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Filter Press

The filter press is a solid-liquid separation equipment widely used in various industries, including wastewater treatment, chemical production, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as in the mining industry. Its operating principle relies on applying high pressure to separate solids from liquids through filter plates.

Operating Principle

A filter press consists of multiple filter plates arranged in a series, between which the sludge or mixture to be filtered is introduced under pressure. Each plate is covered with a filter cloth. When pressure is applied, the liquid passes through the cloth while the solids are retained, forming a filtration cake on each plate. After the filtration cycle, the plates can be separated to remove the solid filtration cake.

Advantages of the Filter Press

  1. Separation Efficiency: Thanks to the high pressure applied, the filter press allows for very efficient separation, producing relatively dry solids and recovering a clear liquid.
  2. Adaptable Processing Capacity: Filter presses can be sized and configured to handle varying volumes, from small amounts in laboratories to large industrial productions.
  3. Operation Cost Reduction: By maximizing product recovery and minimizing water consumption, filter presses help reduce operating and waste disposal costs.
  4. Versatility: Capable of processing a wide variety of sludges and suspensions, the filter press is used in many industrial and treatment processes.

Maintenance and Durability

Easy Maintenance: Although regular maintenance is necessary to ensure system performance, filter presses are designed for easy cleaning and maintenance, often with automated unloading systems.

Robust Construction: Made from materials resistant to corrosion and wear, filter presses offer a long service life even in demanding industrial environments.


Filter presses are used in wastewater treatment to separate sludge from purified water, in the mining industry for the recovery of precious metals, in the food industry for the clarification of juices and syrups, and in pharmaceutical production for the separation of precipitates.pour la séparation des précipités.

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