Should I Invest in a Filter Press?

November 6, 2018
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If you’re in an industry that produces wastewater and slurry, you’re going to need a way to dispose of it. That place should not be down the drain untreated, thrown into the nearby river, or absorbed into the ground. Doing so subjects your business to fines, and it hurts the earth’s resources. We all need to take a collective stance to take care of our natural resources. You need to filter and clean the water with an effective system like the filter press. A filter press separates solids and liquids using pressure filtration. A slurry is pumped into the filter press and dewatered under pressure.


Sure, cleaning up slurry takes time and money, and it can be messy, but it needs to be done. There may be a higher upfront cost for a filter press, but the results are more than worth it. For starters, coagulating chemicals and vacuum systems aren’t nearly as effective as filter presses. Filter presses are both efficient and cost effective.


When pondering whether to purchase a filter press, you must consider upfront costs, operational costs, and long-term savings. A filter press should be considered an investment. The potential savings you’ll receive will make up for the upfront cost not only because you’re reusing water, but because you aren’t improperly discharging contaminants (which is subject to huge fines). A filter press ensures environmental sustainability, and you won’t have to worry about being caught for improper disposal of wastewater.


A filter press isn’t just one size fits all. There are many different styles, features, and options that you can choose from. You can choose from different sizes depending upon your needs and the application you are using it for. For instance, if you need to filter over 100 gallons of water per minute, a large filter press is the best option. If you only need to filter a few gallons per minute, a small plant is your best bet. You can also incorporate different options into the filter press system, like automated pH and disinfection feed systems, rapid settlement systems, and customizable control panels.


Clean your water—don’t dump it! Call Full Circle Water today at 320-529-4035; we’d be happy to be your unique wastewater partner.