%0 Journal Article
%T Design of Thickener by Computer
%J Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE)
%I Iranian Institute of Research and Development in Chemical Industries (IRDCI)-ACECR
%Z 1021-9986
%A Edalat, M.
%A Toba, H.
%D 1988
%\ 06/01/1988
%V 7
%N 1
%P 55-58
%! Design of Thickener by Computer
%K design
%K Thickener
%K Mathematical method
%K Sodium sulfate
%R 10.30492/ijcce.1988.12276
%X A mathematical method for calculation of the minimum cross-sectional area of a thickener is presented by obtaining minimum laboratory batch settling test data, a function, which is called settling function, is derived. This function is found to be in the form of a polynomial of third order. The settling function and mass flux relation are used for the design of thickener. The method predicts the minimum cross-sectional area of a thickener in Tehran Chemical factory where sodium sulfate is produced. The results thus obtained are promising since they are more accurate than those found through commonly used graphical method.
%U http://www.ijcce.ac.ir/article_12276_6e5e959f8f53e5a719d4ed4200b6282c.pdf