Flocculation Test Services

Thickening/Clarification:

Metallurgy provide static thickening, clarification and settling test work on client samples.

Factors affecting solid liquid separation or thickening include:

  • Required capacity
  • Particle size distribution
  • Particle shape
  • suspended solids concentration
  • -10 micron solids content
  • Flocculation
  • Viscosity
  • temperature
  • Dissolved solids liquor
  • Slurry scaling

Metallurgy considers four solid-liquid separation system operations:

  • Pre treatment
  • Solids concentration
  • Solids separation
  • Post treatment

Filtration Tests

Metallurgy can provide filtration tests to determine the most favourable method. Information gathered from filtration tests include;

  • Filtration cycle times
  • Wash efficiency
  • Cake moisture, thickness
  • filtering media
  • Air flow data
  • Area/volume requirements
  • Design data