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Dataset underlying the research of: new insights into the fluidisation characteristics of granular activated carbon for drinking water treatment applications

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posted on 17.03.2021, 15:20 by Onno Kramer
Granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration is a very important treatment unit operation in drinking water production processes. GAC filtration is widely used for its filtration and adsorption capabilities as a barrier for undesired macro and micro-pollutants. GAC filtration consists of two ascending procedures: filtration procedure, capturing the impurities from the water, in conjunction with a backwash procedure, flushing these impurities out of the system. The prediction of the bed expansion of GAC is complex since the particles are non-spherical, porous and polydisperse. It is complicated to find GAC particle properties such as the wet density, wet mass and the minimum fluidisation porosity. To be able to predict the porosity these values must be known.
This data set contains numerical data of fluidisation experiments for various flow rates, water temperatures for nine different GAC types. In addition, a large data-set is shared with drying log (evaporation) values. Also, photographic and video material as well as morphological measurements (Camsizer, ImageJ, sieve and microscope) are provided.




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Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Water Management Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Department of Process and Energy Waternet, Amsterdam (funder) HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Institute for Life Science and Chemistry Queen Mary University of London, Division of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Materials Science