TARLETON, E.S., 1996. A mechatronics approach to solid/liquid separation. IN: Proceedings of the 7th World Filtration Conference. WFC7, 20-23 May 1996, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 311-315
It is shown how a mechatronics approach can improve a traditional unit operation. The basic
principles of the task are outlined and the example of a pressure leaf filtration system is chosen to
illustrate how the approach yields flexible apparatus. The experimental apparatus, which
incorporates full computer control and hardware to provide pseudo-tomographic images of filter
cakes, is described. Data are presented to illustrate the benefit of its use in both constant pressure
and constant flow modes.
This conference paper was presented at WFC7, 20-23 May 2006 in Budapest, Hungary.