Lamella separator

Lamella clarifiers use a series of inclined plates. These inclined plates provide a large effective settling area for a small footprint. Solid particles begin to settle on the plates and begin to accumulate in collection hoppers at the bottom of the clarifier unit. The sludge is drawn off at the bottom of the hoppers and the clarified liquid exits the unit at the top over a weir.

Advantages

  • - Compact design: usually requiring only 65-80 % of the area of clarifiers operating without inclined plates
  • - large effective settling area
  • - small footprint
  • - performance can be improved by the addition of flocculants and coagulants

Application

  • - Industrial process water.
  • - Municipal wastewater treatment.
  • - Heavy metal precipitation.
  • - Landfill leacchte