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Title: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF KAOLIN/SAND SLURRY USED DURING SUBMERSIBLE MIXER PUMP TESTS AT TNX

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
882706
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2004-00401R1
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR1850
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

HANSEN, ERICH. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF KAOLIN/SAND SLURRY USED DURING SUBMERSIBLE MIXER PUMP TESTS AT TNX. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/882706.
HANSEN, ERICH. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF KAOLIN/SAND SLURRY USED DURING SUBMERSIBLE MIXER PUMP TESTS AT TNX. United States. doi:10.2172/882706.
HANSEN, ERICH. Thu . "PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF KAOLIN/SAND SLURRY USED DURING SUBMERSIBLE MIXER PUMP TESTS AT TNX". United States. doi:10.2172/882706. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/882706.
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year = {Thu Nov 17 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Nov 17 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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