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New Filtration Process

1. Customer's data
Company: Date:
Contact person: Department:
Address: Phone:
City, ZIP: Fax:
State: E-mail:

2. Process data

2.1 Short description of the new process (include sketch or data sheet if necessary)
(name of the process, stages upstream and downstream of the filtration or separation)

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2.3 Process Conditions:
solids throughput (per filter): minimum t/h
nominal t/h
maximum t/h
process: continuous
discontinuous, batch duration: min
batch volume: t
moisture content: nominal wt-%
minimum wt-%
cake characteristic: thixotrope abrasive sticky
flocculants used: no
yes, dosage: g/m³
filter aid used: no
yes, dosage: g/m³
Usage of flocculants or filter aid: ¨ allowed not allowed
explosion-proof: yes no

3. Which benefit of the Filtration Process may be of interest for you?

very important less important not important
- moisture content
- cake washing
- avoidance of particle breakdown
- low solids in the filtrate
- low space requirement
- others:

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4. Components
Product Waste/Disposal
- solids / cake
- mother liquor
- wash filtrate
additional remarks:

5. Suspension data (filter feed)
solids concentration: c= g/l or wt.% or Vol.%
temperature: normal: °C maximum: °C

5.1 Suspension liquor / filtrate
chemical composition:
liquid density: g/cm3 (at T = ° C)
pH value:
max. allowed solids content in the filtrate: g/l
additional remarks (e.g. viscosity):

5.2 Solids material / filter cake / concentrate
chemical / mineralogical composition:
solids density: g/cm3 (at T = ° C)
particle size: x10 = µm x50 = µm x80 = µm
particle shape:
particle characteristics: gel-like amorphous
crystalline fibrous
decomposition temperature: T= °C
Additional remarks (e.g. ash content, solubility):

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5.3 Washing procedure (if applicable)
washing liquor temperature: °C
washing liquor availability total (per filter) m³/h
wash efficiency parameter controlled
start value (and unit)
end value (and unit)
washing procedure / washing liquor distribution (short description):

6. Handling of suspension / solids / liquid (for lab tests)
any special instructions for handling? yes no
will safety data sheet be handed over? yes no
is the suspension ageing? yes no
maximum storage time without changes in product characteristic (e.g. x50)? days
additional remarks:

7. Questions / additional remarks
(e.g. experiences with lab filters, flocculants, features, desired time schedule, etc.):

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