What Is a Filter Press?

Filter presses are used for separating liquids and solids. It is used in a variety of manufacturing industries to produce goods. This article will give a brief overview of filter presses and their applications. Continue reading if your business is considering the need for one.

How is material filtered?

The key to a filter press’s operation is pressure. To separate mixtures, the unprocessed material is fed into a filter press. The filter press then applies enormous pressure and “dewaters” the solid material. Due to the wide variances of materials, filter presses need to be built specifically for the application they are used in. In other words, not every filter press is suitable for every application. Commissioning a filter press custom-built for your business might not be a cost-effective option. You may want to consider a filter press rental, depending on your business model.

Filter presses pump the mixture through the filter so that solids will be distributed evenly. A filter cloth is used to separate the solids from the liquids. The filtered fluid exits the machine, leaving the solid, or cake, in the machine. The solids build up in the filtration chamber until it is full and then removed. This can either be done manually or automatically, depending on the size of the job. A filter press is often used continuously with an automatic release valve for the solid waste in chemical plants.

What industries use filter presses?

In terms of applications, filter presses range from large, industrial-scale production to small, specialized filtration. You will find filter presses in such industries as chemical manufacturing, power plants, steel mills, food and beverage production, and many more.

Deciding on the right filter press for your business is a significant financial decision. Consult with a professional before making any decisions. There might be a filter press available that is used in your industry. Otherwise, many businesses must rely on custom-made filter presses for their manufacturing needs.

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