Slurry Density Calculator

solids concentration - (%)

density solid - (kg/m3, lb/ft3)

density liquid - (kg/m3, lb/ft3)

The density of a slurry can be calculated as

ρm = 100 / [cw / ρs  + [100 - cw] / ρl]

where

ρm = density of slurry (lb/ft3, kg/m3)

c= solids by weight in the slurry (%)

ρs =  density of solids (lb/ft3, kg/m3)

ρl =  density of liquid (lb/ft3, kg/m3)

Calculating Slurry Density

The density of a slurry where

  • the density of solids is 2500 kg/m3
  • the density of liquid is 1000 kg/m3
  • the concentration of solids is 30%

can be calculated as

 ρm = 100 / [(30 %) / (2500 kg/m3) + [(100 %) - (30 %)] / (1000 kg/m3)]

    = 1220 kg/m3