Principles of Filtration, 1st Edition

Principles of Filtration, 1st Edition,Chi Tien,ISBN9780444563668






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The book presents comprehensive coverage of all filtration processes, both theory and applications. It's an invaluable compendium for chemical engineering students and professionals working in the area of separation processes.

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  • Presents a concise overview of filtration enabling full understanding of the applications as well as theunderlying theoretical foundations
  • Presents filtration techniques in its entirety, i.e. gas/solid and liquid.solid separations and outlines their differences, coverage not found in any of the existing publications
  • Presents rational procedures for analysing experimental data in a clear and easy to understand fashion by students and engineers
  • Includes numerous illustrative examples enabling understanding of the underlying theory and selection of the most suitable solution for the particular application
  • Provides detailed filter parameters (efficiency coefficients) vital in the design of filters
  • Includes problems and solutions at the end of each chapter connecting the theoretical concepts with the practical aspects for engineers
  • Written by the top expert on the subject of filtration


This book covers filtration in various modes of operation for both solid/gas and solid/liquid suspensions. It provides the necessary knowledge and background information to prepare and equip persons who are interested in serious filtration work. It is a useful reference/text for students and practicing engineers. It can also be adopted as an advanced text book for various engineering courses in chemical, environmental, mechanical and metallurgical engineering.

The book presents analysis and treatment of filtration processes employing different filter media operating in various modes for both gas/solid and liquid/solid systems.


Chemical engineers, membrane technologists, water engineers, environmental engineers, civil engineers

Chi Tien

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

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Principles of Filtration, 1st Edition

1. Introduction
Part I: Cake Filtration
2. Cake Formation and Growth
3. Post-Treatment Processes of Cake Filtration
4. Fabric Filtration of Gas-Solid Mixtures
Part II: Deep Bed Filtration
5. Deep Bed Filtration: Description and Analysis
6. Particle Deposition Mechanisms, Predictions, Determination and Correlations of Filter Coefficient/Collector Efficiency
7. Deep Bed Filtration Models

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