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Monitoring of the Aggregation Process of Dense Colloidal Silica Suspensions in a Stirred Tank by Acoustic Spectroscopy

Tourbin, Mallorie and Frances, Christine Monitoring of the Aggregation Process of Dense Colloidal Silica Suspensions in a Stirred Tank by Acoustic Spectroscopy. (2008) Powder Technology . ISSN 0032-5910

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2008.04.067

Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyze the behaviour of dense colloidal suspensions in flow by acoustic spectroscopy. The destabilization and the aggregation of stable colloidal silica dispersions in a stirred tank are obtained by addition of salt. Experiments were made in order to observe the influence of different operating parameters, like silica concentration, temperature and stirring speed, on the behaviour of the suspended particles. The use of online acoustic spectroscopy to analyse the process enables us to evaluate the evolution of the silica suspension properties during the aggregation processes. For example, the influence of physicochemical and hydrodynamics parameters on the aggregation process can be simply explained on the basis of the acoustic attenuation spectra. Thus the direct analysis of the spectra can give information on the evolution of the aggregation process and a fast comparison of the effects of the various operational parameters.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Article in Press. Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Powder Technology website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00325910
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Génie des Interfaces & Milieux Divisés (GIMD)
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Deposited By:Hélène Dubernard

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