Authors: Treinen, JM; Cooke, R; Salinas, C


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Treinen, JM, Cooke, R & Salinas, C 2010, 'Energy induced rheology reduction of flocculated thickened tailings — pipeline system design methodology', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Paste 2010: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 385-392,

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Salinas et al. (2009) demonstrated the relationship between energy input and rheology reduction for flocculated thickened copper tailings. This phenomenon has important implications for the design of thickened and paste tailings pipeline and open channel systems. This paper presents the development of a bench top test to determine the energy input versus rheology reduction characteristic curve. The results of the bench top test are used to establish a design methodology for incorporating the rheology reduction into the design of paste and thickened tailings systems.

Salinas, C., Martinson, R., Cooke, R. and Ferrada, O. (2009) Shear and Rheology Reduction for Flocculated Thickened
Tailings, in Proceedings of the Twelfth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Vina Del Mar,
Chile April, 2009, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Australia, pp. 3–10.

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