In the truly revolutionary development of the DiscDecanter GEA Westfalia Separator has for the first time coupled its expertise in separators with decanter technology.
The DiscDecanter effectively combines the respective advantages of decanters and separators in one machine: a disc stack ahead of the liquid outlet in the decanter bowl provides additional, highly efficient secondary clarification of the liquid phase. With the integral disc stack, the relevant ultrafine particles are separated and then returned to the decanter’s solids chamber and discharged along with the solid matter. In this way a whole new dimension of economic efficiency is obtained.
With the DiscDecanter a previously unobtainable dry residue can be attained, which brings about a significant reduction in drying costs. The decanter capacity doubles, process stages become superfluous and both space requirement and capital and running costs fall. Taking maize gluten dewatering as an example it has been shown that the DiscDecanter has a cost-lowering potential of up to 45 percent.