Accelerated drainage in sand piles by suction through convoluted perforated pipe

Hashemi, E, Bhuiyan, M and Jayasuriya, N 2011, 'Accelerated drainage in sand piles by suction through convoluted perforated pipe', in Marlene Kanga (ed.) Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists ICWES, Adelaide, Australia, 19-22 July 2011, pp. 467-472.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Accelerated drainage in sand piles by suction through convoluted perforated pipe
Author(s) Hashemi, E
Bhuiyan, M
Jayasuriya, N
Year 2011
Conference name 15th ICWES Conference
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 19-22 July 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists ICWES
Editor(s) Marlene Kanga
Publisher Engineers Australia
Place of publication Barton, ACT
Start page 467
End page 472
Total pages 6
Abstract In most sand quarries a wet process is used to obtain sand and separate it from minerals. The final wet product with 20% of moisture content is stockpiled to dry, since it can not be sold unless reaching the required 5-6% of moisture. Quarries keep the sand in the plant for about two weeks to dry. Space limit and delays in production process are the problems quarries are facing these days. Water among sand particles gradually drain through the particles spaces and remains in the base of the pile. A drainage system consisting of a perforated pipe and a suction pump has been designed to remove water out of the sand pile base. The moisture reduction trend is monitored. Results show the system can be an improvement in the drying process
Subjects Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Soils
drying
sand
Accelerated drying
soil Moisture
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ISBN 9870858259973
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