Applications

Since clarification occurs in a quiescent zone undisturbed by moving elements such as a conveyor, settling is effective, and recovery is good. Because the bowl speed is low, shearing of flocculant material is minimal. These centrifuges can efficiently capture (90%) of even difficult biological or alum sludge solids without coagulants.

Applications for these centrifuges include metal hydroxide waste, aerobic sewage sludge, and water treatment alum sludge. Figure 7.48.3 gives the typical performance

FIG. 7.48.2 Imperforate bowl knife centrifuge with skimming tube.

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