The key advantage of Lamella Plate for clarifiers over conventional types of clarifiers is the use of a series of inclined plates. These plates are able to provide a large settling area for particles and allow for a more compact footprint, greatly reducing the floor space needed for accomplishing the same result.
In fact, this Industrial Wastewater inclined plate design allows the settling area, or surface area, to be as much as 10 times more than the actual floor space occupied by the clarifier. This significant reduction of the required floor space is achieved by reducing separation between plates to just two inches, and stacking the settling surfaces at an angle.
The advantage to the lamella plate design is getting the maximum square footage out of your production floor space, which translates into greater efficiencies and cost savings for your operation. Because the Lamella Plate clarifier uses inclined plates, it is often referred to as an “inclined plate clarifier.”