Filtration modeling and simulation with GeoDict, from filter media to filter element

M. Azimian*, C. K├╝hnle, S. Linden, A. Wiegmann, Math2Market GmbH, Germany

Several key parameters are essential as input data to precisely simulate the filtration characteristics of a filter element at macro scale, e.g. simulating the particle filtration through a pleated filter, as shown in the center in Fig. 1. Boundary conditions and flow conditions, as well as input parameters related to the micro-structure of the media, should be defined. The main input parameters for the macro-scale simulation, which are related to the micro-structure of the media, are: permeability of the media, maximum particle packing density and maximum flow resistivity for both the depth filtration regime and cake filtration regime (four parameters), and fractional filtration efficiencies. These parameters are routinely obtained by flat sheet experiments through the filter media. However, the GeoDict software, a pioneer modeling and simulation tool can be applied to obtain these input parameters, thus reducing the need for these time-consuming and costly experimental tests.

The study of the micro-structure of the filter media is the starting point to understand, analyze, and optimize a filter...

Session: F9 - Filter Media - Modelling, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Day: 24 October 2019
Time: 09:00 - 10:15 h

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