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Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations) Fourth Edition by Christie John Geankoplis

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14.4. CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATION PROCESSES

14.4A. Introduction

1. Centrifugal settling or sedimentation

In Section 14.3 were discussed the processing methods of settling and sedimentation, where particles are separated from a fluid by gravitational forces acting on the particles. The particles were solid, gas, or liquid and the fluid was a liquid or a gas. In the present section we discuss settling or separation of particles from a fluid by centrifugal forces acting on the particles.

Use of centrifuges increases the forces on particles manyfold. Hence, particles that will not settle readily or at all in gravity settlers can often be separated from fluids by centrifugal force. The high settling force means that practical rates of settling can be obtained ...

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