Authors: Crozier, M; Johnson, J; Slottee, SJ

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Crozier, M, Johnson, J & Slottee, SJ 2005, 'A Systematic Approach to Designing Paste Thickener Projects', in R Jewell & S Barrera (eds), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 139-146.

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Abstract:
Paste and thickened tailings are increasingly recognized as alternatives to the conventional solutions of tailings dams and mine backfill for handling mineral tailings and for water recovery. Designing and implementing a flowsheet for pro- ducing paste with a thickener requires integrating the thickening, transportation, and disposal designs. In addition to the physical parameters of flow rates and density, a proper paste system involves matching rheologies between these three phases of the flowsheet. This paper focuses on the practical application of design- ing a paste system. Case studies are presented which show how a tailings han- dling system, using a paste thickener, are designed based on actual developing projects. 140 Paste 2005, Santiago, Chile A Systematic Approach to Designing... Crozier, M. et al.

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