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Double-Species Slurry Flow in a Horizontal Pipeline

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P. V. Skudarnov, C. X. Lin, M. A. Ebadian

Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler St., EC 2100, Miami, FL 33174

J. Fluids Eng 126(1), 125-132 (Feb 19, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1637925 History: Received November 11, 2002; Revised September 11, 2003; Online February 19, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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The schematic diagram of the flow loop
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Comparison of experimental data for clear water flow with prediction of Wood’s 12 empirical equation
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Comparison of pressure gradients of double-species slurry with single-species slurries. Mean particle diameter 140 μm: a) Cv=5%;b) Cv=10%;c) Cv=15%
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Comparison of pressure gradients of double-species slurry with single-species slurries Mean particle diameter 260 μm: a) Cv=5%;b) Cv=10%;c) Cv=15%
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Comparison of pressure gradients of double-species slurry with single-species slurries. Mean particle diameter 530 μm: a) Cv=5%;b) Cv=10%
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Difference between pressure gradients for single- and double-species slurries: a) dm=140 μm;b) dm=260 μm;c) dm=530 μm
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Comparison of pressure gradients of double-species slurry with single-species slurries Slurry composed of dm=140 μm,ρ=2490 kg/m3 and dm=530 μm,ρ=4200 kg/m3 particles: a) Cv=5%;b) Cv=10%
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Comparison of pressure gradients of double-species slurry with single-species slurries Slurry composed of dm=530 μm,ρ=2490 kg/m3 and dm=140 μm,ρ=4200 kg/m3 particles: a) Cv=5%;b) Cv=10%;c) Cv=15%
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Difference between pressure gradients for single- and double-species slurries: a) Slurry composed of dm=140 μm(ρ=2490 kg/m3) and dm=530 μm(ρ=4200 kg/m3) particles; b) Slurry composed of dm=530 μm(ρ=2490 kg/m3) and dm=140 μm(ρ=4200 kg/m3) particles
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Particle size effect on pressure gradient of double-species slurry: a) Cv=5%;b) Cv=10%;c) Cv=15%
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Variation of the slope of linear fit of pressure gradient vs. flow velocity curves with mean particle diameter
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Comparison of pressure gradient predicted by the EGM model and measured experimentally for double-species slurry with dm=140 μm and Cv=15%

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