Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Paper Science and Engineering


In this study, the Beloit Uniflow Cleaner is evaluated to determine the effects that entrained air has on the removal of neutral density contaminants. Various levels of air are injected at the inlet header. The results of this project are that, at 0% air entrainment, the removal of efficiency is at its maximum. Introducing air causes the removal efficiency to fluctuate between 0% and 0.5%. Results, though, are inconclusive,. Recommendations for further research include exploring particle size and shape, vary stock temperature and consistency, and determine the maximum particle size before cleaning and efficiency is adversely affected.