Short Course II-April 11, 2015

Solid/Liquid Separation for Industrial Applications

This course is designed for one to learn the basic solid/liquid separation (liquid filtration) from industrial application perspective. The full spectrum of solid/liquid separation technology and available equipment will be covered with applicable testing methods so one can be aware of options and competing technologies. Simple fundamental principles behind the filtration and separations are discussed to enhance the understanding. Filter media, filter aid, coagulation and flocculation are also important part of this curriculum to meet your filtration needs.


Dr. Wu Chen

Dr. Wenping Li Mr. Chris Wallace


  1. Introduction
  2. Particles and Fluid Properties
  3. Principles of Solid/Liquid Separation
  4. Liquid Filtration Media
  5. Pretreatment
  6. Solid/Liquid Separation Equipment & Testing Methods
    6-1 Straining Equipment
    6-2 Cake Filtration Equipment
    6-3 Depth Filtration Equipment
    6-4 Membrane Filtration Equipment
    6-5 Gravity Settling Equipment
    6-6 Centrifugal Settling Equipment