Constant pressure expression of power law non-newtonian fluid/solid mixture

M. Iwata*,T. Shimo, T. Tanaka, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan; M.S. Jami, Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Expression is the separation of liquid from a two-phase solid/liquid system by compression due to movement of the retaining wall. Expression of non-Newtonian fluid/solid mixture is often encountered in the fields of polymer and food industries.

However, a reliable method for the design of the expression process has not been established. In this study, we conducted expression experiments of non-Newtonian fluid/solid mixture under a constant pressure condition. As a model suspended particle, cellulose or kieselguhr powder was used. The powder was mixed with an aqueous solution of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose or sodium polyacrylate. The mixture was first preconsolidated in the compression-permeability cell that consisted of a cell cylinder and a piston of 6 cm diameter and then expressed under constant pressure. As the expression advanced, the time course of the thickness of the sample was measured by a dial gauge fitted on the cylinder. The basic consolidation equation was derived by combining...

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Day: 12 October 2016
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