Solids Suspension

Solids Suspension applications are found in most industries is some form of another.  The solids suspension procedure is used to ultimately provide an agitator to perform the process function.  

Category: The Solids Suspension ChemScale design procedure should be considered whenever

Size: The size of an agitator problem for the Solids Suspension ChemScale is the “Equivalent Volume.”  Equivalent Volume is equal to the actual volume multiplied by the specific gravity of the slurry.

Difficulty: Solids settling velocity is the difficulty parameter in solids suspension applications. The settling velocity is measured or calculated by using the particle size distribution, weight %, specific gravity, and the liquid specific gravity and viscosity.

Dynamic Response: The ultimate purpose of a turbine agitator is to achieve a desired process result.  For solids suspension applications, the dynamic response if fairly easy to quantify and are broken down into the following categories:

Solids Motion: All solids are in motion on the tank, bottom but not completely suspended.  Solids will build-up on the tank bottom over time if they do not dissolve

Off-Bottom Suspension: All solids are suspended off the tank bottom and will not accumulate over time

Uniform Suspension: All solids are suspended off the tank bottom and uniformly distributed throughout the tank

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