Andrii Shkop, Musii Tseitlin, Oleksіi Shestopalov, Valentina Raiko


The effect of the concentration and disperse composition on the flocculation strength to mechanical influence is investigated. It is found that the residual rate of floccules sedimentation after the mechanical influence at a constant rate of flocculant has a maximum value at a concentration of solids in the slime in the range of 7-30 g/dm3. The best results are obtained in all the experiments at a solids concentration of 10 g/l. It is found that at a concentration up to 7 g/l and more than 30 g/l, the floccules is formed. They have the lowest residual rate after mechanical influences. With increasing content of the solid fraction of 40-100 microns over 15%, the strength of floccules increases. They retain their shape and relatively high sedimentation rate even after mechanical influence. The obtained data allow to recommend correction of the slime composition before flocculant injection both the concentration close to the optimum, and the content of size fraction of 40-100 mm more than 15 %.


flocculation; polydisperse slime; floccules destruction; floccules strength; residual sedimentation rate

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21303/2461-4262.2017.00268


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