International Sugar Journal

Lamella clarifiers in sugar processing [Full subscriber]

Abstract  Lamella clarifiers, also commonly called inclined plate settlers, have been used for water treatment clarification since the 1970’s. The application areas of lamella clarifiers have subsequently been widely expanded and they are now used in many other application areas and industries including the pulp and paper and mining industries. This design of clarifier has now also been tested for use in the sugar industry for juice, syrup and refinery phosphatation clarification duties.  The Lamella clarifier design principle takes advantage of the considerably improved performance of clarifiers incorporating inclined lamella plates. These enable the construction of clarifiers with significantly reduced…

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