is, in general, a thick suspension of solids in a liquid and may be:
- A mixture of water and cement to form concrete
- A mixture of water, gelling agent, and oxidizers used as an explosive
- A mixture of water and Bentonite used to make slurry walls
- A mixture of wood pulp and water used to make paper
- A mixture of water and animal waste used as fertilizer
- Meat slurry, a food product
- An abrasive substance used in chemical-mechanical polishing, a semiconductor manufacturing process
- A mixture of ice crystals, water and freezing point depressant, called slurry ice
- A wet-process cement rawmix
- A mixture of water, ceramic powder and various additives (e.g., dispersant) used in the processing of ceramics.
- A mixture of water and a starch (normally corn starch) used to thicken liquids to make a culinary sauce; usually for a clear sauce, as the product will be translucent. It is comparable to and often the same as a gravy.
To determine the percent solids (or solids fraction) of a slurry from the density of the slurry, solids and liquid::
- is the solids density
- is the slurry density
- is the liquid density.
This equation is frequently used in mineral processing where the density of the solids (ore) and liquid (water) are known and the slurry density is measured.