The adaptation of mechatronic principles to the design and control of the filter cycle

2009-12-10T11:43:12Z (GMT) by Steve Tarleton Darryl L. Hancock
A mechatronics approach has been employed to improve the performance of a solid-liquid separation device. The basic principles of the ‘chematronics’ task are described with reference to a computer controlled, pilot scale, pressure leaf filtration rig capable of measuring in-situ solids concentration profiles. By combining suitable sensors, transducers and control software it is shown how data can be acquired to correctly control and monitor all aspects of the filter cycle and yield a flexible apparatus capable of operating in a number of modes.