|Automation Grade||Manual, Automatic, Semi-Automatic|
|Filter Area (square meter)||300-400, 100-200, 200-300, 400-500, <100|
|Filtration Capacity||1-500 litres/hr, 2000-3000 litres/hr, 500-1000 litres/hr, >3000 litres/hr, 1000-2000 litres/hr|
|No Of Plates||20-30, 30-40, 40-50, >50, 10-20|
A plate and frame filter press is the most fundamental design, and many now refer it as a "membrane filter plate". This type of filter press consists of many plates and frames assembled alternately with the supports of a pair of rails. The presence of a centrifuge pump ensures the remaining suspended solids do not settle in the system, and its main function is to deliver the suspension into each of the separating chambers in the plate and frame filter. For each of the individual separating chambers, there is one hollow filter frame separated from two filter plates by filter cloths.
An automatic filter press has the same concept as the manual filter and frame filter, except that the whole process is fully automated. It consists of larger plate and frame filter presses with mechanical "plate shifters". The function of the plate shifter is to move the plates and allow rapid discharge of the filter cakes accumulated in between the plates. It also contains a diaphragm compressor in the filter plates which aids in optimizing the operating condition by further drying the filter cakes.Recessed plate filter press
Types of water filters media filters, screen filters, disk filters, slow sand filter beds, rapid sand filters, cloth filters,and biological filters such as algae scrubbers.