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Analysis of a continuous rotary-drum filtration system

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  • H. Ted Davis,

    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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  • Raul A. Caretta

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    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Abstract

The equation traditionally used to analyze a rotary-drum vacuum filtration system is strictly valid only for flat filters immersed during the filtration cycle. In this article we derive the equation appropriate for a rotary-drum filter and find that the results of calculated areas differ by a factor 5 from the fully immersed filter result. © 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 2010

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