, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Ceramic Foam For Molten metal Filtration

  • L. J. Gauckler
  • M. M. Waeber
  • C. Conti
  • M. Jacob-Duliere
Process & Extractive Metallurgy Research Summary


In this study, ceramic foam filters were used for the inductrial filtration of aluminum. Results are compared with laboratory experiments which are in good agreement with trajectory analyses of deep bed filtration for the early stage of filtration. The correlations between structural characteristics of the filter media, filtration parameters and filter efficiency are given. In addition, the most important parameters for the industrial use of filters are discussed.


Window Size Filter Medium Filter Cake Filter Efficiency TiB2 Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Gauckler
  • M. M. Waeber
  • C. Conti
  • M. Jacob-Duliere

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