American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS)

Basic Solid-Liquid Separation Course


This course is designed for one to learn the basic solid/liquid separation (or called liquid filtration) from industrial application perspective. The full spectrum of solid/liquid separation technology, available equipment, and applications will be discussed. Simple underlining principle, applicable testing methods, technology selection criteria and equipment design are also included so one can be aware of options and competing technologies. Filter media, filter aid, coagulation and flocculation are also part of the curriculum to meet your complete filtration needs.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Particles and Liquid Properties
  3. Principles of Solid/Liquid Separation
  4. Liquid Filtration Media
  5. Pretreatment
    1. Filter Aids
    2. Coagulation & Flocculation
  6. Equipment & Testing Methods
    1. Straining Equipment
    2. Cake Filtration Equipment
    3. Depth Filtration Equipment
    4. Membrane Filtration Equipment
    5. Gravity Settling Equipment
    6. Centrifugal Separation Equipment

Panel Discussion and Award of Course Certificate.

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