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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 169-192

Theoretical Principles, Present Status and Prospects for Development of Material Separation in Magnetic Fluids

The State Design Institute Gipromaschugleobogaschenie, Lugansk 348000, Ukraine

Received 1 May 1993; Revised 27 January 1994

Copyright © 1994 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.


This paper reviews theoretical principles of material separation in magnetic fluids according to their density. The main formulae and expressions are summarised and possible prospects for development of this relatively young branch of separation are indicated. Specifications are given for separators of this type, as designed over the last several years by the Lugansk Institute "Gipromashugleobogaschchenie". Practical experience obtained in the Institute is outlined.