Authors: Fawell, PD; Farrow, JB; Heath, AR; Nguyen, TV; Owen, AT; Paterson, D; Rudman, M; Scales, PJ; Simic, K; Stephens, DW; Swift, JD; Usher, SP


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Fawell, PD, Farrow, JB, Heath, AR, Nguyen, TV, Owen, AT, Paterson, D, Rudman, M, Scales, PJ, Simic, K, Stephens, DW, Swift, JD & Usher, SP 2009, '20 Years of AMIRA P266 “Improving Thickener Technology” — How has it Changed the Understanding of Thickener Performance?', in R Jewell, AB Fourie, S Barrera & J Wiertz (eds), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 59-68.

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Abstract:
As the expectations for more consistent and higher density thickened and paste tailings increase, so do the demands on thickener performance. Over the last 20 years, the AMIRA P266 “Improving Thickener Technology” series of projects, have significantly advanced the understanding of thickening by combining fundamental investigations of flocculation, advanced mathematical and computational modelling and pilot- scale measurement/validation. This has produced unique tools for thickener design and optimisation. The major outcomes from P266 over this 20 year period are reviewed.

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