What are parallel plate settlers?
Plate settlers increase the effective settling area of the current clarifier and sedimentation basins, by a significant amount.
When plate settlers are included in the design of new tanks, their size can be significantly decreased. This is because the surface area for settling in gravity separators and clarifier, which many parallel plates provide, is what determines how well suspended solids are removed.
Let us understand some basics of parallel plate settlers, their features and advantages.
Increased Performance of the Plate Setter
Over competing plate settlers, Netsol Water has a number of design enhancements. These designs have various elements that make inspection, cleaning, and maintenance for plant workers considerably simpler, as well as a more equalised flow through the plate portions.
At water treatment facilities, we provide retrofit services for older sedimentation basins, in addition to creating new Plate Settler systems. A stainless steel tank will be included for standalone modular systems as well. Municipal wastewater treatment systems can also use this kind of clarifier.
Tertiary treatment using flocculation and sedimentation is the most typical wastewater application.The design flow of existing plants can also be improved by using these standalone components.
Plate settler operation and design
The settling zone is reached via various inlet orifices of varying sizes, and flow then travels upward through the plates, which are 55° off the horizontal. The design flow velocity between the plates is carefully considered to enhance settling potential.
Through orifices in the collection tubes, the effluent is uniformly collected at the top of the plate sections, maximizing settling and guaranteeing stable flow. After flowing over weir plates attached to stainless steel collection troughs, the flow exits the collection tubes.
Operators can quickly and easily inspect the plates from above without draining the basin, or removing any plate sections thanks to the fact that each collection tube receives flow from flow channels. This gives them a distinct advantage over many other plate settlers.
Applications for Plate Settlers
· Treatment of potable water
· Clarification of surface water
· Processing of water
· Clarification of filter backwash
Retrofits for sedimentation basins
· Planning and Implementation.
· Construction made entirely of stainless steel which improves capacity and throughput, while lowering the solids load on final filtration processes.
· More consistent hydraulic flow, up to 30% better settling.
· Improved laminar flow across the plates is promoted by influent flow distributors with variable size.
· Simpler maintenance and enhanced operator skills.
· There is significantly greater open space for visual examination at the top of the plates.
· Without having to drain the tank, it is simple to examine and wipe the plate faces.
· Each plate part can be removed individually.
· Even while operating, operators can stand on top of the plate pieces.
Specifically designed plate settler systems
A sedimentation system can be created using our Parallel Plate Settler. With the addition of parallel plate modules and ourSludge Collection System, we may also help with upgrading existing facilities to achieve greater cost efficiency, lower space needs, or increased flow rate requirements.
Customization is simple because we have all engineering and manufacturing resources under one roof. Almost any variation on the fundamental concept can be accomplished at our facilities. Additionally, to meet the unique needs of our customers, we can provide individual components.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water provides expert guidance and technical support for all air, water and wastewater related issues. Our certified specialists have worked on a wide range of parallel plate separators, in a variety of wastewater treatment sectors.