Computer Program for Filter Media Design Optimization
This paper presents a computational approach for designing, mixed fiber filter media for depth filtration. The goal is to find an optimum solution, given the range, for a set of design parameters: thickness of the media, diameter of microfiber, and diameter of nanofiber, surface area ratio of nanofiber to microfiber and mass of microfiber. The objective of this work is to develop a software program that can be used as an aid to accelerate filter design and reduce the number of laboratory experiments. This program applies a Genetic Algorithm to search for an optimum filter media design based on quality factor which quantifies the filter performance. A user friendly computer program is developed that provides inputs, outputs and controls to design a filter media. The program provides a starting point for constructing filter media for testing and design for particular applications.
Journal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers
Dharmanolla, Sailaja and Chase, George, "Computer Program for Filter Media Design Optimization" (2008). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research. 352.