TARLETON E.S. and WAKEMAN, R.J., 2002. Solid/liquid separaton plant design - equipment selection by computer software. Filtration, 2 (5), pp.4-10.
Within the broad area of solid/liquid separation and plant design, the purpose of this paper is to
provide guidance on what form of small scale tests and results analysis are appropriate for the
selection of equipment. Through a knowledge of elementary experimental data, selection charts
and an expert system approach, it is shown how interactive software can be used to identify and
rank potentially suitable separation equipment. Both basic and more sophisticated examples of
equipment selection are presented and additional tables indicate how ranked equipment can be
further shortlisted for further investigation.
This article was published in the journal, Filtration (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cg/research/filtration/journal.htm).