Introduction to Cake Filtration

Introduction to Cake Filtration

Analyses, Experiments and Applications

1st Edition - May 15, 2006

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  • Author: Chi Tien
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080461595

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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.

Key Features

· Provides a thorough survey of previous work on cake filtration analysis to gain a basic understanding of the current status of research
· Discusses in detail the methods used to determine filter cake properties to obtain practically useful information
· Contains outlines of several important but unsolved issues in cake filtration and solid-fluid separation


-Researchers in chemical, process, environmental, and bioprocessing engineering

-Graduate students in engineering

-Practicing engineers in chemical, filter, and pharmaceutical companies

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: May 15, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080461595

About the Author

Chi Tien

Chi Tien (BSc., National Taiwan University, 1952; MSc., 1954; PhD., Northwestern University, 1958) is professor emeritus of chemical engineering at Syracuse University. During his teaching career, Professor Tien also taught at the University of Tulsa, University of Windsor, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. In addition, he had visiting appointments with University of Leeds, Karlsruhe University, and University of Duisburg-Essen. For over 60 years, Professor Tien has been actively engaged in fluid/particle separation and adsorption research and has published widely. He authored and coauthored a number of books including Granular Filtration of Aerosols and Hydrosols, 1st Ed. (Butterworths), Adsorption Calculations and Modeling (Butterworths-Heinemann), Kinetics of Metal Ion Adsorption from Aqueous Solutions: Models, Algorithms, and Applications (with S. Yiacoumi, Kluwer Academic Publisher), Introduction to Cake Filtration: Analyses, Experiments, and Applications (Elsevier), Granular Filtration of Aerosols and Hydrosols, 2nd Ed. (with B. V. Ramaro, Elsevier), and Principles of Filtration (Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

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