Design, manufacture and establish Paste thickeners were carried out on laboratory and pilot scales in Iran Mineral Processing Research center. This proceeding is due to preventing environmental pollution as well as saving on maintenance costs of industrial wastes
According to the Public Relations of IMPRC, design, manufacture and establish Paste thickeners were done in IMPRC in order to overcome the problem of water shortage in industries as well as prevent environmental pollutions and save on maintenance cost of industrial wastes. Design and manufacture stages of paste thickener were performed on laboratory and pilot scales with assistance of Tehran Univercity in Sep. 2018.
Results of performed experiences of paste thickener on Gol-e-Gohar iron minerals wastes show that solid percents of thickener underflow in laboratory and pilot reached 57% and 65% respectively. This result caused water saving about 15% in paste thickener system compared with conventional ones and more, reducing environmental hazards and industrial current costs. dry solid capacity of the paste thickener in laboratory scale is 8.5 kg per hour and in pilot is 530 kg per hour.
Note that based on gotten experiences in design and performance of this type of thickener in IMPRC, it has the ability of designing and manufacture of paste thickener in industrial scale.