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Raw spent wash dewatering
AMCON contributing to the World Most Environmentally Friendly Distillery
Atmosphere unpleasant and unsafe with the amount spray that was airborne. The dewatering room was full of mould due to the yeast in the spent wash. The client needed a stable, continuous delivery of dewatered spent wash to fuel the bio-energy plant.
After 3 successful pilots test the decision was taken to replace the belt presses with AMCON’s VOLUTE™ Dewatering Presses. A total of 11 VOLUTEs were installed, 8 will be in constant use with the other 3 being rotated into use to allow for deep cleaning. Water consumption is extremely low @240l/h reducing the amount that was required for 13 belt presses by a very significant amount. Solids capture rate also dramatically increased. The working environment is now a pleasant one with there being no airborne matter. The results coming from VOLUTE™ are more than satisfactory and another happy VOLUTE™ user is in existence.
|Waste type:||Spent wash|
|Solids Concentration:||4 %|
|Flow Rate per unit:||21 m3/h|
|DS Throughput per unit:||840 kg/DS-h|
|Cake Solids Content:||30 %|
|Capture Rate:||99 %|
|Polymer Dosage:||2.5 g/kg-DS|