Solid/Liquid Separation

Scale-up of Industrial Equipment


  • Stephen Tarleton, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
  • Richard Wakeman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leics, UK

This book identifies test procedures used within sectors of the solid/liquid separation equipment industry, providing practical explanations for test data and their uses when faced with a new application to assess. With a strong practical emphasis, this book is ideal for use as a reference text for engineers concerned with applications evaluation of equipment or its scale-up. This book forms part of a five-volume set on all aspects of filtration and separation processes. One other volume is currently available from the set: Wakeman & Tarleton: Solid/Liquid Separation: Principles of Industrial Filtration.This book...•Provides guidance on how to tackle practical solid/liquid separation problems in an industrial setting•Shows how to plan, conduct and interpret experiments•Details test procedures, types of tests and how to interpret results when assessing a new application•Strong emphasis on current industrial practice•Provides a practical account which will help lead to the best use of appropriate equipment yielding optimal results
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Plant and process engineers, project design and equipment engineers, contractors, consultants, operations managers, chemical engineers.


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-420-6

Table of Contents

Chemical Pretreatment (M. Pearse & D. Lilley); Deep Bed Filters (N. Graham & C. Fitzpatrick; Cartridge Filters (T. Towler); Batch (Pressure) Filters (I. Townsend & J. Palmer); Continuous (Vacuum) Filters (A. Walker); Sedimenting Centrifuges (W. Leung); Filtering Centrifuges (C. Grimwood); Micr- and Ultra- Filters (T. Lilley).