Predicting the dewatering performance of belt filter presses

J. Novak, W. Knocke, W. Burgos, P. Schuler

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Two sewage sludges were used to compare full-scale belt press performance to two types of laboratory devices to determine if either could be used to predict the performance. The wedge zone simulator (WZS) could accurately predict polymer demand, filtrate quality and cake solids. The shear tester used with a CST device was no better than a free drainage test at predicting polymer requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the Specialised Conference on Wastewater Sludge Dewatering: Theoretical Methods, Experimental and Modelling Techniques, Full-scale Operation and Control - Aalborg, Den
Duration: Jun 29 1992Jul 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology


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