The apparatus is designed to study the settling characteristics and particle sizes of suspended solid.
Five transparent glass sediment tubes are mounted vertically on a rigid frame. The rear panel is translucent with back lighting. Scales are provided on the tubes. The tubes can be removed for washing, filling or mixing of solid particles. Sedimentation rate is observed using a stopwatch.
- Settling rate curve.
- Effect of particle size distribution.
- Effect of suspension height on sedimentation rates.
- Effect of concentration on sedimentation rate.
- Effect of flocculent.