Study of Continuos Settling Vessels Operating with Suspensions Previously Floculated
The settling vessels are equipment destined to solid-liquid separation; usually have continuous operation, with a circular section, presenting one conic and one cylindrical part. They are very used in chemical industries: wastewater treatment, minerals industries; to concentrate or to remove the solids. The solid particle splitting with small granular becomes difficult through the operation of conventional sedimentation. An expedient very used in the industry is the flocculant substance addition, whose objective is to promote the precipitation of particles, with decantation speed is upper than the single one. The present work aim the study of the burst operational conditions that influence the formation and the stability of these aggregates, the flake, the effect of pH and the concentration of flocculant using kaolin suspension and genfloc, that contains aluminum sulfate, as a flocculant; and the capacity of conventional settling vessel, which area of the transversal remains constant, considering this operational conditions.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
J.F. Nunes et al., "Study of Continuos Settling Vessels Operating with Suspensions Previously Floculated", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 591-593, pp. 358-361, 2008