Computational modelling of particle-fluid dynamics in comminution and classification: a review

Mangadody, Narasimha and Vakamalla, T R and Kumar, Mayank and et al, . (2020) Computational modelling of particle-fluid dynamics in comminution and classification: a review. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. ISSN 2572-6641 (In Press)

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Comminution and classification are the two major unit operations involved in the processing of pure minerals from its ore rocks. In the current paper, an assessment is made on different numerical models used for the prediction of fluid and solid flow properties in tumbling mill, hydrocyclone and dense medium cyclone (DMC). A detailed discussion on the selection of suitable turbulence and multiphase models for the accurate prediction of flow field in hydrocyclone is made by comparing the predictions among and against experimental data. The additional requirements for accurate performance predictions at high feed solid content is elaborated. The drawbacks of DPM model and the usage of CFD-DEM coupling technique to predict the coal partition curve in DMC’s has been elucidated. The discrepancies between DEM, CFD, one way and two way coupled CFD-DEM predicted mean flow field and particle dynamics against experimental measurements in tumbling mills also made in detail.

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Mangadody, Narasimha
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CFD-DEM, DMC, efficiency curve, flow field, hydrocyclone, multiphase, Tumbling mill, turbulence, Indexed in Scopus
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 04:46
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 04:46
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