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Belt filter presses

A belt filter press (BFP) combines drainage and mechanical pressure sequentially, ultimately providing sludge dewatering by pressing the sludge between two revolving permeable belts to squeeze out the water from the sludge. This produces a cake (the dewatered product) having a dry solids (DS) content of 30% or more in the case of primary sludge. This is to be distinguished from the lower-energy gravity belt thickener process which achieves a maximum DS content of ~10%.

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