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The Flocculation of Fine Particles With Polyethylene Oxide: A Proposed Mechanism.

Authors
Scheiner-BJ; Stanley-DA
Source
Soc Min Eng AIME Preprint 86-75 1986 :10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10005067
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines has developed a system for dewatering waste slurries by flocculating mineral particles with polyethylene oxide (peo) and dewatering the resulting flocs on static and/or rotary screens. This paper discusses data obtained from dewatering, rheology, and ion-exchange experiments. A possible mechanism is postulated for the attachment of peo to claylike particles through a water bridge with the intershell waters of the exchanged ion and the polymer.
Publication Date
19860101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 55-86
NIOSH Division
TURC;
Source Name
Soc. Min. Eng. AIME Preprint 86-75, 1986, 10 Pp
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