Characterization of the interactions within fine particle mixtures in highly concentrated suspensions for advanced particle processing

Akira Otsuki, Gary Bryant

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Abstract

This paper aims to summarize recent investigations into the dispersion of fine particles, and the characterization of their interactions, in concentrated suspensions. This summary will provide a better understanding of the current status of this research, and will provide useful feedback for advanced particle processing. Such processes include the fabrication of functional nanostructures and the sustainable beneficiation of complex ores. For example, there has been increasing demand for complex ore utilization due to the noticeable decrease in the accessibility of high grade and easily extractable ores. In order to maintain the sustainable use of mineral resources, the effective beneficiation of complex ores is urgently required. It can be successfully achieved only with selective particle/mineral dispersion/liberation and the assistance of mineralogical and particle characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
Volume226
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dispersion and coagulation
  • Electrical disintegration
  • Mineral separation
  • Particle-particle interaction
  • Rheology
  • Scattering
  • Zeta potential

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