TFUB Continuous and Batch Filtration Unit

CONTINUOUS AND BATCH FILTRATION UNIT - TFUB

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This filtration unit has been designed to study the filtration process with two different types of filters.

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General Description

This filtration unit has been designed to study the filtration process with two different types of filters. On one hand, there is a vertical plate filter consisting of nylon plates with a diameter of 5 microns, used to filter a known concentration CaCO3 suspension. On the other hand, there is a cartridge filter, more suitable for continuous filtration of larger size materials. It will be used to filter and "clean" a water sample with small pieces of paper.

To carry out the experiments, the mixture will be taken from a tank by a variable speed centrifugal pump and send to one of the filters depending on the position of the valves. A motor driven stirrer will make the sample inside the tank more homogeneous.

Along its way, the mixture goes through two manometers and a flow sensor, which will help us to determine the flow through the circuit. The initial temperature of the sample can be controlled by a heating element and a temperature sensor, which will provide the temperature value at any time.

There are two operation modes with the unit: the filtered product can be sent to the initial tank to be filtered again or to a "product tank" to be analyzed after passing through the filters only once.

Exercises and guided practices

GUIDED PRACTICAL EXERCISES INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL

  1. Understanding the principles of continuous and batch filtration using both constant pressure and constant flow operating modes (vertical plates and cartridge filters).
  2. Study of the plates filter at a constant pressure.
  3. Study of the plates filter at a constant flow.
  4. Study of the cartridge filter at constant pressure.
  5. Study of the cartridge filter at constant flow.
  6. Demonstrating filtration through membrane technology.
  7. Precoat and body aid filtration.
  8. Optimisation of filtration performance using body aid.
  9. Determination of medium and cake resistances.
  10. Effect of body aid on medium and cake resistances.

MORE PRACTICAL EXERCISES TO BE DONE WITH THE UNIT

  1. Mass balancing.
  2. Demonstration of Darcy’s Law.
  3. Filter cake washing and dewatering.
  4. Study of commercial aspects of filtration and optimisation of filtration operations.

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