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|Title: ||Computer software for the simulation of solid/liquid separation equipment|
|Authors: ||Tarleton, E.S.|
Wakeman, Richard J.
|Keywords: ||Equipment selection|
Analysis of filtration data
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Filtech Exhibitions|
|Citation: ||TARLETON, E.S. and WAKEMAN, R.J., 2007. Computer software for the simulation of solid/liquid separation equipment. IN: Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition for Filtration and Separation Technology. Filtech 2007, Wiesbaden, Germany, 27 February- 1 March 2007, pp. 11-18|
|Abstract: ||This paper details aspects of Filter Design Software® (FDS), Windows® software for the selection and
simulation of solid/liquid separation equipment as well as the analysis of test data. FDS has been
developed in collaboration with multi-national companies spanning a wide range of industrial sectors
to provide a comprehensive calculation, education and training tool that maintains a balance between
ease of use, level of knowledge conveyed and comprehensibility.
The selection module of the FDS compares up to 7 user-defined selection criteria with information
contained in databases to produce a numerically ranked list of potentially suitable equipment. The
FDS allows access to text and pictorial descriptions of more than 70 equipment types and hyperlinks
provide more specific equipment manufacturer details via the internet.
The data analysis module facilitates interactive analysis of leaf filtration, jar sedimentation and piston
press test data. Calculations are performed in a hierarchical manner using the available information, if
some data are not measured then the FDS performs the best possible analysis using approximations.
The results of an analysis can be used to refine (shorten) a list of selected equipment or provide scaleup
information for equipment simulation.
Results in the paper concentrate on the equipment simulation capabilities of FDS. More than twenty
types of vacuum and pressure filters can be simulated which potentially involve combinations of cake
formation, compression and gas deliquoring, and washing. By way of example, the operation of a
pressure Nutsche filter that is required to process a pharmaceutical product is simulated and the
predicted influence of crystal formation and other operating parameters on the filter cycle are shown.
Simulations quantify how crystal form can detrimentally influence all phases of a cycle and lead to, for
instance, slower filtration and wetter cakes.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Chemical Engineering)|
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