About Choosing the Right Filter Paper
The common shape of the filter paper is round and is made of cotton fiber, so there are numerous holes on the surface for liquid particles to pass through, while larger solid particles cannot pass. This property allows the separation of liquid and solid materials that are mixed together.
How to choose the right filter paper
Choosing the right filter paper can be determined by considering the following four factors.
1.Hardness: Filter paper will become wet when filtered. Some long-term filtration experiments should consider the use of tough filter paper after wet water.
2.Filtration efficiency: The degree and size of the water-permeable pores on the filter paper affect its filtration efficiency. High-efficiency filter paper has fast speed and a high resolution.
3.Capacity: The solid particles accumulated during filtration may block small holes in the filter paper. Therefore, the denser the water seepage pores, the higher the capacity, and the more filtration allowed.
4.Applicability: Some filter papers are made by special steps. For example, it is necessary to use a nitrogen-free filter paper in the test medicine for measuring the nitrogen content in the blood.
Please note that filter paper cannot filter zinc chloride, or the filter paper will be corroded and damaged by zinc chloride.