How to size a Thickener

Calculate a Settling Tank’s Capacity – Thickener

During construction work at a mill, the metallurgical engineer in charge, ran a series of experiments on settling. His tests proved that deep settling tanks were not ordinarily necessary. The use of tanks 2 or 3 ft. in depth was suggested. Later experiments demonstrated that the following principles of settling applied to Tigre pulp. In settling dilute pulp, … Read more

Measuring Settling Rates and Calculating Thickener Capacity

In order to develop rational methods of measurement and laboratory testing, it becomes necessary to study the general phenomena of settling rates. Since it was desired to give the public the benefit of these methods at as early a date as possible, together with the knowledge of the general principles of slime settling necessary for a … Read more