Enhanced Sedimentation in Inclined Fracture Channels

Series: Topics in Engineering (v. 32. )
The simplest means of inducing sedimentation is via gravity settling. However, this mechanism is very slow and nowadays many industrial processes favour the more efficient separation devices with inclined rather than vertical devices. This text is dedicated to the Boycott Effect, the phenomenon of enhanced sedimentation in inclined channels. Numerical results are presented for the case of sedimentation across the width of an inclined channel with infinite height and length. Analytical solutions are also illustrated in order to demonstrate the validity of these numerical procedures.