The Necessity Of Modeling To Predict The Performance In Liquid-solid Separation Processes. Special Case: Performance Of Flotation Tanks.
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The necessity of modeling to predict the performance in liquid-solid separation processes. Special case: performance of flotation tanks. J. Mihopulos The Netherlands ABSTRACT The basic processes of multi-phase interaction and tank performance in flotation separators are worked out thus defining requirements for setup and operation of physical model studies. Appropriate in-field and laboratory measurement techniques for modeling are presented which allow a detailed study of the performance of three different in flow structure flotation tanks. INTRODUCTION As a result of rapidly increasing costs and the need to obtain the best return for investment in wastewater treatment facilities there is now a considerable interest in optimization of treatment plant design. Much of performance data which are available for the various unit processes relate to plants designed to similar criteria so that the formulation of performance relationships, which are essential for optimization studies,