The 3-Phase Separating Decanter is a centrifuge in which two liquids of different densities are separated from each other. At the same time solids are separated and discharged.
The feedstock enters the decanter through feed tube and flows into the centrifugation space through the distributor. The conveyor screw transports the solids to the solids discharge. The level of the liquid can be adjusted by fitting regulating rings or disks of the required inner diameter. Separation of the two liquid phases takes place in the separation zone, whereby the light phase flows towards the bowl axis, and the heavy phase towards the bowl wall.
Regarding the discharge of the liquid phases 3-Phase Separating Decanters are available in numerous designs. Liquid phases can be discharged by gravity or under pressure by centripetal pump.