E.S. TARLETON., 2011. Equipment selection and process design for solid/liquid separation. IN: Proceedings of Filtech 2011. International Conference and Exhibition for F&S Technology, Wiesbaden, Germany, March 22nd–24th, pp. 61-77.
This paper presents a survey of the methods of equipment selection and process design for
solid/liquid separation. It is shown how a combination of automated analysis, laboratory scale test
work and computer aided calculations provide the most reliable results. Current best practice is
highlighted, both in terms of the computer software available (e.g. Filter Design Software) and the
advantages offered by automated filter apparatus for data generation. Worked examples and
example data are presented to show the capability of the overall process.