Many processes require solids to be discharged intermittently during operation, or for processes with liquids containing higher solids content (up to approx. 10%) the intermittent solids discharge separator is an ideal solution.
Designed with a unique hydraulic system below the separation space in the bowl which forces the sliding piston to drop down, thus opening the solids ports at the bowl periphery at preset intervals. This provides what is know as a self-cleaning effect when the solids are removed all at once during operation. Usually, water is used as the control medium.
This design has vast applications in all industries and is one of the most common types of disc stack centrifuge from Huading Separator.
Usually, self-cleaning separator is divided into two types. One is used for solids and two liquid phases from each other in one single continuous process, it is so called purifier. The other is used for solids and one liquid phase from each other, it is so called clarifier.