High gradient magnetic particle separation in a channel with bifurcations

Zadravec M, Hribersek M, Steinmann P, Ravnik J (2014)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2014


Book Volume: 49

Pages Range: 22-30

DOI: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2014.04.012


Micro particle separation from solid-liquid suspension under the influence of hydrodynamic and magnetic forces in a channel with bifurcation is studied numerically by applying the Boundary Element Method based fluid flow solver. The particle trajectories are computed using the Lagrangian particle tracking, where the forces on particles are computed based on the point particle representation. In the separator due to the bifurcation channel geometry the magnetic particles experience varying Kelvin force as they travel along the channel, although in the same direction the high gradient magnetic field does not change. In this way, the interplay of hydrodynamic and magnetic forces leads to changes in collection efficiency of the separator. A comparison with magnetic separation in the narrow channel design is done and recommendation for optimal choice of fluid flow rate and magnitude of external magnetic field is discussed.

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Zadravec, M., Hribersek, M., Steinmann, P., & Ravnik, J. (2014). High gradient magnetic particle separation in a channel with bifurcations. Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements, 49, 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2014.04.012


Zadravec, M., et al. "High gradient magnetic particle separation in a channel with bifurcations." Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements 49 (2014): 22-30.

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