Mud rheology

Rheology deals with the deformation and flow of matter, especially the non-Newtonian flow of liquids and the plastic flow of solids. Our rheological data is useful in the following examples of fluid systems.

suspensions gels solutions
slurries polymers solvents
emulsions wax gels industrial liquors
colloids greases oils
creams carbohydrate gels protein solutions
pastes proteins paints

The rheology of these systems generally determine product characteristics and influence industrial processing.

The Zeta Rheology Centre has assisted organisations in many areas


  • Mining
  • Mineral Processing
  • Lubricants
  • Clay extrusion
  • Electronics
  • Microelectronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Chemical Processing
  • Paint and coatings
  • Ceramics
  • Cement
  • Pulp and paper
  • Automotive

Mining & Mineral Processing (Metallurgy)


  • Tailings
  • Pumping
  • Thickeners
  • Dewatering
  • Effect of additives

Food & Beverage

From basic agricultural products through to highly processed food formulations.

  • Carbohydrate gels
  • Protein stability and reactions
  • Temperature effects