The Paterson & Cooke Slurry Toolkit is a simple calculator of slurry properties. Use it to determine the concentration of the slurry if you know the density or vice versa. It is also a useful tool to determine slurry flow properties.
Solids density: the ratio of the mass of the solids to its volume occupied by the solids. Note do not confuse this with bulk density. The volume occupied by the solids in this case is the displaced volume.
Mixture density: the ratio of the mass of the mixture to its volume occupied by the mixture. Mixture: a fluid consisting of solids and a liquid. This term is used interchangeably with slurry in this context.
Liquid flow rate: the volume flow rate of the liquid part of the mixture. This useful when calculating the amount of liquid (most often water) that is required to mix with a given amount of solids to make a mixture with a specific density.
The Mass Transfer Rates section uses the relationship between the solids and liquid that are calculated in the Slurry Parameters section to derive the mixture flow rate, liquid flow rate and pipeline velocity for a given dry tonnage rate and pipeline internal diameter.
The new values will be calculated as the cursor moves away from the input cell. To make sure that the table values have been updated, click on the Recalculate button at the bottom of the toolkit window.