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The Flue Gas Desulfurization Process

Power Plant Emissions

The Flue-Gas Desulfurization (FGD) process utilizes a set of technologies to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the flue gas emissions of coal-fired power plants. FGD systems were developed as a response to the exhaust – flue gases – from fossil fuel-burning plants, principally coal-burning, that posed both an environmental and human health hazard. S02 can… Read more »

What is Sludge Dewatering & What is it Used For?

Old Filtration Equipment

Sludge dewatering is the practice of minimizing waste by volume to prepare for its effective disposal. Sludge originates during the process of treating wastewater before the water can be released back into the environment. Long presenting a challenge for the water treatment industry, sludge is the by-product extracted from the slurry during the process of… Read more »

5 Advantages of Recycling Wastewater

Clean Water

Filter Presses are used to separate liquids from solids so that an industrial facility is able to recycle and reuse the clean filtrate again – and again – while economically disposing of the solids in the form of dry filter cakes. There are many diverse industries and applications that benefit from water and wastewater reuse… Read more »

Filter Presses and CBD Oil Extraction from Hemp Plants

No doubt you have heard about CBD Oil. CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is an extract of the hemp plant which does not contain the “buzz”-inducing “high” associated with THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD oil is typically used for health-related reasons, rather… Read more »

What is Industrial Wastewater & Where Does it Come From?

Industrial Wastewater

What is Industrial Wastewater? One of the most common by-products of industrial or commercial activities is industrial wastewater, i.e., the water that was used to make commercial products across every industry in nearly all phases of production. Once this process water has been used, it is considered waste and needs to be treated before it… Read more »

What Makes an Ideal Filter Cloth Fabric?

When it comes to filter cloth, it is both an art and a science to have an ongoing supply of high-quality filter press cloth that provides your operation with long, trouble-free performance. Long, trouble-free performance means achieving the longest possible filter cloth life before failure due to blinding or mechanical/chemical damage necessitates cloth removal and… Read more »

What is Pressure Filtration and Liquid/Solid Separation?

Pressure Filtration is the process of separating a suspended solid such as a precipitate from the liquid in which it is already suspended by straining it – under pressure – through a porous medium that can be penetrated easily by liquid. Pressure Filtration is used extensively in a range of industries including: Chemical manufacturing Pigments… Read more »

Great Filter Cloth Products, Accessories & Shorter Lead Times to Serve You Better

Sugar Beets

Are you in the middle of campaigns where an excellent stock of high-quality filter cloth and plates are vital to your bottom line? We’ve optimized our operations and now have SHORTER LEAD TIMES to serve you better, whatever your industry including mining, sugar beet processing, metal finishing, metal plating, pigments & dyes, frac sand, winemaking… Read more »

Filter Press Cloth for Large-Scale Fracking Operations

Did you know that Micronics manufactures industry-leading filter press cloths for all makes and models of filter presses & filter plates AND… for diverse industrial applications such as “fracking,” mining and mineral processing, refineries, and chemical manufacturing? When it comes to “fracking” – or hydraulic fracturing to be exact – a great deal of water… Read more »