The Lamella® is the original inclined plate gravity settler. Introduced by Parkson in 1971, it has been the industry standard for this technology.
Inclined plate settling works when a solid/liquid stream that has been flocculated, enters a tank, and flows upward between a pack of inclined plates. The solids fall to the plate surface, where they slide by gravity down to a sludge collection hopper. The clarified effluent flows through orifice holes and exits the top of the settler.
The innovative Lamella EcoFlow®, which was unveiled in 2012 and recently granted a patent for, eliminates the area of interference at the bottom of the plates and allows for full utilization of the plate settling area. This translates to a capacity increase of 25% in the same footprint and allows for easy retrofitting to upgrade older installations to the innovative EcoFlow® design!
The Lamella® has been utilized in countless applications, including the following:
- Potable water clarification
- Industrial process water
- Sand filter backwash
- Metal finishing
- River presedimentation