Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Mr. C.J. Paustian
Mr. F.M. Estep
Frequently, difficulties are encountered with mineral pulps in a mineral-processing plant, which are not alleviated or minimized by the application of such simple measures as varying fineness of grind of solid material, changing pulp density, or altering equipment operation (within practical limits). The basis of the difficulty in such a situation may be found in the very nature of the pulp-- its flow characteristics and behavior. Recognition of the problem followed by one-point viscometric measurement to determine fluidity can lead an operator to erroneous conclusions. Underlying this difficulty is the lack of technical literature concerning the application of ion exchange to rheological control of a mineral pulp. In this study, an attempt has been made to add to the available, useful literature regarding such application.
Treweek, Harold Bruce, "A Study of the Chemical Factors Affecting the Rheological Properties of a Quartz-Bentonite Suspension in Water" (1958). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 498.