Fibrous filter materials are commonly adopted in a variety of industrial and domestic
processes to remove fine particles. Filter performance may be assessed by two parameters:
the proportion of particles passing through the media (penetration), and the resistance to
gas flow through the filter (pressure drop). Another parameter, the filter lifetime, may be
important where economical factors are key. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.