Mining Inclined Plate Clarifier Thickener for Iron Ore
Inclined Plate Clarifiers (IPC) are a time proven method for
removing setteable solids from wastewater streams. In many
applications, an inclined plate clarifier is an economical way to
reduce TSS, metals, BOD, and more from a waste stream prior to
discharge or filtration. An inclined plate clarifier has a a much
smaller footprint than a conventional clarifier.
The Machine consists of 4 major compartments positioned along a
rectangular settler tank with an inclined backside at a slope of
The sections are:
A central slurry feed launder with a feed connection.
Two plate pack compartments with overflow launders that straddle
the feed launder. Each stack consists of a set of plates at an
inclination of 45-60 degrees and a clearance of 5-10 cm depending
on the volume and sliding characteristics of the settling sludge as
it enters hindrance.
Two overflow launders that connect to a box or a manifold with an
overflow connection positioned across the tank.
A sludge hopper at the bottom of the settler tank with an outlet
The slurry enters through the feed inlet and directed down and
sideways towards the two plate stack compartments. As the slurry
reaches the bottom end of the inclined plates stack it turns
upwards and enters between the parallel plates in a laminar flow
pattern. Here the free settling solid particles thicken to a sludge
that slides down the plates while the gradually clarifying liquid
moves up in a counter-current pattern. When the clear liquid
reaches the to top of the compartment it flows through orifices
that ensure even distribution of the flow across all the lamella
- Continuous operation.
- Due to its small volume no need to allocate large storage when
- No drive nor mechanical parts.
- Filling and emptying time is short.
- Small floor area footprint.
- Modular design for future expansions.