Gravity Separation

Learn about separator design, construction and working principle
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Principles of Separation Theory
Phase Diagram and Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
Flash Calculation
How to select the right separator for operation
How to carry out separator sizing


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Gravity Separation Training Course provided by Velocis Solutions aims to deliver the main theory about separation by gravity, practical knowledge about the principle and design specifications of equipment. Here, in this course you will get into the most practical examples and information by looking through the following topics:

  • Principles of Separation Theory;

  • Phase Diagrams;

  • Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium;

  • Flash Calculation;

  • Selection Criterion of Separators

  • Separator Sizing on a specific example

Would you like to get an introduction about separation technique before starting the course? Here is some information for your interest:

Gravity separation is an industrial method of separating two components, either a suspension, or dry granular mixture where separating the components with gravity is sufficiently practical: i.e. the components of the mixture have different specific weight. All of the gravitational methods are common in the sense that they all use gravity as the dominant force.

Gravity separation is used in a wide variety of industries, and can be most simply differentiated by the characteristics of the mixture to be separated - principally that of 'wet' i.e. - a suspension versus 'dry' -a mixture of granular product. Often other methods are applied to make the separation faster and more efficient, such as flocculation, coagulation and suction. The most notable advantages of the gravitational methods are their cost effectiveness and in some cases excellent reduction. Gravity separation is an attractive unit operation as it generally has low capital and operating costs, uses few if any chemicals that might cause environmental concerns and the recent development of new equipment enhances the range of separations possible.

Who this course is for:

  • Chemical Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Junior Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Engineering Students

Course content

1 section7 lectures56m total length
  • Principles of Separation Theory
  • Phase Diagrams
  • Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
  • Flash Calculation
  • Selection Criterion of Separators
  • Separator Sizing - Part I
  • Separator Sizing - Part II


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