Liquid Filtration


  • Nicholas P Cheremisinoff, Consulting Engineer, Ph.D. (Ch.E.). Consulting engineer

This book is a state-of-the-art review of liquid filtration in the chemical process and allied industries. Interpretations of the phenomenological observations of the hydrodynamics of filtration are given in the hopes of establishing more theoretical and generalized bases of design methodology. Specific design and selection criteria are reviewed, and typical industrial problems and their solutions are presented.Nicholas Cheremisinoff is known internationally as one of the foremost engineers with Exxon and as the author of numerous books, articles and periodical contributions. Most recently his international consulting role has seen him active the Ukraine, part of the former Soviet Union, where the modernising of these industrial processes has been key.Liquid Filtration is a fundamental unit operation extensively practiced throughout the chemical process, petroleum, and allied industries. It involves the separation, removal, and collection of a discrete phase of matter existing in a dispersed or colloidal state in suspension. This separation is most often performed in the presence of a complex media structure in which physical, physiochemical and/or electrokinetic forces interact.
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Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers - student and professionalProcess and plant engineers and designersEnvironmental and Design Engineers specifying for industry


Book information

  • Published: July 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7047-0


'The book is well organized, very readable, and liberally endowed with diagrams, tables, graphs, etc., which illustrate filtration operations and provides specifications for a wide variety of equipment - in fact, the final chapter is devoted exclusively to equipment and process flow diagrams. A valuable resource for anyone (especially the practitioner) interested in the practical applications of filtration.' - Choice

Table of Contents

Hydrodynamics of Flows through Porous Media; Introduction to Filtration; Governing Laws of Cake Filtration; Governing Laws of Filter-Medium Filtration; Application of Filter Aids; Filter Media; Cake Washing; Cake Dewatering; Design Equations for Optimum Filtration; Summary of Graphical Analysis Techniques; Liquid Filtration Equipment; Ultrafiltration; Microporous Membrane Filtration; Industrial Applications and Reverse Osmosis; Selection and Sizing of Prefilter/Final Filter Systems; Filtration Design Examples