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Fundamental Topics on Filtration, Pressure Drop and Particles, August 27, 2024 - PART 1
Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Fundamental Topics on Filtration, Pressure Drop and Particles

Professor George Chase

Part I - Tuesday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT
Part II - Thursday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT

Register button Full Course (4 hours, .4 CEUs)

$425 AFS Members
$495 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


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Professor George Chase is a former 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.