Wastewater Kinematic Viscosity

Wastewater kinematic viscosity

Wastewater Kinematic Viscosity

The kinematic viscosity of wastewater is the ratio of its dynamic (absolute) viscosity to its density. When studying fluid behavior near solid boundaries, viscosity is an important fluid property. A fluid’s viscosity is the measure of its resistance against gradual deformation due to shear stress and tensile stress. Inter-molecular friction is what causes fluid to shear when layers of fluid try to slide past one another.
Viscosity refers to the fluid’s resistance against flow. Honey is high viscous, while water is medium viscous. Gas is low viscous.
Two related measures of fluid viscosity exist
Dynamic (or absolute).
Kinematic
Absolute (Dynamic) Viscosity – The coefficient of absolute viscosity is an indicator of internal resistance. Dynamic (absolute viscosity) is the tangential force per area needed to move one horizontal plan with respect to another plane – at a unit velocity – while maintaining a unit distance from the fluid.
Kinematic Viscosity: A ratio of absolute (or dynamic), viscosity and density is called kinematic viscosity. This is a quantity where no force is involved. You can calculate kinematic viscosity by dividing absolute viscosity and fluid mass density.

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