Title

Sedimentation in Presence of Water Soluble Polymers

Abstract

Soluble polymers are often present in sedimenting systems and their role is investigated. Some polymers which give rise to flocculation during sedimentation, also give rise to an unstable system. Some polymers which should adsorb and give rise to flocculation do not do so, and it is being surmised that this step for those polymers is more rapid compared to the sedimentation kinetics. Some other polymers show orderly behavior and no obvious signs of flocculation, and are presumed to be nonadsorbing. The material used was chalk at 4% by volume and two polymer concentrations at 0.5% and 1% were investigated.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Adsorption; Chalk; Flocculation; Polymers; Sedimentation; Solubility; Water Soluble Polymers

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1932691

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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