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A study of dead-end filtration enhanced by electric and acoustic fields

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This thesis describes the experimental procedure and results of an investigation into the effect of electric and acoustic fields on dead end vacuum filtration. The test suspension used was low concentration titanium dioxide. Ultrasound energy was applied tangentially and electrical energy parallel to the filter medium. Varying electric field gradients were applied to the filter cell, either alone or together with the constant frequency acoustic field. The filter cell was based on a Nutsche filter, and allowed samples of cake to be taken at the end of the filtration experiment. Electric and acoustic field strengths, suspension characteristics and process parameters could all be varied independently. [Continues.]

Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. ICI and Royal Academy of Engineering (joint scholarship).

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Publisher

© Melanie Claire Smythe

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2001

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

Language

en

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