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What Determines the capacity of a filter press


The capacity of a Filter Press is determined by the following items:

*Type and preparation of feed material

*Volume of the chambers of each Filter Press

*Specific gravity of the solids being dewatered

*Percent moisture of the filter cake

*Number of filter plates

*Number of cycles per hour the Filter Press can discharge

The number of cycles is depending on the:

*Fill time

*Dewatering time

*Cake/Wash/Blow when used

*Core/Wash/Blow when used

*Open and closing time of the Filter Press

*Pump capacity (flow and pressure capabilities of the feed system)

*Feed characteristics of the material

*Size gradation, permeability, chemicals used