Accession Number : AD0163571

Title :   Floating Settler for Separation of Liquid and Solid Phases.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Reed,Sherwood

Report Date : 19 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The invention relates to an improved system for separation of a liquid phase from a solid phase dispersed therein, often a critical step in many industrial processes. This separation is especially critical in water and sewage treatment processes where the separation of solid particles is accomplished by gravity sedimentation in properly sized basins and tanks. More particularly, it relates to a system imploying a tube settler which is designed to float on the surface of the liquid-solid mixture and to discharge clear liquid at a uniform flow rate comparable to the average input rate. Because of the uniform discharge rate, the size of the sedimentation or treatment tanks can be reduced and the number of tubes in the tube settler can be reduced. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PATENTS, SEPARATION), MIXTURES, PIPES, SEDIMENTATION, PHASE STUDIES

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE