Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling
is a valuable tool for understanding and optimizing slurry flow processes in industries such as mining, mineral processing, wastewater treatment, and oil and gas. When considering slurry flow, CFD modelling offers several key benefits:

  1. Particle Tracking: CFD can track the movement of individual particles within a slurry, providing insights into particle distribution, settling behaviour, and erosion rates.
  2. Mixing Efficiency: CFD can optimize the design of mixing equipment to improve the efficiency of slurry mixing processes, leading to better product quality and reduced energy consumption.
  3. Wear and Erosion Analysis: CFD can predict wear and erosion rates in slurry handling equipment, helping to optimize equipment design and maintenance schedules.
  4. Pump Performance: CFD can analyse the performance of pumps handling slurries, including predicting pressure drops, flow rates, and pump wear, aiding in pump selection and optimization.
  5. Settling and Sedimentation: CFD can simulate settling and sedimentation processes in slurry tanks, helping to optimize tank design and operation for efficient particle removal.
  6. Environmental Impact Assessment: CFD can assess the environmental impact of slurry discharge, including predicting the dispersion of particles in water bodies, aiding in environmental impact assessments and mitigation planning.