The effect of compressibility on the behaviour of filter media

  title={The effect of compressibility on the behaviour of filter media},
  author={Jakub Kory and A U Krupp and Colin P. Please and Ian M. Griffiths},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
A filter comprises porous material that traps contaminants when fluid passes through under an applied pressure difference. One side-effect of this applied pressure, however, is that it compresses the filter. This changes the permeability, which may affect its performance. As the applied pressure increases the flux of fluid processed by the filter will also increase but the permeability will decrease. Eventually the permeability reaches zero at a point in the filter and the fluid flux falls to… 

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