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Magnetic Separation News
Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 37-43

Magnetohydrodynamical Separation – Whatever Happened ?

Department of Pure and Applied Physics, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK

Received 26 September 1982

Copyright © 1983 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Magnetohydrodynamical separation has been developed in the eastern bloc with apparent success but has largely been ignored by western science. Here a simple, theoretical examination of the technique is undertaken and its potential for particle separation is demonstrated to a degree that poses the question – why has this technique not been fully explored in the west?