When mining, the extraction of calcium, phosphate, kaolin, and sand often requires the minerals to be mixed with water to form a slurry.
A slurry is a mixture of a solid and liquid which has a natural tendency to separate. If separation does occur several transportation, storage, and manufacturing problems can arise, including difficulty pumping or problems with production.
Brennsperse Dispersants help with the free flow of slurries by dispersing the slurry solids to slow or prevent separation. As a result, this yields a more consistent slurry.
Four positive things happen when using dispersants in your mining and slurry treatment processes:
- Drag Reduction: Dispersants reduce turbulence to allow for a more even flow.
- Slurry Stabilization: Dispersants yield a more evenly mixed slurry.
- Viscosity Improvement: Dispersants stabilize the overall viscosity of a slurry preventing
high and low viscosities.
- Scale Control: Dispersants prevent scale formation which hinders operation.