Experimental investigation of the use of pleated filter media in a filter media test rig with regard to operating and emission behaviour

Surface filters are used in various technical processes to separate particles from a particle laden gas. The particles are mainly separated on the surface of the filter medium and on the already formed dsut cake. A main focus in the operation of surface filters lies on particle emission and the stable operation.
Besides flat filter media, folding (pleating) the filter media can be used to increase the filtration area while having the same filter installation size. This method is commonly used to create compact filter systems with a large filter surface area. When using pleated filter media or pleated filter elements (e.g. cartridge filters), certain problems occur during operation (e.g. insufficient regeneration, unstable operation), which are mainly due to the pleating or the pleating process itself.
The understanding of this influence on a small laboratory scale is to be transferred to existing pilot plants as part of a scale-up in order to support plant engineers and filter media manufacturers in the future.

In this work, the influence of pleating on the operating behaviour is to be investigated in a filter media test rig (DIN ISO 11057). In addition to the direct influence of pleating, the influence of different geometric designs on the operating behaviour is also of relevance. These findings are the basis to determine suitable parameters for the scale-up process.

If you are interested in a varying task with new challenges and want to learn more about the wide field of application for surface filters, I would be very happy to hear from you via Mail or Phone.

What I can offer you:

  • Regular contact with my students, to try to make the thesis project als smooth and successful as possible
  • Support when questions or problems arise
  • Freedom for your ideas concerning your thesis

Your tasks include:

  • Developing and tracking y project plan for your thesis
  • Parameter study for pleated filter media in an existing filter media test rig
  • Indepent conduction and evaluation of the experiments

What you should bring to the job:

  • Interest in learning new things and broadening the own horizon
  • Independent work ethics
  • Ability to communicate
  • Goal oriented work concerning your thesis