Deposition velocities for slurry flows Academic Article uri icon


  • Although correlations have been produced which are adequate for predicting deposition velocities for many settling slurries, fine particles still present challenges in pipeline design. Although reasonably satisfactory correlations are available for particles with median diameters greater than approximately 90 pm, experimental measurements are required for finer particles. If the slurry flow is laminar, deposit-free flow may be achieved but it is not possible to design pipelines with confidence for this condition.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001