Fundamentals of breakage of aggregates in fluids

Ko Higashitani, Kenji Iimura, Ivan U. Vakarelski

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Because of the industrial importance of dispersion and separation technologies, a large number of researches on the floc breakage have been carried out in various fields, but the fundamental mechanism is still poorly understood. In this review, with priority given to our works, fundamental aspects on the breakage of aggregates in fluids are overviewed theoretically and experimentally, using theories and experimental data available at present, and the future works for the better understanding are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-40
Number of pages15
JournalKONA Powder and Particle Journal
Issue numberMay
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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