Chapter 30. Settling, Sedimentation, and Centrifugation

30.0 Chapter Objectives

On completion of this chapter, a student should be able to:

  • Explain why settling and sedimentation processes are different from filtration

  • Provide examples of applications for settling, sedimentation, and centrifugal separation processes

  • Explain the difference between free settling and hindered settling

  • Identify and calculate the forces acting on a particle while it is in motion

  • Calculate the particle Reynolds number

  • Calculate the terminal velocity and drag coefficient for a single falling particle in different flow regimes

  • Explain how wall effects could affect the settling properties of particles

  • Show how differential settling can be used to separate and classify ...

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