Evaluation of a solid-bowl centrifuge for ultrafine size separations

A. P. Pinkerton, M. S. Klima

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Solid-bowl (decanter) centrifuges are used extensively to dewater slurries in a wide range of industries. However, the application of decanters as classification devices is trot as common. In this study, the performance of a continuous, pilot-scale, solid-bowl centrifuge was evaluated when classifying an ultrafine coal slurry containing nearly 60% material less than 10 μm. The test conditions included centrifuge bowl and scroll speeds, volumetric feed rate, solids concentration and pond depth. Centrifuge performance was evaluated using size selectivity curves and the corresponding performance parameters, along with product yields and solids concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalMinerals and Metallurgical Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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