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Numerical Simulation Of Contaminant Flow In A Wool Scour Bowl., Tim Marchant Dec 2006

Numerical Simulation Of Contaminant Flow In A Wool Scour Bowl., Tim Marchant

Tim Marchant

Wool scouring is the process of washing dirty wool after shearing. Our model numerically simulates contaminant movement in a wool scour bowl using the advection–dispersion equation. This is the first wool scour model to give time-dependent results and to model the transport of contaminants within a single scour bowl. Our aim is to gain a better understanding of the operating parameters that will produce efficient scouring. Investigating the effects of varying the parameters reveals simple, interesting relationships that give insight into the dynamics of a scour bowl.