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Title: Using mechatronics for the interpretation and modelling of the pressure filter cycle
Authors: Tarleton, E.S.
Hancock, D.L.
Keywords: Filter cycle
Mechatronics
Filtration
Washing
Dewatering
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Elsevier / © Institution of Chemical Engineers
Citation: TARLETON, E.S. and HANCOCK, D.L., 1997. Using mechatronics for the interpretation and modelling of the pressure filter cycle. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 75 (3), pp. 298-308
Abstract: An experimental apparatus combining the principles of mechatronics with a dead-end pressure leaf filter is described. The computer controlled and sequenced apparatus was used to monitor performance during the cake formation, gas dewatering and displacement washing phases of filter cycles. Data relating to cake properties and liquor transport rates were acquired through electrical resistance measurements and suitable transducers. The data illustrate the versatility and accuracy of the apparatus and they are used to compare with predictions given by existing theories, particularly for cake formation. Batch experimental results obtained with aqueous suspensions of calcite are shown to compare favourably with theoretical predictions for important design parameters such as cake height and cumulative volume of filtrate whereas data for more compressible talc systems tended to show more deviation. The work presented highlights the benefit of a mechatronics approach to experimentation and emphasizes the importance of data acquisition and system control to future developments in filter design.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Chemical Engineering Research and Design [© The Institution of Chemical Engineers ] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/713871/description#description
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1205/026387697523750
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4914
ISSN: 0263-8762
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