Filter Press Performance for Fast-Filtering Compressible Suspensions
Anthony D. Stickland, Elizabeth H. Irvin, Samuel J. Skinner, Peter J. Scales, Andrew Hawkey and Francesco Kaswalder
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201500354
Optimization of the solids throughput of compressible but highly permeable suspensions in fixed-chamber filter presses is illustrated using the filtration properties of a milled minerals processing slurry. The analytical solutions are derived for when the filtration time is short compared to the total cycle time and when the filtration resistance is dominated by the membrane resistance.