Vertical flotation of particles in a paramagnetic fluid

S. Liu, M. Leaper, N. J. Miles

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    Hirota et al. [6] found that the magneto-Archimedes force could be used to levitate biological materials at different heights in pressurized oxygen, providing the possibility to separate them. However the magnetic levitation of mineral particles has not been widely explored. With this in mind some preliminary experiments were performed by levitating pure mineral materials in a paramagnetic solution manganese (II) chloride. Besides the report of levitation heights of various mineral particles in manganese (II) chloride solution, the lines obtained from the basic formula provided by previous researchers were compared with experimental data. The act of cryogenic paramagnetic fluid in the magneto-Archimedes levitation was also demonstrated. The obtained results are compared with the same particle levitation heights in manganese (II) chloride solution.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-77
    Number of pages7
    JournalPowder Technology
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


    • Cryogenic
    • Levitate
    • Magneto-Archimedes
    • Shape

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering (all)


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