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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 29-36

Theoretical Model of Separation of Fine Particles in a Rotating Ferrofluid

Institute of Geotechnics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonova 45, Košice 04353, Slovakia

Accepted 5 August 1995

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The application of centrifugal forces to a ferrofluid with finely grained particles located in a non—homogeneous magnetic field is the basis of the theoretical model of separation outlined in this paper. An analytical solution of the equation of the particle motion, its application under certain conditions, as well as the graphic representation of the results are presented.