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Vertical flotation of particles in a paramagnetic fluid

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posted on 06.10.2017, 10:07 by Shi-Xiao Liu, Mark LeaperMark Leaper, Nicholas J. Miles
Hirota et al. [6] found that the magneto-Archimedes force could be used to levitate biological materials at different heights in pressurized oxygen, providing the possibility to separate them. However the magnetic levitation of mineral particles has not been widely explored. With this in mind some preliminary experiments were performed by levitating pure mineral materials in a paramagnetic solution manganese (II) chloride. Besides the report of levitation heights of various mineral particles in manganese (II) chloride solution, the lines obtained from the basic formula provided by previous researchers were compared with experimental data. The act of cryogenic paramagnetic fluid in the magneto-Archimedes levitation was also demonstrated. The obtained results are compared with the same particle levitation heights in manganese (II) chloride solution.

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This work was funded as part of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Basic Technology Programme: Magnetic Levitation Technology for Mineral Separation, Nanomaterials, and Biosystems for Space Exploration (GR/S83005/01).

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Published in

Powder Technology

Volume

261

Pages

71 - 77

Citation

LIU, S., LEAPER, M. and MILES, N., 2014. Vertical flotation of particles in a paramagnetic fluid. Powder Technology, 261, pp.71-77.

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© Elsevier

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

ISSN

0032-5910

eISSN

1873-328X

Language

en

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