The combined results of analytical, numerical, and laboratory studies are used in examining the kinetic behavior of sedimentation in well-mixed systems. The rate of mass removal of solids, dC/dt, as a function of mass concentration C, can be described as the sum of three power laws, dC/dt =-BdsC2. 3-BshC1.9-BbC1.3, each term of which corresponds to a particular coagulation mechanism: differential settling, shear, and Brownian motion. Empirical relationships for the coefficients Bds, Bsh, and Bb as a function of system parameters are provided.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry