I'm in the business of purifying used cooking oil. Normally, I heat the oil up and let it settle for a couple of days. Water and solids settle to the bottom and cleaner oil remains on top. I'm trying to accelerate this process.
So, the idea is to take a vertical tank 5ft diameter, about 10ft tall and put a paddle mixer on top with vertical blades that would extend to about 3" from the wall. If I turn on the mixer, it will spin at about 60 rpm and spin the liquid with it. According to my calculations this should give me a force of 3.5g and thus decrease settling time by about 3.5 times.
Please let me know if this can work or if I'm missing something. Your input will be highly appreciated.