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4.1: Introduction

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  • Most slurry transport models use the terminal settling velocity, the particle drag coefficient or the particle Froude number. So it is important to have a good understanding of these parameters.

    The settling velocity of particles depends on the grain size, shape and specific density. It also depends on the density and the viscosity of the carrier liquid the grains are settling in and upon whether the settling process is laminar or turbulent.