Selection, scale-up and process simulation of filters in the new millenium

2010-07-02T09:58:43Z (GMT) by Steve Tarleton
This article details aspects of a new, generic approach to the selection, scale-up and process simulation of filtration and separation equipment. An interactive computer software package capable of identifying a likely separation device is outlined. Choosing the example of cake filters, the beneficial use of computer software and automated data acquisition in laboratory apparatus is illustrated. It is shown how the typical experimental data generated can be analysed in a consistent manner by computer software to generate scale-up data. The article also indicates how this information can subsequently be used within a family of dedicated process modelling software packages to simulate detailed filter cycle operations on batch and continuous cake filters. The approach has general application within process and related industries and offers integration with manufacturers data via the internet and the world wide web.