BROCK, S.T.H. and TARLETON, E.S., 1998. The use of fractal dimensions in filtration. Proceedings, World Congress Particle Technology 3, Brighton, CD-ROM Rec. No. 20190.
To enable the fractal characterisation of structures in filtration systems, a computer program has
been written to simulate and measure the characteristics of particles growing on a filter surface in
two dimensions. Two analysis techniques have been used to give both a roughness factor (using
a perimeter fractal dimension) and density factor (using an enclosing circle fractal dimension) for
the simulations. These techniques have been used to characterise both the overall structure of the
simulated cake and the interstitial spaces between particles. Results have shown a correlation
between simulation parameters and fractal dimension.