -2000 and +150 μm which illustrates the flow pattern of particles reporting to the underflow.
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||13 Apr 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2014|