Factors affecting the formation and properties of wet compacts

New data are reported on the formation of wet compacts from slurries. The compaction data are analysed through two consecutive mechanisms, filtration and consolidation. Process design parameters for each mechanism are obtained from the models which might allow calculations to be made from small-scale experiments. The magnitude and dependence of the constitutive parameters on pressure, pH and surface charge, particle size and shape, and the nature of the particle-particle interactions are shown through the experimental results.