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To compute for sedimentation of concentrated suspension, five essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Change in Density between the Dispersed and Continuous Phase of the Suspension (ΔP), Acceleration due to Gravity (g), Particle Radius (a), ****Viscosity of Continuous Phase (η)** and **Solid Landing (φ).**

The formula for calculating sedimentation of concentrated suspension:

v = ^{2ΔPga2} / _{9η}(1 – φ)^{5 ± 0.25}

Where:

v = Sedimentation of Concentrated Suspension

ΔP = Change in Density between the Dispersed and Continuous Phase of the Suspension

g = Acceleration due to Gravity

a = Particle Radius

η = Viscosity of Continuous Phase

φ = Solid Landing

Let’s solve an example;

Find the sedimentation of concentrated suspension when the change in density between the dispersed and continuous phase of the suspension is 20, the acceleration due to gravity is 12, the particle radius is 32, the viscosity of continuous phase is 14 and the solid landing is 0.

This implies that;

ΔP = Change in Density between the Dispersed and Continuous Phase of the Suspension = 20

g = Acceleration due to Gravity = 12

a = Particle Radius = 32

η = Viscosity of Continuous Phase = 14

φ = Solid Landing = 0

v = ^{2ΔPga2} / _{9η}(1 – φ)^{5 ± 0.25}

v = ^{2 x 20 x 12 x 322} / _{9 x 14} x (1 – 0)^{5 + 0.25}

v = ^{2 x 20 x 12 x 1024} / _{126} x (1)^{5.25}

v = ^{491520} / _{126} x 1

v = 3900.95 x 1

v = **3900.95**

Therefore, the **sedimentation of concentrated suspension **is **3900.95.**

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