28. January 2019
Cake-forming solid-liquid separation is an established standard in numerous industrial processes. However, thin filter cakes are often formed during filtration of suspensions with low concentrations of fine-grained particles which then prove problematic during backwashing. Since they adhere so strongly to the filter medium, full regeneration is difficult. Patrick Morsch, postgraduate student at the Institute for Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics (MVM) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is investigating which parameters can sustainably improve the efficiency of these processes. Optimized dutch weaves (ODW) made of stainless steel from GKD – GEBR. KUFFERATH AG play a key part in his results. He spoke to us about the overall procedure and his findings to date.
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