Transportation Performance of Highly Concentrated Coal-Water Slurries Prepared from Indian Coals
The rheological behaviour of concentrated coal-water slurries prepared from three different Indian coals were investigated using an Anton Paar rheometer. The perspective was laid in to study the effect of solids concentration on the rheological behaviour of coal water slurry. It was observed that coal water slurry exhibited non-Newtonian pseudoplastic fluid behaviour at concentrations above 30 % by weight. The apparent viscosity varied with the amount of coal in the slurry. The rheological data were utilized to predict the pressure drop characteristics of coal water slurry flowing through a 53 mm diameter slurry pipeline using ANSYS Fluent 14.0 computational fluid dynamics code.
K.R. Balasubramanian, S.P. Sivapirakasam and R. Anand
A. Chakravarthy et al., "Transportation Performance of Highly Concentrated Coal-Water Slurries Prepared from Indian Coals", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 592-594, pp. 869-873, 2014