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<emphasis role="bold">CENTRIFUGE</emphasis>
<emphasis role="bold">CENTRIFUGE</emphasis>Centrifugal thickening is analogous to gravity thickening except that centrifuges can apply a force 500 to 3000 times that of gravity. The centrifugal force causes suspended solids particles to migrate through the liquid toward or away from the centrifuge’s rotation axis, depending on the difference between the liquid’s and solids’ densities. The increased settling velocity and short particle-settling distance accounts for a centrifuge’s comparatively high capacity.Centrifuges have been used to thicken waste solids since the early 1920s (WPCF, 1969). So…
Water Environment Federation: Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants: WEF Manual of Practice No. 8 ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 76, Fifth Edition. CENTRIFUGE, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export