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Review of recent trends in Capillary Suction Time (CST) dewaterability testing research

Scholz, M 2005, 'Review of recent trends in Capillary Suction Time (CST) dewaterability testing research' , Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 (22) , pp. 8157-8163.

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Abstract

The aim of this review paper is to critically assess recent trends in capillary suction time (CST) dewaterability testing research. The importance of floc structure in explaining practical dewaterability problems such as filter paper clogging is assessed. Current literature on CST for sludge dewaterability is reviewed. The empirical CST test is well-established as the leading method for the determination of sludge dewaterability, despite its shortcomings, such as restricted possibilities to modeland, therefore, predictphysical processes, such as the amount of water bound by the filter paper. Nevertheless, the CST apparatus is portable, and the method is easy to conduct, quick, cost-effective, and accurate, if the product of solid concentration and average specific resistance to filtration is of interest. The use of modified CST tests with a rectangular instead of a circular sludge storage and distribution facility, and a filter paper with smaller pore diameter, were most promising.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0888-5885
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 11:33
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16527

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