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filtration

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

The process of separating components of a slurry by leaving the suspended solids as filter cake on a filter medium while the liquid passes through. The process can be either static or dynamic.

See: bentonitecolloidal solidsdynamic filtrationfiltercakefilter mediumhigh-pressure, high-temperature filtration testlow-colloid oil mudlow-pressure, low-temperature filtration testmud programstatic filtration

X-Y plot of filtrate volume versus time.

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