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The Influence of Surface Energy on the Washing Quality of Filter Cakes

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The washing of filter cakes, especially the displacement washing, represents an important aspect in science researches and industrial applications. A lot of ongoing researches are focussed on impurities, which are dissolved in the mother liquid (e.g. sodium chloride) and washed out with the identical pure liquid without impurities. The project flushing focuses on systems with two chemically different liquids. The main aim is to exchange an organic solvent by water. This article focuses on the adsorption effects during a washing process with solid systems of different wetting behaviours.

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M. Wilkens and U. Peuker, "The Influence of Surface Energy on the Washing Quality of Filter Cakes," Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, Vol. 1 No. 4, 2011, pp. 252-255. doi: 10.4236/aces.2011.14036.


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