Comparing Sludge Dewatering Equipment: Filter Presses and Centrifuges

There are a variety of sludge dewatering machines available for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems. Two widely used types are filter presses and centrifuges. For those unfamiliar with these systems, they operate as follows. A filter press is a sludge dewatering machine that works by squeezing the water content out of sludge. Liquid sludge enters the machine through a feed line and is dispersed through a series of filtered plates. Once the plates are filled, pressure is applied to force out the water content. What’s left in the filters is dry waste that can easily be gathered and sent for disposal. In contrast, centrifuges work by rotating sludge at a high speed to cause solids and liquid to separate. Clarified water will exit one end of the machine while waste can be removed from the other side. Like filter presses, centrifuges can be highly automated to maximize efficiency and reduce the need for manual oversight from your staff.

To obtain the right sludge dewatering equipment for your industrial or municipal facility, look to the wastewater treatment professionals at Beckart Environmental. We’re an equipment manufacturer that offers a wide variety of sludge dewatering technology and related supplies. From our popular Hy-Pack® filter presses to our decanter centrifuges, we have dewatering machines installed in facilities around the world.

When you reach out to us, we can help you identify your sludge dewatering needs and walk you through the different types of equipment you have to choose from. We can supply you with equipment, chemicals, and support services for your wastewater treatment operations, giving you a convenient and effective single-source solution. Contact Beckart Environmental today for help determining which type of sludge dewatering system is right for you.