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Slurry Technology - New Advances

Trevor Jones

TFJ Consulting Ltd

Dr. Jones is a world-leading expert in naturally-occurring particle products - slurries, sludges, coal, ore, and gravel. A professional engineer with many years of research experience in the minerals industry and academia at the University of Nottingham, UK, Dr. Jones now operates his own engineering consultancy.

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Slurry Rheology Non-Newtonian Flows Wastewater Treatment Blood Rheology Slurry Measurement Slurry Tomography Pipeline Pigs Pipeline Cleaning Wear Swirl Induction Electrical Resistance Tomography Electrical Capacitance Tomography

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Safe and efficient transportation of liquids carrying a burden of solids is a common industrial problem. Examples of the challenges posed by handling such media are many and various: tailings from mineral processing plants must be carried to reclamation ponds, wastewater from sewage overflows must be prevented from polluting inland waterways and, on a smaller scale, the rheology of human blood is of great interest in the manufacture of ducts and stents for implantation into human circulatory systems.

Unlike pure liquids, slurries transported in pipelines require a minimum velocity to maintain the suspension of entrained particles. These particles cause abrasion and wear in pumps, valves, and bends. Modeling and simulation of the flow of slurries give an important insight into the selection of these components of a pipeline system. For example, the Two-Layer Model indicates minimum velocity and pumping pressure to inform the choice of pump required for a given duty.
Not all mixtures of particles and liquids can be considered slurries. A slurry has its character quite different from the carrying liquid (sometimes referred to as the vehicle). A Newtonian liquid has its shear stress directly proportional to its rate of deformation, but this is seldom the case for a slurry. In general, slurries are referred to as non-Newtonian liquids and ways of dealing with them are important threads in this text.

Pipe blockages and pipe wear cause high costs to industry, in both maintenance and loss of production. This waste, and environmental damage which comes with it, can be shown to be reduced by careful application of slurry technology. This book will welcome recent research efforts to understand slurries related to the above-mentioned topics.

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Review results due: October 12th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 11th 2022

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Trevor Jones

TFJ Consulting Ltd

Dr Trevor Jones is an engineering professional with extensive experience of industry and research over many years. Following 17 years as a project leader and ultimately head of Department of Beneficiation at the research centre of British Coal, Dr Jones was a researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK where he was supervisor for 5 doctoral students and lecturer in Mechanics for the undergraduate programme. In 2004 he started his consultancy business TFJ Consulting Ltd and was responsible for high value commissions for the nuclear industry. He is an enthusiastic contributor to Hydrotransport and Transportation and Sedimentation conferences and has published many papers in the proceedings of those conferences.

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