Selection Scale-up Process simulation Computer software
The Filtration Society
TARLETON, E.S. and WAKEMAN, R.J., 2000. A philosophy for the selection, scale-up and process simulation of filters. World Filtration Congress 8, Brighton, UK.
This paper details some generic aspects of a co-ordinated approach to the selection, scale-up and
process simulation of filtration and separation equipment. An interactive computer software
package capable of identifying a likely separation device is outlined briefly. Choosing the example
of cake filters, the beneficial use of computer software and automated data acquisition in
laboratory apparatus is illustrated and it is shown how the typical experimental data generated can
be analysed in a consistent manner by computer software to generate scale-up data. The paper
also indicates how this information can be used within a family of dedicated process modelling
software packages to simulate detailed filter cycle operations on batch and continuous cake filters.