Sludge Separator & Water Filtration Machine

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Sludge Separator & Water Filtration Machine
Helps Stone Industry Meet Environmental Challenge


New plate filter sludge press systems from Diaco, LLC are now available to improve the stone industry’s ability to more efficiently and effectively process sludge during mining and manufacturing of stone products.

For years, the manufacturing and stone industries have been plagued by how to deal with sludge and wastewater treatment. Water is used as a lubricant during mining and sawing applications during the production of granite slabs, granite monument blocks, granite countertop fabrication and other stone industry manufacturing processes. The runoff of the sludge made up of stone particulate and water is an environmental challenge, and costly to the manufacturing process.

Hydraulic plate filter sludge press technology is now available to make the process of separating the solids from the sludge easier and efficient. The result is captured solids in cake form to be recycled or disposed of as solid waste, and filtered water that can be reused or treated to help meet environmental standards.

The plate filter sludge press works like a giant hydraulic accordion to squeeze the water out of the sludge. The process works by pumping the sludge into a series of chambers lined with cloth filters in the plate filter press machine. When the chambers are full of sludge, the system automatically starts the hydraulic compression of the chambers to squeeze the water out of the chamber leaving behind a solid cake of material. The hydraulic system then reverses to open the chambers and drop the cakes onto a conveyor that transports them to an awaiting collection bin for recycling or disposal.

Diaco, LLC is a leading provider of large stone industry machines and now has the newest models of plate filter presses designed especially for the stone industry. If you have more questions about the newest plate filter sludge press technology or want more technical specifications for these systems, call Heath at  Diaco, LLC, 706-988-8501.

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