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How do you select the right size filter for your process?

The filter should be sized appropriately to handle the solids volume that is being processed.

A general rule of thumb to follow is that the maximum solids height should be equal or less than the agitator stroke, typically 12 to 20 inches. However, the final cake thickness achievable will depend on the characteristics of the filter cake. To accurately size a unit, you would need to provide some basic process information, including slurry volume per batch, wet cake volume per batch, and preferred material of construction. Using these three main factors, we can determine the model and size that is most suitable for your process. It is also important to know the filtration rate as that can impact the size selected.