Consolidation of industrial clay wastes.
Scheiner-BJ; Zatko-JR; Smelley-AG
Environmental Symp 1980 Jan; :477-486
The Bureau of Mines is developing a dewatering technique for phosphatic clay slime waste produced in Florida phosphate facilities. The technique consists of mixing the slime waste with a flocculant, polyethylene oxide, and dewatering the resulting agglomerate on a rotary screen. Slimes containing a nominal 3 wt- pct solids have been dewatered to solids contents of 20 to 30 pct. This paper describes a series of laboratory investigations applying the Bureau-developed dewatering technique to a variety of ultrafine waste materials.
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Environmental Symp. 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-10, 1980, PP. 477-486