Chapter 8. Application of Ceramic Foam Filters in Molten Metal Filtration
- William J. Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1987 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2
How to Cite
Brockmeyer, J. W. and Aubrey, L. S. (2008) Application of Ceramic Foam Filters in Molten Metal Filtration, in Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320372.ch8
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1987
Print ISBN: 9780470374702
Online ISBN: 9780470320372
- ceramic foam;
- molten metal;
- alloy systems;
- ceramic foam filters
In recent years, interest in the filtration of molten metal has increased dramatically with a resultant increase in the variety of filter types and materials available. Of the more recently developed filters, ceramic foam filters have proven especially effective for the fine filtration of non-ferrous and ferrous alloys. The variety of ceramic foam filter materials, their geometries and pore sizes, and the still limited but rapidly growing theory of molten metals filtration make the proper selection and application of such filters a complex problem. Current understanding of molten metal filtration fundamentals is reviewed and applied to a variety of alloy systems. Guidelines are given for the selection and application of ceramic foam filters in various alloys.