Slurry Pumping and Classification

Arthur Pinto Chaves

Slurry pumping and classification is the first volume from Theory and practice of ore treatment collection, by the metallurgic engineer Arthur Pinto Chaves.

The book approaches one of the most important subjects for mining: the pulp. It consists in the mixture of water and ore for transportation between several operations, screening, grinding and solids classification.

With a broad perspective of several fields of ore treatment, from fundamental concepts to more sophisticates operations, is an indispensable book for those who work in mineral and metallurgic areas.

This fourth edition, revised and enhanced, has a new layout provided by Oficina de Textos in partnership with Editora Signus.

With great practical value, Slurry pumping and classification aims for technicians and engineers active in the operation and projection of beneficiation plants, and for senior Mining Engineering students.

Original title
Bombeamento de polpa e classificação
Year of publication

About the authors

Arthur Pinto Chaves

Arthur Pinto Chaves is graduated in Metallurgic Engineering, has a Masters in Mineral Technology and a PhD all by Universidade de São Paulo, and a post-doctorate from Southern Illinois University. Teaches in the Department of Mine and Petroleum Engineering in Universidade de São Paulo and has worked since 1990 in the main mining and engineering in Brazil. Has practical experience in the field of Mining Engineering, with emphasis in ore treatment, mineral technology, ore beneficiation and flotation.

Author's CV.

1.Basic notions

1.1 Purposes of ore treatment

1.2 Beneficiation unit operations

1.3 Others important concepts

Solved exercises



2. Slurry pumping

2.1 Equipments and instalations

2.2 Pumping

2.3 Slurry behavior

2.4 Cargo loss

2.5 Pump and tubulations dimensioning

2.6 Ore pipelines

2.7 Ore pipelines description

Solved exercises



3. Classification

3.1 Equipments

3.2 Concepts discussion

3.3 Cyclone partition modeling

3.4 Spiral classifier partition modeling

3.5 Instalations project

3.6 Tarr’s empiric method

Solved exercises



4. Sand beneficiation for civil construction

4.1 Concept of “sand”

4.2 Sand beneficiation operations

4.3 Traditional equipments

4.4 Recent equipments and techniques