Tube settlers, also called lamella clarifiers or lamella separators, are used to remove solids in water and sewage treatment.
GEA 2H TUBEdek® tube settlers are single plastic profiles combined to tubes. This design multiplies the sedimentation area up to 15 times per square meter surface area and helps to improve sedimentation in water and waste water treatment plants. Different executions support a better process and cost reduction of the plant. Besides tube settlers, GEA supplies the corresponding support system as well as ready to connection units SKR.
GEA provides efficient and cost-saving sedimentation processes to the highest measures of safety and sustainability. It is a global powerhouse in clean water solutions with economic and ecological responsibility at its core.
Cost savings by smaller tanks
Sludge, sand and silts in surface water, chemical precipitation and flocculation form solids which have to be removed. The most economic process to remove this pollution is parallel plate sedimentation.
GEA 2H TUBEdek® lamella clarifiers base on this physical principle. They consist of single profiles, which are assembled to a module forming several adjacent tubes and multiple sedimentation planes. This design increases the sedimentation area by a factor of 6 to 15 per square meter footprint. Using GEA 2H TUBEdek® tube settlers therefore decreases costs by being able to build smaller tanks.
Flexibility for all different applications
GEA’s different tube settler types enable optimized sewage treatment processes. By choosing different tube lengths and heights and by varying the inclination angle, GEA 2H TUBEdek® settlers can be adjusted to all kinds of process requirements and tank geometry.
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