Solid/Liquid Separation: Equipment Selection and Process Design


  • Steve Tarleton, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leics, UK
  • Richard Wakeman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leics, UK

In this volume, the third in a set specifically written for the industrial process and chemical engineer, the authors provide the detailed information on filtration equipment and media which allows the reader to then consider the pre-treatment of suspensions, selection of the most appropriate equipment for the task, data analysis and the subsequent design of the processes involved for particular separations. The result is a comprehensive book which is designed to be used frequently and referred to regularly in order to achieve better industrial separations.Successful industrial-scale separation of solids from liquids requires not only a thorough understanding of the principles involved, but also an appreciation of which equipment to use for best effect, and a start-to-finish plan for the various processes involved in the operation. If these factors are all correct, then successful separations should result.
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Project, design and equipment engineers: plant, production and process engineers; contractors; consultants; operations managers; chemical engineers and academics in chemical engineering


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-421-3

Table of Contents

Solid/Liquid Separation EquipmentFilter MediaChemical Pre-treatment of SuspensionsPhysical Pre-treatment of SuspensionsSolid/Liquid Separation Equipment SelectionData Acquisition, Analysis and Scale-upProcess Design for Batch SeparationsProcess Design for Continuous SeparationsProcess Design for ThickeningList of NotationBibliography and Additional BibliographyIndex