“We’re planning an upgrade at one of our municipal water treatment plants. We’re currently operating a horizontal lamella clarifier but there’s a bottleneck which is restricting throughput. We’d like to improve throughout and improve process control. What can you recommend?”
Answer: Our DWI accredited [dwi.defra.gov.uk] TUBEdek™ Lamella Separation Tubular Settlers increase throughout, productivity and reliability when used in potable water treatment during the settlement process to remove solids from the raw water intake. The TUBEdek range, which is manufactured in PP, includes certified products for all potable water applications from Highland Whisky to tap water.
TUBEdek uses a “chevron plate” sedimentation process which is the most effective method of separating solids from the raw water intake. The uniform configuration and inclined angle of the tubes encourages laminar flow and more efficient solids separation whilst the “v” shape encourages the even discharge of the solids to the settlement zone below the TUBEdek modules.
TUBEdek provides many operational advantages:
.. Improved Economy from multiple sedimentation planes being housed in a single tank and therefore thus reducing the size and cost of tanks.
.. Significant process enhancements resulting from TUBEdek’s flexible design and interlocking profile which encourages laminar flow. TUBEdek can be adapted to meet any process design requirement by varying the inclination, length of tubes and module sizes.
.. Simpler installation, cleaning and maintenance due to the mechanical strength of the unique tongue and groove assembled system.
.. The industry’s most efficient lamella settlement process as each TUBEdek installation is customised to suit the application and deliver the required results.
.. Easy assembly is an added advantage in larger installations where TUBEdek modules can be built close or even adjacent to the site.