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Author Records, Alan.

Title Decanter centrifuge handbook / Alan Records, Ken Sutherland
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Elsevier Science B.V., 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 421 pages) : illustrations
Contents <H3>Introduction</H3>Decanter development -- Manufacturers -- Trends in technology -- <H3>Decanter Design</H3> -- Basic contruction -- Materials of construction -- Basic components -- Variants -- Special features -- Instrumentation -- <H3>The Market</H3> -- Where decanters are used, how many are used, importance in that market, impact on decanter design and use for manufacturer and end-user -- Applications: effluent -- municipal and industrial, drilling muds, olive and palm oils, proteins, starches, brewery and distillery grains, dairy, petrochemicals, minerals, pharmaceuticals, heavy chemicals, clays, water works sludges, fish meal, surimi, rendering -- Application types: Clarification, classification, dewatering, extra dry solids, washing, reslurry wash, thickening -- <H3>Theory</H3> -- Clarification -- Conveying -- Conveying -- Power Consumption -- Polymer Addition -- Pressure developed -- Scaling -- Particle size distribution -- Moving layer theory -- Calculating the effect of vanes and discs -- Fundamental studies -- <H3>Flocculents</H3> -- Types of flocculents -- Dosing -- Make-up -- <H3>Test work and data Calculations and scale-up</H3> -- Options -- Identifying the pertinent method -- Data needed -- Preparing the data -- Mass balance -- Recovery -- Polymer Dose -- g-level -- Power Calculations -- Worked examples -- <H3>Plant Instrumentation and control</H3> -- <H3>Decanter Features for special application</H3> -- <H3>Tables of decanter data</H3> -- <H3>Nomenclature, acknowledgements, references, index</H3>
Summary Scope of Publication A reference work for process designers and users of decanters, this book aims to bridge the information gap in this field - that between academic theory promoted in student textbooks and case study data in manufacturers sales literature. Design It includes information on design and specification, preparing the reader to select and correctly size equipment. Purchase As a design or project engineer working with vendors to make final equipment selection, this work provides the readers with the full facts before they start talking to product vendors. Supply In an environment of industry consolidation, the handbook allows you to track suppliers old and new, providing a basis on which users can find the new relevant company for the parts/service he/she wishes to purchase. Operation Once an equipment purchase is made, the user needs to be made aware of how to optimally operate decanters. The <IT>Decanter Centrifuge Handbook</IT> covers relevant (process) operating issues such as instrumentation and control and the use of flocculents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Centrifugation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Centrifuges -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Sutherland, Ken.
ISBN 0080503829 (electronic bk.)
9780080503820 (electronic bk.)