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Filtration Theory, Pressure Drop and Particle Capture
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST
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Filtration Theory, Pressure Drop and Particle Capture
This course takes place Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22 from 9:00 - 11:00 am - CST

Register button Full Course (4 hours)

$475 AFS Members
$545 Non-members

About the course:

This course relates well documented correlations for pressure drop and particle capture in filter media to fundamental equations in continuum theory.  The pressure drop over a filter medium is combined with other sources of pressure drop to relate the system performance to the performance of the pump driving the flow in the system. Other factors affecting pressure drop are discussed including wall effects, slip flow, and shape factors.  Most correlations assume low Reynolds number but a correlation is introduced here that accounts for high Reynolds number flows through fibrous media.

Particle capture is affected by the medium structure.  Correlations are discussed for capture of submicron sized particles.  The topics discussed serve as a refresher or review for experienced engineers and introduces many fundamental topics to those new to the industry. Students are expected to have some working knowledge of fluid dynamics

Learning Objectives: 

The learning objectives include: (1) how to fit a filter to a process and pump, (2) how to select and apply correlations for pressure drop and particle capture, (3) understanding special conditions that affect pressure drop and particle capture.

Who Should Attend:

Filtration application engineers, research engineers, and scientists

Instructor:  Prof. George Chase

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 Prof. George Chase 
Currently Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Akron. Taught chemical engineering 1985-2021.  Served as Director of the Coalescence Filtration Nanofiber Consortium (CFNC) 1997-2021.  Served as Chair of the American Filtration and Separations (AFS) Society 1995 and 2002. Served on AFS board of directors for three terms between 1997 and 2020.  Areas of research include filtration, nanofibers, coalescence filtration, flows through porous media, and multiphase continuum theory.