The Theory of Sedimentation is an interdisciplinary field of research that investigates the build up of sediments. It implies knowledge of chemical engineering, mathematics, fluid mechanics, and physics. This book tries both to give an introduction on the level of graduate students and to be a reference book for researchers and practitioners. The content reaches from the explanation of basic concepts up to the documentation of ongoing research.
== Contents ==
Introduction
Modeling
Theory of mixtures
Sedimentation of ideal suspension
Sedimentation with compression
Experimental design
Mathematical theory
Riemann problem for a scalar conservation law
Initial value problem for a scalar conservation law
Riemann problem for a system of conservation laws
Initial value problem for a system of conservation laws
Mathematical theory for sedimentation with compression
Mathematical theory for clarifier-thickener
Numerical simulation
Parameter Identification
== References ==
Bustos, M.C., Concha, F., Bürger, R and Tory, E.M., Sedimentation and Thickening: Phenomenological Foundation and Mathematical Theory, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ISBN 0-7923-5960-7. September 1999.