Granular Filtration of Aerosols and Hydrosols


  • Chi Tien, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • B.V. Ramarao, Professor, Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering, State University of New York in Syracuse, USA

Granular filtration is a technique used extensively in the water and sewage industries, and we would all be quickly aware if it did not work properly. Designing and building an effective granular filter is a science and an art: this book covers both aspects. The theoretical basis of design is given considerable exposure, as are the behavioural characteristics of particles and fluids.This new edition contains extra material on stochastic simulations and the Lattice Bolzmann approach for studying deposition in granular media; more on prediction methods for collection efficiency, and a chapter on the various available software programmes.
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water and sewage industries; manufacturers of filter media and equipment; environmental agencies; designers and builders of deep-bed filters; maintenance engineers; chemical engineers; R&D staff


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-458-9

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Macroscopic Description of Fixed-bed Granular Filtration 3. Model Representation of Granular Media 4. Mechanisms of Particle Deposition 5. Trajectory Analysis of Particle Deposition 6. Initial Collection Efficiencies of Aerosols in Granular Media 7. Filter Coefficients of Hydrosols