Definition - What does Slurry mean?

Slurry refers to a liquid-solid fluid mixture with a specific gravity greater than 1. The liquid is usually water; however it could be any liquid. Due to this, vessels used to house or transport slurry are often prone to corrosion.

Corrosionpedia explains Slurry

Some examples of slurry include:

  • Paper slurry - a mixture of wood pulp and water
  • Soil/cement slurry
  • Lahar - a mixture of rocky debris and water produced in a volcanic eruption
  • Plastic soil-cement
  • Coal slurry - a mixture of coal waste, crushed coal and water
  • Manure slurry - a mixture of animal waste, organic matter and water
  • Slurry petroleum oil
  • Meat slurry - a mixture of finely ground meat and water

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