Solid-Liquid Separation Technology for Removing Contaminant Fines From Water Scrubbing, Clarifier Effluents and Grey Water
This paper discusses thin-cake candle filter technology as an alternative to filter presses and bag and filter cartridges for removing solid contaminant fines from the water streams. These contaminants originate from various sources and are generally less than 1 micron (um) in size, which makes their removal very difficult. Candle filter technology and the process of thin-cake building, is a new approach for high-efficiency and cost-effective fines removal. Three different case histories are presented for purge water treatment units using filter aids, concentration without filter aid, and grey water concentration. Finally, there is a discussion of the impacts of chemical usage in clarifiers on filtration efficiency and troubleshooting.
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