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Fact Sheet: Recessed-Plate Filter Press

Recessed-plate filter presses are used to remove water from liquid wastewater residuals and produce a non-liquid material referred to as “cake”. Recessed-plate filter presses are among the oldest types of dewatering devices and can produce the highest cake solids concentration of any mechanical dewatering equipment. They are more commonly used in industrial applications than in municipal wastewater facilities.

The biosolids technology fact sheet for recessed-plate filter press provides:

  • A description of the recessed-plate filter press
  • Applicability to wastewater treatment plants
  • Advantages and disadvantages of recessed-plate filter presses
  • Design criteria
  • Performance capabilities and data
  • Operation and maintenance information
  • Costs
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