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A filter press is one of the oldest and most trusted pieces of dewatering equipment. A filter press is used for wastewater treatment across a variety of industries and applications. A filter press works by separating out solids from liquids, removing impurities, and suspended solids from industrial wastewater. This allows plant managers to easily handle and dispose of waste while returning clean water to their systems.
Many industrial plants and facilities use or create wastewater with their processes. The wastewater can be discharged, based on local regulations and permit requirements, or re-used within their process. Most likely in all cases, the water needs to be treated to some degree to meet quality characteristics or regulatory requirements – often referred to as wastewater pretreatment.
With so many options for treating alkalinity, it is hard to know which one truly works the best. There are three main options that are typically represented in the marketplace for Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) when faced with this question: magnesium hydroxide, lime slurry, and caustic soda.
It is hard to recall the last time this question did not come up during conversations with a customer. “If I buy your equipment, how much is the all-in cost; everything from labor to the price of equipment, and everything in between?” Every job is different and filtering press dewatering solutions are highly engineered and customized to meet each requirement of the customer which makes this question a bit tricky to answer. But generally, we have come up with some basic rules of thumb that will help anyone understand what costs they can expect for each stage of the process to purchase and install a Dewatering Filter Press.