Capture of small paramagnetic particles by magnetic forces from low speed fluid flows

Authors

  • Daniel L. Cummings,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
    Current affiliation:
    1. Aluminum Company of America, Technical Center, Alooa Center, Pennsylvania 15069
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  • David A. Himmelblau,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
    Current affiliation:
    1. Energy Resources, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141
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  • John A. Oberteuffer,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
    Current affiliation:
    1. Sala Magnetics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
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  • Gary J. Powers

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
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Abstract

High gradient magnetic separators are able to capture small, dilute, paramagnetic particles from high velocity fluid flows. Capture cross sections are computed and correlated with dimensionless groups for a bare ferromagnetic collector.

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