Table of Contents

Part I: Background. 2. History of Filtration ; 3. Physical phenonmena.
Part II: Competitive Advantage. 4. Competitiveness in processing ; 5. The outcomes of filtration process.
Part 3: Filtration Process Success Factors. 6. Slurry Filterability ; 7. Filter Design ; 8. Filter Installation ; 9. Filter Cloth ; 10. Filter Maintenance ; 11. Filter Operation.
Part 4: Creating and Sustaining a competitive advantage. 12. Process Testing ; 13. Getting the most from your ltration processes ; Appendices ; Key equations ; Software tools. Exploring the success factors that combine to deliver this performance. Finding ways to get more from your processes, with examples, case studies and scenarios. Solid-Liquid Filtration is a crucial step in the production of virtually everything in our daily lives, from metals, plastics and pigments through to foods (and crockery) and medicines. Using a practical and applied approach, Trevor Sparks has created a guide that chemical and process engineers can use to help them: Understand how filtration processes affect production processes, production costs, product quality, environmental impact and productivity Optimise process development and project execution, with real examples and supporting software forms and tools. Develop reporting tools to monitor processes, and find ways to get more from processes This book's focus is helping process engineers understand their filtration processes better. Its accessible approach and style make it a valuable resource for anyone working in this sector, regardless of prior knowledge or experience. About the author Trevor Sparks PhD., founder of Filter-Ability Ltd, Ireland, is a consultant within the filtration industry, working for end-users and technology-providers. He has worked in the process industries for 20 years and has focussed on filtration for the last 15 of these. He has previously worked for BHR Group Limited, Larox Oyj (now a part of Outotec), Finland, and as a Marie-Curie Research Fellow at UC RUSAL in Ireland. He is a Member of the Council of the Filtration Society. Several examples and scenarios are provided throughout the book in order to help engineers understand the importance of filtration and the effect that it has on the bottom-line. Covers methods for optimizing processes, include process variable, plus laboratory testing, modeling and process troubleshooting Accompanied by optimization software that enables readers to model and plan optimal filtration processes and set ups for their particular circumstance.