Wall Effects on the Sedimentation Velocity of Suspensions in Viscous Flow

Renzo Di Felice, Enrico Parodi

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The sedimentation velocity of multiparticle suspensions was investigated experimentally for cases where the column wall is likely to have a nonnegligible effect. The experiments demonstrate that the container wall diameter influences the falling velocity only for dilute systems, which is in contrast with a widely used, established empirical relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-931
Number of pages5
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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