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Dewatering Centrifuge | Operation, Animation, Uses, Benefits

A dewatering centrifuge is an industrial centrifuge specifically designed to dewater, i.e., separate water from sludge. The separation of water from a slurry thickens the sludge and reduces the volume of wastewater for disposal. Therefore, this centrifuge is also known as a sludge thickening centrifuge. Operation The operation of a dewatering centrifuge can be simply […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge Parts | Availability, New vs. Generic, Sources

Disc stack centrifuge parts are specific to individual centrifuge models and differ between centrifuge manufacturers. Each centrifuge manufacturer has a specific centrifuge design that dictates the centrifuge parts. Centrifuge Construction The overall construction of most standard disc stack centrifuges is similar. They have a low-speed motor (1,800 RPM) that powers a bull gear that rotates […]

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Alfa Laval Disc Centrifuge Accessories | Recommendations and Benefits

The end-user can implement Alfa Laval disc centrifuge accessories to enhance the centrifuge performance by conditioning the process fluid, ease of operation, and centrifuge effluent handling.  In this article, we discuss the various Alfa Laval disc centrifuge accessories and their benefits. It is important to note that these centrifuge accessories are suitable for all industrial […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge Capacity | Rated vs. Actual | Factors to Consider

Disc stack centrifuge capacity is often confusing to first-time centrifuge customers primarily due to the wide range of capacities mentioned by used equipment sellers, online literature, and the general users. So, in this article, we will explain the difference between swallowing capacity, rated capacity, and actual real-world capacity of disc stack centrifuges. We will also […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge Troubleshooting | Clogged Bowl Discs

Table Of Contents Excessive sludge can potentially clog the bowl discs in a disc stack centrifuge. If the sludge enters the inter disc space, it blocks the passage for fluid to pass between discs. This condition is known as a clogged disc stack, and it drastically affects the centrifuge performance. Clogged bowl discs can also […]

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Alfa Laval Centrifuge | Applications, Benefits, Cost, Types, Specs, Sizes

Table Of Contents An Alfa Laval centrifuge is an industrial centrifuge manufactured by Alfa Laval, a global standard for high-quality, reliable separation equipment. These centrifuges find a wide variety of uses in all manufacturing and processing industries. Working Principle An Alfa Laval centrifuge is a sedimentation type of centrifuge that utilizes the enhanced force of […]

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Ethanol Extraction Centrifuges: Technical Comparison

Table Of Contents Ethanol Extraction Process The use of solvents to extract CBD Oil and THC compounds from dry plant biomass is known as the ethanol extraction process. Depending on the type of compound desired, the process may vary, but alcohol in the form of ethanol is key to the extraction of cannabinoids. An essential […]

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10 Reasons a Disc Centrifuge Cannot Reach Operating Speed

A disc stack centrifuge uses the centrifugal force it generates to separate the liquid from solid and liquid from the liquid. The centrifugal force exerted is a direct function of the bowl’s rotating speed. A disc centrifuge cannot reach operating speed due to several reasons. In this article, we will explore the causes and relevant […]

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Disc Centrifuge Friction Clutch Maintenance: A complete guide

Table Of Contents If you have an Alfa Laval disc stack centrifuge, it is crucial to know how to maintain the friction clutch to avoid centrifuge breakdowns and unplanned maintenance downtime. Also, a worn-out clutch causes a host of other issues for the centrifuge in the long run. This article discusses the maintenance and repair […]

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Can a centrifuge separate salt from water?

A centrifuge cannot separate salt from water. Centrifuges use the force of gravity to affect the separation of solids from liquids. Salt dissolves in water to form a solution. The centrifugal force exerted by a centrifuge separates immiscible phases such as sand from water but not miscible phases such as salt in water. Why can’t […]

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