TARLETON, E.S. and WAKEMAN, R.J., 2003. New computer software for the selection of solid/liquid separation equipment. Proceedings of Filtech Europa 2003, Düsseldorf, Germany, 21-23 October, pp. pp.200-207.
The paper details new Windows® based computer software for the selection of solid/liquid separation
equipment. The software interprets information obtained from databases through an inference engine
to generate numerically ranked equipment selection whilst maintaining a balance between ease of
use, level of knowledge conveyed and comprehensibility. The software facilitates the integration of
additional information for special process requirements, solid and liquid phase properties as well as
access to text and pictorial descriptions of equipment types.
Hyperlinks with databases provide access to equipment manufacturer details. Facility for other user
definable hyperlinks is also provided to access information sources on the world wide web via the
internet. It is shown how the software for equipment selection will ultimately be integrated with
software for equipment scale-up and simulation.