The lamella separator (also lamella clarifier) separates settleable solids (particles) from liquids and is used for instance in the treatment of process water and waste water.
Basically all solids that sediment in a given time, can be separated easily and economically with the lamella separator. Depending on the density those are usually solids larger than approximately 50 μm in diameter. For separating smaller particles and turbid substances, flocculants are used in order to create settleable flakes.
The lamella separator is a pressure-less system. The untreated water is pumped or flows by gravity into the inlet channel of the lamella clarifier where it flows downwards (❶). Below the lamellae the flow is reversed and streams up through the lamellae (❷). The solids settle down countercurrently on the lamellae (❸).
The clarified water flows further upwards and via a special overflow weir to the outlet (❹). The solids slide down along the lamellae and accumulate in the sludge funnel (❺). In order to keep the sludge flowable it is possible to add a scraper in the area of the funnel tip. Depending on the subsequent process steps the sludge is continuously or discontinuously removed (❻).
Cross section lamella packs
Our products are available to rent for pilot tests. Due to our extensive rental park, we can put together complete test systems individually for your task.
The lamella clarifier is offered as standard design and as special construction which can be designed, manufactured and delivered from laboratory size to industrial dimensions. Depending on the case of application they can be extended by different add-on parts.
stainless steel AISI 304 / AISI 316L
special coating to rubber coating
polypropylene, stainless steel
Alternative materials on request
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