The IPS Plate Separator is a three phase separator, applied primarily as a sedimentation unit for the separation of solid particles from liquid.Besides solids sedimentation, the IPS is also suitable for the interception and removal of floating materials, for which a skim pipe or mechanical scraper can be installed.
The IPS is a two - stage settler. Easy, high rate settling solids are collected in the (smaller) first cone, the remainder of the relatively slow settling particles is separated by a cross-flow plate pack and collected in the second sludge cone.The sediment is thickened and discharged automatically through drain valves.As well as the IPS Cross Flow Settler, Nijhuis has a NPS Counter Current Settler in its product range.
For the comparison between cross-flow and counter current flow, please refer to the Oil-Water Separators.
Some applications are:
· Starch settling
· Sand and clay interception
· Activated sludge settling
· Separator for coagulation/flocculation processes
· Oil - water separation
Nijhuis Water Technology, 588 Edward Ave Unit 42, Richmond, ON L4C9Y6. Tel: 905-787-9292; Fax: 905-787-9595.