Horizontal Vacuum Belt Filter Basics

Horizontal Vacuum Belt Filters (HVBFs) perform well in applications that require cake washing. In a single run from slurry to dewatered cake, an HVBF can wash in multiple stages using counter-current flood washing. Some of the benefits of HVBFs over Rotary Vacuum Drums and Rotary Disc Filters are visibility and reduced slurry inventory. Filtration from feed box to cake discharge can be seen on a Horizontal Vacuum Belt Filter. Since there is an overhead feed box instead of a slurry tank, the only slurry needed to operate is the slurry that will be filtered.

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