For larger samples and pilot plant studies, the vacuum pan filter is the vacuum filter of choice, as they can dewater slurries almost continuously, when dual pan models are utilized. One pan is filtering while the other is being filled, with a small amount of down time for emptying, cleaning he pans, and occasionally waiting for the filtering can occasionally take longer than filling the pan.
Vacuum Pan Filter
Vacuum pan filters are typically manufactured in sizes of
2 Ft x 2 Ft
3 Ft x 3 Ft
5 Ft x 5 Ft
A single 2 Ft x 2 Ft pan will hold 2 Cubic feet of slurry. with 2.5 SG solids
at 20% solids by weight, that is 70 lbs of slurry. at 30% solids it is 76 lbs.
of slurry per cycle. The largest size, a 5 Ft x 5 Ft pan will hold 886 lbs. of slurry
per pan at 20% solids and 951 lbs./pan at 30% solids.
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