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Fluidization of Limestone Slurries and Resultant Products

Abstract: 

The method of treating a limestone slurry to remove water therefrom comprising admixing therewith at least about 0.25 part by weight of a fluidizing agent for each 100 parts by weight of solids in said slurry, said fluidizing agent consisting essentially of a micelle-forming surfactant and a protective colloid in a ratio of from about 2:1 to 1:2; the resultant limestone mud containing at least about 70% solids; and a fluidizing agent for dewatering a limestone slurry consisting essentially of a micelle-forming surfactant and a protective colloid in a ratio of from about 2:1 to 1:2.

Patent Number: 
4,710,226
Date Of Issue: 
12/01/1987
Inventors: 

William A. Mallow