Liquid Filtration - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750670470, 9780080510361

Liquid Filtration

2nd Edition

Authors: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff
eBook ISBN: 9780080510361
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750670470
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th July 1998
Page Count: 320
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Liquid Filtration 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.

Key Features

  • Guide to an essential industrial operation
  • Single reference source for many industries
  • Author has world-wide experience and reputation


Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers - student and professional. Process and plant engineers and designers. Environmental and Design Engineers specifying for industry

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


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About the Author

Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Ph.D. (Ch.E.) is Director of Clean Technologies and Pollution Prevention Projects at PERI (Princeton Energy Resources International, LLC, Rockville, MD). He has led hundreds of pollution prevention audits and demonstrations; training programs on modern process design practices and plant safety; environmental management and product quality programs; and site assessments and remediation plans for both public and private sector clients throughout the world. He frequently serves as expert witness on personal injury and third-party property damage litigations arising from environmental catastrophes. Dr. Cheremisinoff has contributed extensively to the literature of environmental and chemical engineering as author, co-author, or editor of 150 technical reference books, including Butterworth-Heinemann’s Handbook of Chemical Processing Equipment, and Green Profits.

He holds advanced degrees in chemical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology."

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph.D. (Ch.E.). Consulting engineer


"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

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