An experimental study on floating solids in a liquid bath

Mohamed N. Noui-Mehidi, Hugh Blackburn, Richard Manasseh, Geoffrey Brooks, Murray Rudman

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This study is concerned with an experimental investigation of the minimum speed and the associated power consumption to achieve the submergence of floating solids in a stirred vessel. The physical modeling was achieved by using water as the liquid medium and pine wood pellets as buoyant particles. Particular attention was given to the effects of pellet size and pellet load on submergence. Power consumption was found to be increased when larger pellets were used. Tests performed to the study the load effect showed an increase in the power consumption when the total load increased. A 20% increase in power consumption was required to submerge larger pellet sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2005 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 13 Feb 200517 Feb 2005
Conference number: 134th


ConferenceThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2005
Abbreviated titleTMS Annual 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco


  • Pelletised solids
  • Pellets submergence
  • Pyrometallurgy

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