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On the local filtration properties of microcrystalline cellulose during dead-end filtration

Tuve Mattsson (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik) ; Maria Sedin (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik) ; Hans Theliander (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik)
Chemical Engineering Science (0009-2509). Vol. 72 (2012), p. 51-60.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Dead-end filtration is frequently used in solid-liquid separation. In order to increase understanding of the filtration of materials that form compressible cakes, local filtration properties need to be taken into consideration. The compressible nature of these filter cakes requires phenomena such as skin formation, a dense layer of high filtration resistance close to the filter medium and flow stabilisation to be considered. This study investigates local filtration properties, i.e. the hydrostatic pressure and solidosity, in the dead-end filtration of microcrystalline cellulose, using slurries of varying pH levels and concentrations and two different filter media. The local measurements indicated that a dense skin was formed. This could be avoided when the nature of the particle-particle and particle-filter medium interactions was altered, using the pH to regulate the surface charge. Local filtration properties were used to find a critical material dependent Reynolds number indicating a flow stabilisation behaviour.

Nyckelord: Filtration, Porous media, Separation, Skin formation, Flow, stabilisation, Mathematical modelling, compressible cake filtration, porosity, suspensions, sedimentation, expression, particles, pressure, model, skin

Denna post skapades 2012-04-12. Senast ändrad 2017-03-21.
CPL Pubid: 156571


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Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik (2005-2014)



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