Mixtures containing steam, water, and solids develop when processing ore slurries at elevated temperature and pressure. Based on homogeneous one-dimensional three-phase flow theory equations are derived for pressure gradient, choking velocity, and sonic velocity of a steam-water-solids mixture flowing in a pipe. It is concluded that a quasi-choking condition may occur when the flow changes from subcooled to flashing conditions. [S0098-2202(00)00104-8]
Pressure Gradient and Choking Velocity for Adiabatic Pipe Flow of a Homogeneous Steam-Water-Solids Mixture
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division February 9, 2000; revised manuscript received June 19, 2000. Associate Technical Editor: K. Zaman.
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Fluerenbrock, F. (June 19, 2000). "Pressure Gradient and Choking Velocity for Adiabatic Pipe Flow of a Homogeneous Steam-Water-Solids Mixture ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. December 2000; 122(4): 769–773. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1310574
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