Thursday, April 18, 2024


3-phase separation

The Flottweg Tricanter® performs a three-phase separation, i.e. the simultaneous separation of two immiscible liquids with different densities and one solid phase, provided that the solid phase is the heaviest phase. The main difference from a decanter is the separate discharge of the two liquid phases.

The Flottweg Tricanter® discharges the heavy liquid through an adjustable impeller under pressure and the light phase by gravity. The variable impeller allows for precise on-the-fly adjustment of the pond depth and liquid-liquid separation zone. This optimizes the purity of the liquids and may eliminate downstream equipment.

Flottweg Tricanter® (three-phase decanter)
Discharge of the centrate: heavy liquid phase under pressure, light phase by gravity