Hrsg.: Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
2019, 154 S., num., mostly col. illus. and tab., Softcover
The process of cake filtration is used in many process industries where large quantities of solids are to be recovered/filtered. The present study is dedicated to the investigation of the filter cake formation process using DEM-CFD simulation with experimentally calibrated parameters. Experiments are carried out to measure the particle-particle interaction properties. Numerical analysis is carried out using a two-way volume averaged DEM-CFD coupling approach. For bi-dispersed and non-spherical particles, appropriate drag models are implemented and validated numerically. Then the sensitivity analysis of the various factors affecting the structure of the packed bed/cakes is performed. Further, the consolidation in the packed beds/cakes due to the fluid forces is studied.