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Numerical modelling of fixed-cavity plate-and-frame filtration: Formulation, validation and optimisation

Anthony D Stickland, Ross G de Kretser, Peter J Scales, Shane P Usher, Peter Hillis, Martin R Tillotson

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

A model of fixed-cavity plate-and-frame filter presses is developed based on the theoretical framework developed by Buscall and White (1987. The consolidation of concentrated suspensions. Part 1. The theory of sedimentation. Journal of the Chemical Society. Faraday Transactions. I, Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases 83, 873-891) and the piston-driven filtration model of Landman et al. (1991. Dewatering of flocculated suspensions by pressure filtration. Physics of Fluids. A, Fluid Dynamics 3(6), 1495-1509). The model properly accounts for compression of the suspension network structure within a filter cake in one dimension over a fixed cavity and allows for the effect of membrane resistan..

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