Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.92, No.11, 1851-1856, 2020
Rewetting During Press Filtration
During press filtration, the filter cake experiences a plastic deformation. However, a filter cake expansion may occur once the pressing forces are released, which is confirmed by experiments with an aqueous coal suspension. Rewetting of the cake occurs when a liquid film is present during cake swelling, which deteriorates the cake dryness significantly. However, this can be prevented when the liquid film is successfully removed, and lower pressures suffice for mechanical cake drying.