Flashing of high temperature, pressurized slurry within hydrometallurgical processing circuits is a commonly encountered multiphase flow scenario, which can lead to catastrophic equipment failure and serious operational problems if not designed correctly. The current work aims to shed light on the state of the art modelling and experimentation, important physical phenomena, and recent operational experience surrounding this problem. In addition, recommendations will be provided for future modelling and experimental efforts in order to direct research into avenues that provide valuable information for engineers designing piping and vessels where the flashing of high pressure slurry occurs.
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Flashing of Pressurized Slurry in Metallurgical Processing: A Review of the State of the Art, Operational Experiences, and Recommendations for Future Research
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Blackmore, A, Shah, U, Pearson, M, Plikas, A, & Sim, B. "Flashing of Pressurized Slurry in Metallurgical Processing: A Review of the State of the Art, Operational Experiences, and Recommendations for Future Research." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1D, Symposia: Transport Phenomena in Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Urban Fluid Mechanics; Fluid Dynamic Behavior of Complex Particles; Analysis of Elementary Processes in Dispersed Multiphase Flows; Multiphase Flow With Heat/Mass Transfer in Process Technology; Fluid Mechanics of Aircraft and Rocket Emissions and Their Environmental Impacts; High Performance CFD Computation; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Wind Energy; Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements and Simulations. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01DT32A013. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-21924
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