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Applications of Rheology

Applications of rheology and areas of use

  • Pumping slurries - materials transport.
  • Thickening and dewatering of mineral slurries.
  • Filtration - more viscous, less speed.
  • Forming materials e.g. brick & ceramic products.
  • Paint manufacture e.g. non-drip paints.
  • Reactions involving mineral slurries e.g. gold extraction.
  • Food chemistry and manufacture - texture of icecream , pasta , desserts, processed meats.
  • Cosmetics chemistry.
  • Drilling muds for the petroleum industry.
  • Polymer chemistry - solutions and melts.
  • Soil chemistry e.g. effect of clay rheology on soil friability and structure.

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