publication . Article . 2017

Effect of moisture content on the flowability of crushed ores

Francisco Cabrejos;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: EPJ Web of Conferences, volume 140
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract
In many mining and industrial processes where large quantities of non-degrading bulk materials such as crushed ores are handled, silos, hoppers, stockpiles and chutes are widely used because they are economical and reliable (if properly designed and operated). However, they are not free of trouble and may experience flow problems such as arching, ratholing, erratic flow, limited storage capacity, limited discharge flow rate, caking, segregation and/or flooding. Moisture content and fine particles significantly affect the flowability of most ores, increasing their cohesive strength and turning them more prone to these problems. The purpose of this article is to h...
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free text keywords: lcsh:Physics, lcsh:QC1-999, Volumetric flow rate, Mass flow, Engineering physics, Caking, Flow properties, Petroleum engineering, Water content, Flow (psychology), Information silo, Laboratory testing
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