CENTRIFUGE

  • Centrifuges are sedimentation devices in which suspended solids are separated from a liquid under the action of centrifugal forces generated by spinning the internal bowl of the centrifuge.
  • The resulting settling velocities of the solids can be significantly higher than those generated by gravity forces.
  • Centrifuges can be thought of as sedimentation vessels operating under high “gravitational” forces.
  • Decanter centrifuges provide a highly versatile and reliable option for a large variety of separation processes. They are commonly used for the following applications:
    • - The separation of solid-liquid suspensions (two-phase separation),
    • - The separation of solid-liquid-liquid suspensions (three-phase separation),
    • - The thickening or dewatering of separated solids,
    • - The clarification of a liquid phase or liquid phases,
    • - The sizing of solids,
    • - The sorting of solids.