Introduction to Cake Filtration

Analyses, Experiments and Applications


  • Chi Tien, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Introduction to Cake Filtration presents a comprehensive account of cake filtration studies including analyses of cake formation and growth, results of filtration experiments and data interpretation, measurements and determinations of filtercake properties, and incorporation of cake filtration theories to the analysis of several solid fluid separation processes. It aims at providing the necessary information to prepare people planning to undertake cake filtration work beyond the elementary level. In particular, it is hoped that this book will be helpful to individuals who are interested in cake filtration research and development quickly on track.

This volume on cake filtration consists of three main parts: analyses of cake formation and growth, filtration experiments and cake property measurements, and the incorporation of cake filtration theory to the analysis of fluid-particle separation process. It is intended to introduce engineers and engineering students to the subject opf cake filtration at an advanced level and to provide useful information to practicing engineers interested in the design and development of cake filtration systems.

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-Researchers in chemical, process, environmental, and bioprocessing engineering
-Graduate students in engineering
-Practicing engineers in chemical, filter, and pharmaceutical companies


Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52156-9

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Part I. Analysis Chapter 2. The Conventional Theory of Cake Filtration
Chapter 3. Analysis of Cake Filtration: Solutions of the Volume-Averaged Continuity Equations
Chapter 4. Cake Filtration as a Diffusion Process
Chapter 5. Simulation of Cake Formation and Growth

Part II. Experiments and Measurements Chapter 6. Cake Filtration Experiments
Chapter 7. Cake Property Measurements

Part III. Applications and Extension of Cake Filtration Theories Chapter 8. Incorporation of Cake Filtration
Principles to the Analysis Solid-Fluid Separation Processes