Sedimentation and Thickening

Phenomenological Foundation and Mathematical Theory

  • María Cristina Bustos
  • Fernando Concha
  • Raimund Bürger
  • Elmer M. Tory

Part of the Mathematical Modelling book series (MMTA, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 1-6
  3. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 7-26
  4. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 27-34
  5. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 35-51
  6. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 52-71
  7. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 72-94
  8. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 95-110
  9. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 111-148
  10. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 149-183
  11. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 184-199
  12. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 200-214
  13. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 215-235
  14. María Cristina Bustos, Fernando Concha, Raimund Bürger, Elmer M. Tory
    Pages 236-252
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 253-285

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to present a rigorous phenomenological and mathematical formulation of sedimentation processes and to show how this theory can be applied to the design and control of continuous thickeners. The book is directed to stu­ dents and researchers in applied mathematics and engineering sciences, especially in metallurgical, chemical, mechanical and civil engineering, and to practicing en­ gineers in the process industries. Such a vast and diverse audience should read this book differently. For this reason we have organized the chapters in such a way that the book can be read in two ways. Engineers and engineering students will find a rigorous formulation of the mathematical model of sedimentation and the exact and approximate solutions for the most important problems encountered in the laboratory and in industry in Chapters 1 to 3, 7 and 8, and 10 to 12, which form a self-contained subject. They can skip Chapters 4 to 6 and 9, which are most important to applied mathematicians, without losing the main features of sedimentation processes. On the other hand, applied mathematicians will find special interest in Chapters 4 to 6 and 9 which show some known but many recent results in the field of conservation laws of quasilinear hyperbolic and degenerate parabolic equations of great interest today. These two approaches to the theory keep their own styles: the mathematical approach with theorems and proofs, and the phenomenological approach with its deductive technique.

Keywords

Boundary value problem Metall civil engineering metal model simulation solid

Authors and affiliations

  • María Cristina Bustos
    • 1
  • Fernando Concha
    • 1
  • Raimund Bürger
    • 2
  • Elmer M. Tory
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical EngineeringUniversity of ConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics AUniversity of StuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceMount Allison UniversitySackvilleCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9327-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5316-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9327-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2960
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