The Plate Filter Press is designed for the thickening and dewatering of industrial and municipal sludge. It is the only choice when extra-high levels of dryness are required. The principle consists of injecting the sludge between a series of plates with 15 bars of pressure between filtering cloths. The cloths hold back the conditioned sludge to separate as much water from the sludge as is possible. Sludge can be “conditioned” by polymer addition, by ferric chloride and/or lime addition. Three product lines are available; manual, semi-automatic and fully automated.