The removal of micron-sized corrosion products, which may occur during industrial processing by magnetic filtration, has been theoretically and experimentally investigated. The effect of alterations in theological properties of suspensions carrying particles on magnetic filter performance was determined. Magnetic filter dimensions were 0.03x0.04x0.09 in. The filter was filled with 6.35 X 10(-3) in diameter ferromagnetic spheres. Magnetic fields ranging from B=0 to B=1.4 T perpendicular to the flow direction were applied. The suspension flow rate through the magnetic filter was 0.4 m/s. It was determined that 85% of corrosion products show magnetic properties. The magnetic filtration of suspensions composed of water, corrosion products and glycerine at different concentrations was studied. The effects of initial concentration of corrosion products, viscosity of aqueous suspension, magnetic field intensity and the number of filtration cycles on magnetic filter performance were determined. Theoretical and experimental results were in good agreement. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.