A slurry seal assembly for use about a rotatable shaft between a process side and an atmosphere side is presented. The slurry seal assembly includes a sleeve, a rotatable seal ring, a stationary seal ring, a floating bushing seal assembly, and a plurality of slots. The sleeve is disposed about and rotatable with the shaft. The rotatable seal ring contacts and is rotatable with the sleeve. The stationary seal ring is arranged to form a sealing interface with the rotatable seal ring. The floating bushing seal assembly is disposed about the sleeve so that an inner annular surface along the floating bushing seal assembly is separated from an outer annular surface along the sleeve by a gap. The slots are disposed along the sleeve within the process side adjacent to the floating bushing seal assembly. The slurry seal assembly is applicable to devices whereby a fluid is movable between an inlet and an outlet.