In construction of
sieve compartment, some factors were taken into consideration and they are:
- The capacity of the sieve
- The type of material to be used for constructing
- The availability of the material
- The type of mixture that can be filtered in it
- Cost which is the determinant factor in
fabrication of any equipment.
These factors listed helped greatly in completion of this project.
At the end of the fabrication, a sieve equipment was constructed
with specified dimensions.
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of Study
1.2 Statement of
1.3 Purpose/Aims/Objective of the Study
1.4 Scope and Limitation of the Study
1.5 Method of Research
1.6 Significance of the Study
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.2 Theory of
2.3 Definition of
2.4 Types of
4.1 Material Balance on
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Generally all Chemical Engineering mostly deals with the
construction of sieve among other construction in order to fulfill the theory
of separation technique.
Industrial sieve compartment is a kind of machine fabricated to be
used in separating solid particles. The sieving equipment works by
allowing solid particles of different sizes to pass through the pores or the
aperture which consist of orderly, arranged sets of sieves in a manner of the
particle sizes and shapes. Basically sieve equipments consist of a set of
sieves preferably with the quality of shocker in accordance with its speed
The sieve equipment operates best when the solid particles is in
their coarse and fine form. The equipment has high sensitive efficiency,
but only few have been constructed since the development of separation of
particles. This is as a result of the losses incurred and the procedure
involved and also the labour needed to clean the sieve plate and to handle the
However, in the construction of sieve, we have to bear certain
qualities in mind to portray such as determination of size and shape of the
equipment which contributes to the efficiency of the equipment.
Size separation is a unit operation technique which is often used
daily in industries, and our daily lives. Sieving one of the size
separation technique that is often needed and therefore sieve is the equipment
used, and therefore for effective size separation, there is need for
constructing of sieve compartments.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
Before the existence of sieve compartment, there has been a lot of
difficulties which one normally face when making or fabricating the
equipment. They include; cuttings during cutting, the whole cutted mesh
might not be the same.
Coupling – when coupling, the different cutted materials might not
exactly fit, but joined using trial and error method. And availability of
material is also one of the problems encountered.
1.3 PURPOSE/AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The main aim of this project is to fabricate or construct a sieve
which is the basis of separation of solid particles into different sizes by
passing it through mesh and with the assistant of shaking, large particles are
retained on the mesh which is referred to as (oversize) and the undersize.
1.4 METHOD OF RESEARCH
The research was done by sourcing information from the library,
internet textbooks and from previous or related subjects projects.
Empirical research was also conducted by performing a standard
construction of a sieve compartment in the workshop. The apparatus for
the construction was set up and carried out with all the precautions strictly
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
Construction of industrial sieve compartment has played a
significance role to mankind and industries. The construction of this
work help to carry out effective separation without much problems.
It reduces the physical effort required by an operators, free him
from tediously repeated sieving or separation because the sieve is in set and
contains a shocker which when plug to the socket, performs the operation or
separation on itself.
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