Dynamic modeling of deep-bed filtration



Previous attempts to model the effect of deposition on removal efficiency in deep-bed filtration have relied heavily on the determination of empirical parameters even for monosized suspensions. A newly developed mathematical model not only significantly reduces this reliance, but takes full account of the polydispersity of suspensions. The results of eight runs on an experimental filter are compraed with the predictions of the mathematical model. Qualitative agreement is good; quantitative agreement is fair.