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Title: Process support of the implementation of an automated process to improve consistency of the production material and operations at Carron Phoenix Ltd through better understanding of the rheological behaviour of a pseudoplastic thixotropic mixture
Author: Thomson, David James
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 1660
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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The thesis, herein, describes the knowledge gained from a Process Engineer implementing an industrial project in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and Carron Phoenix Limited, a synthetic sink manufacturing company. The overall objective of the project was to analyse and improve current production processes to improve increased efficiency of manufacture and to provide support in the implementation of new technology. The basis of this study was to understand the flow behaviour of the Company's reactive process mixture (75% w/w quartz sand & 25% w/w catalysed acrylic resin) by investigating the rheological characteristics of the pseudoplastic thixotropic production mixtures with the use of a Brookfield R/S rheometer.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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