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Using mechatronics technology to assess pressure filtration

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posted on 10.06.2009, 13:43 by Steve Tarleton
This paper describes some recent (initial) developments in laboratory scale cake filtration technology which may ultimately lead to the production of standard equipment for assessing filtration performance. The principles of mechatronics, which integrates electronics, computers, process control and mechanical systems, have been used to provide a state-of-the-art pressure filtration apparatus capable of performing repeatable experiments over a range of pressure/flow regimes commonly encountered in industrial filtrations. Data obtained at constant pressure and proportionally controlled variable pressure are presented to illustrate the scope of the apparatus and the benefits of removing operator interference and damaging pumping operations from filtration experiments. It is shown how scale-up parameters (obtained for aqueous mineral suspensions) can be used to successfully predict constant pressure filtration performance and the problems which can arise when predictions of more compressible variable pressure filtrations are made using data obtained at constant pressure.

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Citation

TARLETON, E.S., 1999. Using mechatronics technology to assess pressure filtration. Powder Technology, 104 (2), pp. 121-129

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

1999

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Powder Technology [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/504094/description

ISSN

0032-5910

Language

en