Raw Water Clarification
Inclined plate clarifiers (IPCs) and solids contact clarifier units (SCUs) are often utilized in a variety of applications for the removal of suspended solids from water by gravity settling (sedimentation), flocculation, and various methods of coagulation.
Clarifiers come in many shapes and sizes, from simple rectangular configurations to circular settling basins with sludge thickening rakes and blanket level controls. The removal efficiency depends on flow rate, type of solids, and solids concentration.
SAMCO IPCs and SCUs are efficient, compact units. By stacking several plates together and using the entire surface for settling, our clarifiers require 1/5th of the space most other clarifiers occupy.
SAMCO’s clarifiers minimize hydraulic short-circuiting and lower overall installation costs. They have no moving parts, reducing annual maintenance costs.
- Suitable for high TSS removal
- Can primarily be used for ZLD or near-ZLD applications
- SCUs can be utilized for high-flow application
- Larger footprint
- Prone to system upsets
- High chemical cost
- Difficult to control variations in flow