AKW Apparate + Verfahren GmbH
Processing Plants and Separation Machinery for Wet Mechanical and Water Management Processing
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High Performance Thickeners AKA-SETAKW Apparate + Verfahren GmbH
AKA-SET is a special equipment for thickening and process water treatment. Main application for the AKA-SET is the separation of water, the reduction of sludge volume, the treatment of process water and the thickening of suspensions.
Principle of operation
The flow routing of the flocculated feed slurry in the filtering zone in counter-current to the sedimenting particles causes the formation of macro flocs. These flocs are sedimented at a higher speed than the micro flocs of conventional thickeners. This results in a higher loading rate per unit settling area and smaller thickener diameters, compared with the traditional static thickeners.