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Algae removal at water treatment plant

High capacity separation equipment to assist in the removal of algae at a water treatment plant

A water supplier sought to improve their existing process further by algae filtration from backwash water used within the water treatment process. Looking for a new solution, the company contacted Russell Finex and following a consultation and on-site trial, it was determined that the Liquid Solid Separator™ was the most appropriate machine for the application.

Algae removal at water treatment plant

Screening at 100 micron, the centrifugal separators are put into action when algae levels in the backwash water are above 40,000 cells per millimetre. In order to ensure there is no algae break up in the water, the Liquid Solid Separators are tilted at an angle to ensure the correct dryness of algae as it is discharged from the Liquid Solid Separator into the waste collection bin. With its unique screening action, the Liquid Solid Separator™ keeps the filtration mesh clear of oversize particles, thereby maximizing liquid flow. As a key requirement was for the system to be self-cleaning, spray bars were also installed to back wash the mesh in situ to further ensure the mesh is kept clear at all times.

Russell Finex has a history of supplying separation equipment for a wide range of companies within the water treatment sector. To find out more information about this application, and how it can be incorporated in your processing lines, please contact us.


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