Solid-Liquid Separation

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Oct 31, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 554 pages
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Solid Liquid Separation includes important industrial processes used for recovery and processing of solids or purification of liquids. Most of the process industries in which particulate slurries are handled use some form of solid-liquid separation and yet the subject is not adequately covered in most higher education courses.

This book is designed to bring the readers up-to-date on the principles and industrial practices of solid-liquid separation and washing technology. Particular attention is given to hardware and to its evaluation, application and selection. Whilst not exclusively concerned with filtration and sedimentation, these operations will be dealt with in depth.

Important variations in the available equipment will be discussed throughout the book with emphasis on basic engineering concepts, equipment selection and evaluation, solids washing, methods of pre-treatment, filter aids and other practical aspects of mechanical separation.

This book is intended for engineers and scientists of graduate status who are engaged in design, production for research and development.


This book is designed to bring the readers up-to-date on the principles and industrial practices of solid-liquid separation and washing technology. Particular attention is given to hardware and to its evaluation, application and selection. Whilst not exclusively concerned with filtration and sedimentation, these operations are dealt with in depth.

Important variations in the available equipment are discussed throughout the book with emphasis on basic engineering concepts, equipment selection and evaluation, solids washing, methods of pre-treatment, filter aids and other practical aspects of mechanical separation.

This book is intended for engineers and scientists of graduate status who are engaged in design, production for research and development.


Author is the top of his field, and knows well all the latest advances in his subject area.

Fourth edition of a title which is respected and admired in the world of Chemical Engineering.

Updated and revised to match the developments in the industry.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to solidliquid separation
1
Chapter 2 Characterization of particles suspended in liquids
30
Chapter 3 Efficiency of separation of particles from fluids
66
Chapter 4 Coagulation and flocculation
104
Chapter 5 Gravity clarification and thickening
166
Chapter 6 Hydrocyclones
191
Chapter 7 Separation by centrifugal sedimentation
246
Chapter 8 Filter media filter rating
281
Chapter 11 Methods for limiting cake growth
349
Chapter 12 Pressure filtration
368
Chapter 13 Vaccum filtration
409
Chapter 14 Centrifugal filtration
432
Chapter 15 Countercurrent washing of solids
442
Chapter 16 Separator series and networks
476
Chapter 17 The selection of solidliquid separation equipment
512
Chapter 18 Particlefluid interaction thermodynamics of solidliquid separation
526

Chapter 9 Filtration fundamentals
302
Chapter 10 Cake washing
335

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Consultant and Head of Fine Particle Software Institute. Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. Fellow of Institution of Chemical Engineers. Member of the Sub-Committee ISM/65/2 of British Standards Institution (until 1997)

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