What the equipment looks like . The purpose of thickening the sludge is to reduce its volume, which can be several fold. . Gravity belt thickening (can achieve up to 6% solid fraction) . An example of gravity belt thickener and its product.
A lamella clarifier or inclined plate settler (IPS) is a type of settler designed to remove . This can increase the settling area by two fold resulting in a decrease in the . accumulation and odour control, that occur when the machinery is outdoors. .. a dewatering process such as a thickener or a belt press filter to increase the.