Chamber presses operate periodically. The pressure exerted on the pumped medium (sludge) causes the filtrate to flow and the formation of a sludge cake. The degree of separation of the liquid and solid phases is practically 100%.
The sediment filtration cycle consists of:
- closing the filter plate assembly and reaching the maximum closing pressure,
- sediment filtration,
- emptying the press,
- opening of the press clamp and plate shift with the simultaneous loss of sediment,
- restarting the filtration cycle.