Ellis engineers have designed a separation technology so simple it’s like a bushel of apples just fell out of the sky and landed on their heads. Accordingly, manipulation of gravity is the key concept in Ellis’ Inclined Plate Clarifier (IPC). With a large settling surface area in a small footprint, you can remove more solids while saving space and installation costs.
To provide optimum settling of solids, the clarifier plates are angled at 55 degrees, delivering an increased amount of settling surface area. A non-clogging inlet diffusion baffle distributes flow evenly over the width of the separator and allows gravity to do the work from there. Entrained solids settle onto the top surface of the lower plate and slide down to be collected in the sludge hopper, which can be easily discharged without removing the plates. Once the process is complete, you’re left with cleaner, near solids-free water that exits the top of the plate area and overflows an adjustable weir.
Along with its time-tested design and ability to separate solids, the IPC process is energy efficient. The high quality effluent from the IPC often eliminates the need for any polishing filtration. The optional sludge thickening conveyor also maximizes solids concentration while gently moving solids to the point of discharge. This delivers consistent solids concentration without water channeling.
The IPC can be used in a variety of applications and industries, including: fluoride removal, heavy metal precipitation, stone washing of textiles, solids from scrubber water, food grade starch, vegetable fluming, and more. Most often, the IPC is used in manufacturing when reducing total solids (TS) and suspended solids (TSS) from wastewater.
With optimal clarification and a small footprint, the IPC is a great option for solids separation. Learn more about the Inclined Plate Clarifier.