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Segregation of binary mixtures of particles during the filling of a two-dimensional representation of a hopper

Segregation of binary mixtures of particles during the filling of a two-dimensional representation of a hopper

Salter, G.F., Farnish, R.J., Bradley, M.S.A. and Burnett, A.J. (2000) Segregation of binary mixtures of particles during the filling of a two-dimensional representation of a hopper. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 214 (3). pp. 197-208. ISSN 0954-4089 (Print), 2041-3009 (Online) (doi:10.1243/0954408001530056)

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Abstract

This paper contains a summary of results obtained from experiments carried out at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich on the segregation of dry binary particle mixtures of the same material when they fill a hopper. A test facility has been built which represents a two-dimensional segment of a hopper. Binary mixtures were fed into this container using amplitude feedback-controlled vibratory feeders via a static in-line mixer and one of two different feed chute designs; one curved and the other straight. 'Thieving' probes were used to sample the segregated heap of material from the hopper. The contents of each probe then underwent size analysis to ascertain the change in the size distribution from that of the original mixture. It is shown that a mechanism, termed embedment, caused by the vertical component of the feed velocity on impact with the forming heap, has a dramatic effect on the segregation process. A detailed discussion of the relationship between the possible mechanisms occurring in the heap formation process in the light of the segregation patterns observed is given. This paper contains a summary of results obtained from experiments carried out at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich on the segregation of dry binary particle mixtures of the same material when they fill a hopper. A test facility has been built which represents a two-dimensional segment of a hopper. Binary mixtures were fed into this container using amplitude feedback-controlled vibratory feeders via a static in-line mixer and one of two different feed chute designs; one curved and the other straight. 'Thieving' probes were used to sample the segregated heap of material from the hopper. The contents of each probe then underwent size analysis to ascertain the change in the size distribution from that of the original mixture. It is shown that a mechanism, termed embedment, caused by the vertical component of the feed velocity on impact with the forming heap, has a dramatic effect on the segregation process. A detailed discussion of the relationship between the possible mechanisms occurring in the heap formation process in the light of the segregation patterns observed is given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: binary mixtures, feedback control, feeding, filling, particle size analysis, particles, particulate matter, probes, test facilities, velocity, vibration control, particulate materials, segregation process, thieving probes, flow pattern, solid-solid separation,
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7259

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