Short Course I


This 1-day Course "Solid/Liquid Separation" is of interest to engineers, scientists, managers and other technical personnel involved in solid-liquid separation in the process and other industries. You will find the course informative, regardless of whether they design, purchse, research or use filtration and separation equipment.


8.30 h Welcome Coffee

9.00 h Introduction and Overview

Systematic survey of separation processes, apparatus examples and separation strategies.

10.30 h Coffee Break

10.45 h Particle Characterization

Characterization of single particles, particle collectives and particle separation.

11.30 h Density Separation – Static Thickeners and Solid Bowl Centrifuges

Separation mechanisms, equipment, mode of operation, application.

12.15 h Lunch

13.15 h Depth and Cross Flow Filtration

Separation mechanisms, equipment, mode of operation, application.

14.00 h Cake Filtration – Formation, Washing and Demoisturing

Separation mechanisms, consequences for practical use.

14.45 h Coffee Break

15.00 h Cake Filters

Separation mechanisms, equipment, mode of operation, application.

15.45 h Filter Media

Overview and fields of application, influence of media properties on separation results.

16.30 h Coffee Break

16.45 h Suspension Pretreatment to Enhance Separation Properties

Additional techniques for enhancing solid-liquid separation processes, physiochemical influences on slurry stability, flocculation.

17.30 h Apparatus Combinations, Alternative Solutions and Apparatus Selection Criteria

Strategies for process optimization and selection of suitable separation techniques.

Save the Date:

11 October 2016

KoelnMesse – Cologne – Germany

Registration until 28 July 2016: 470 €

Registration from 29 July 2016: 560 €

Plant engineers, technicians and operators should find the course materials directly applicable, and graduate research students will value the expert introduction to the technologies. It is a comprehensive review of the processes involved in the separation of solids from liquids, which will emphasise practival aspects and present appropriate theoretical information as necessary.

Course Presenter

Dr.-Ing. Harald Anlauf is Academic Director at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics and since 35 years active in the field of solid liquid separation technology. His academic degrees as Chemical Engineer he earned 1980 and 1985 at Karlsruhe University. 1999-2006 he was Chairman of the VDI-GVC working party „Mechanical Liquid Separation“, since 2000 Co-Chairman of the FILTECH Congress Scientific Committee. 2004-2008 he was Chairman of INDEFI and President of the 10th World Filtration Congress 2008 in Leipzig, Germany. He published 170 technical papers, books etc. and is internationally active in giving consultations and lectures.


Characterisation of Particles and Particle Separation

Density Separation - Static Thickeners and Solid Bowl Centrifuges

Depth, Cross Flow and Cake Filters

Filter Media

Suspension Pretreatment to Enhance Separation Properties

Alternative Separation Solutions and Apparatus Combinations

Selection Criteria for Separation Equipment

Short Course I

Solid/Liquid Separation

Your Short-Course registration includes:

Extensive Course Notes

Lunch, snacks and drinks during breaks

Exhibition Ticket - 11-13 October 2016

Exhibition Catalogue

Get-Together Reception - 11 October 2016

Cologne Public Transport Ticket