- How a Basket Centrifuge Works
The solid wall basket centrifuge uses centrifugal force to promote liquid/solid separation. The feed slurry is introduced into the rotating basket and is accelerated to the basket speed. Solids/contaminants are pulled radially away from the liquid by centrifugal force and collects along the inner wall of the basket. The clarified liquid builds up along in the inside and flows up and over the basket wall. It collects along the inside of the housing and is discharged by gravity through the outlet. Liquid clarification continues until the basket can no longer retain any solids and must be emptied. Automatic and semi-automatic solids discharge is available for suitable solids consistency.