Experimental studies on the effect of electrode configuration in electrofiltration


Genc A., Tosun I.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.37, no.13, pp.3053-3064, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/ss-120005654
  • Journal Name: SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3053-3064

Abstract

Results from the electrofiltration of anatase (TiO2) particles in a water suspension and using three different electrode configurations are presented. The three electrode configurations studied were spot, foil, and mesh. For the first two configurations, the electric field was perpendicular to the direction of flow while for the mesh configuration it was opposite to the direction of flow. The percent gain volume filtrate and power consumption were measured for each electrode configuration. For a given percent gain volume filtrate, it was observed that the foil electrode configuration consumes the least power.