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What To Consider When Selecting a Filter-Press Pump

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 von admin

Fig. 1 A typical chamber filter press being fed by a Almatec high-pressure air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump

Technical paper by Peter Schüten:

High-Pressure Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps Deliver The Operational Advantages Necessary For Optimized Operation Of Chamber Filter Presses.

In many industrial processes that feature the handling of liquids, the substances that are being transferred may occur in an aqueous or “muddy” state, with the liquid portion needing to be removed. This liquid-removal stage may take place during the production process – for example, in the filtration of edible oils or yeast solutions – but it more frequently occurs at the end of a process like wastewater treatment when the waste sludge that has formed must be withdrawn. Since the disposal of such sludges is calculated based on weight and volume, their thickening and drying is particularly lucrative for the processor. During the thickening and drying process, the sludges are treated using chemicals and/or physical processes so that the waste sludge forms into flake-like solids. After adjusting the pH level to neutral or alkaline via the use of milk of lime, the subsequent dewatering process separates the water for disposal, with the remaining volume of sludge significantly reduced.

The simplest technology for this process involves collection and thickening of the sludge through the use of gravity. However, it is significantly more effective to use technical drying methods via processes such as centrifuges and evaporators, or more commonly, chamber filter presses (Fig. 1).

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Improvements and cost reduction of chamber filter press feed

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Coal continues to be an important raw material. Speci­fically in Poland, the majority of energy is generated by converting coal into electricity. Mining operations have to use the most modern technology in order for this process to run as efficiently as possible. The Pniówek Processing Plant operates 9 chamber filter presses with 570 m3 of filtration area each.

Before modernization, 2 centrifugal pumps were used for press feeding which were consuming 560,000 kWh/year of energy. Added to this were repair costs of approxi­mately 27,000 Euros annually. In 2012, the investor decided to change the existing sys­tem and reassess the requirements and objectives of the filter press feeding modernization project, most important of which was to reduce energy consumption and extend intervals between repairs.

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