Our High-Rate Thickeners are simple in design and operation with specific benefits for today's producers. After having removed usable materials from the effluent stream, Thickeners recover immediately re-usable process water adjacent to the plant site.
Thickeners use a minimal amount of polymer / chemical in order to "drop" the solids. Rotating rake arms collect settled sludge and move it toward the center discharge cone. From there the solids are typically pumped out at 35-45% solids to a pond or dewatering device such as a Recessed Plate Filter Press.