Study on Filtration Performance of Cylinder Metal Rubber Filtering Material
As a novel porous functional material, metal rubber (MR) had many advantages of high loading capacity, high anti-blocked capacity and adjustable porosity with outside pressure made the MR more suitable as filtration material. However, there was no related study and successful application nowadays except in Russia. This study detailed investigated the filtration performance of MR including the influence of wire line diameter, porosity and molding thickness on initial pressure drop under clean liquid condition and their effects on pressure drop-flow rate property and filtration efficiency under contaminated liquid condition. The results indicate that the initial pressure drop increased with the decrease of porosity and wire line diameter, however decreased with the decrease of molding thickness when the flow was constant. Filtration drop increased significantly with the decrease of porosity. MR material made of small diameter wires showed a high filtration efficiency and large pressure drop because of its’ fine micro-pore. Filtration drop rose with the increase of molding thickness however, the filtration efficiency was little affected. These results provide a suitable guideline for further MR filter appliance and MR material research.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
Y. D. Guo et al., "Study on Filtration Performance of Cylinder Metal Rubber Filtering Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 75-78, 2009