Sedimentation velocity of solids in finite size vessels

Renzo Di Felice, Ralf Kehlenbeck

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The Richardson-Zaki equation is by far the most popular empirical equation used to describe the velocity-voidage relationship for sedimenting solid-liquid homogeneous suspensions, using only two empirical parameters. In this work some of Richardson and Zaki suggestions for the two parameters are challenged on the basis of new and old experimental evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1126
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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