Analysis of a continuous rotary-drum filtration system

H. Ted Davis, Raul A Caretta

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1737-1738
Number of pages2
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010


  • Porous media
  • Separation techniques
  • Solid/liquid separation


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