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Design guidelines for granular particles in a conical centrifugal filter

Bizard, AFM and Symons, DD and Fleck, NA and Grimwood, GC (2013) Design guidelines for granular particles in a conical centrifugal filter. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91. pp. 348-360. ISSN 0263-8762

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Abstract

Essential design criteria for successful drying of granular particles in a conical continuous centrifugal filter are developed in a dimensionless fashion. Four criteria are considered: minimum flow thickness (to ensure sliding bulk flow rather than particulate flow), desaturation position, output dryness and basket failure. The criteria are based on idealised physical models of the machine operation and are written explicitly as functions of the basket size lout, spin velocity Ω and input flow rate of powder Qp. The separation of sucrose crystals from liquid molasses is taken as a case study and the successful regime of potential operating points (lout, Ω) is plotted for a wide range of selected values of flow rate Qp. Analytical expressions are given for minimum and maximum values of the three independent parameters (lout, Ω, Qp) as a function of the slurry and basket properties. The viable operating regime for a conical centrifugal filter is thereby obtained as a function of the slurry and basket properties. © 2012 The Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centrifugation Design Drying Filtration Powders Separation
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:00
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2012.07.008