A users guide to minimizing cost & environmental impact, maximizing quality & productivityBy
- Trevor Sparks, Managing Director, Filter-Ability Ltd., Limerick, Ireland
Exploring the success factors that combine to deliver this performance. Finding ways to get more from your processes, with examples, case studies and scenarios.
Solid-Liquid Filtration is a crucial step in the production of virtually everything in our daily lives, from metals, plastics and pigments through to foods (and crockery) and medicines. Using a practical and applied approach, Trevor Sparks has created a guide that chemical and process engineers can use to help them:
- Understand how filtration processes affect production processes, production costs, product quality, environmental impact and productivity
- Optimise process development and project execution, with real examples and supporting software forms and tools.
- Develop reporting tools to monitor processes, and find ways to get more from processes
About the authorTrevor Sparks PhD., founder of Filter-Ability Ltd, Ireland, is a consultant within the filtration industry, working for end-users and technology-providers. He has worked in the process industries for 20 years and has focussed on filtration for the last 15 of these. He has previously worked for BHR Group Limited, Larox Oyj (now a part of Outotec), Finland, and as a Marie-Curie Research Fellow at UC RUSAL in Ireland. He is a Member of the Council of the Filtration Society.
Chemical and process engineers; filtration specialists; consultants
Hardbound, 224 Pages
Published: November 2011
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
"An Irish-based consultant to both end users and technology providers of filtration, Sparks offers a guide to engineers and technicians in processing plants and other operations that separate solids and liquids using filters. His topics include the physical phenomena of solid-liquid filtration, competitiveness in processing, filter design, process testing, and getting the most from filtration processes."--Reference and Research Book News, October 2012
Part I: Background
2 History of Filtration3 Physical phenonmena
Part II: Competitive Advantage4 Competitiveness in processing
5 The outcomes of filtration processPart 3: Filtration Process Success Factors
6 Slurry Filterability7 Filter Design
8 Filter Installation9 Filter Cloth
10 Filter Maintenance11 Filter Operation
Part 4: Creating and Sustaining a competitive advantage12 Process Testing
13 Getting the most from your ltration processesAppendices
Key equationsSoftware tools