Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Operating Line Analysis of Pump and Filtration Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 5-1993

Abstract

There are several ways in which pumps can be sized to operate a particular chemical process. For many engineers, experience and intuition can be used to determine the approximate pump size that is needed. For the inexperienced or uninitiated, however, sizing a pump can be dismaying. Furthermore, simply buying pumps to try them is an expensive proposition. In the paper an operating line approach for determining the performance of a centrifugal pump, filter cake and pipe network is described. Criteria such as filtration time can be used to select the proper pump sizes. This approach can supplement experience, and it can serve as a starting point when faced with a new process or when experience is lacking.

Publication Title

Filtration & Separation

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

241

Last Page

240