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Generally driven by an electric motor, a centrifuge puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis, applying a force perpendicular to the axis. Via the sedimentation principle, centripedal acceleration causes denser substances to separate out along the radial direction, while lighter objects tend to move to the top. Large industrial centrifuges are used in water and wastewater treatment to dry sludges. The resulting dry product is often termed cake and the water leaving a centrifuge is called centrate.


Centrifuges equipped with containment systems

July 30, 2007
Rousselet Robatel kilo lab, pilot plant and semi-works scale top discharge vertical basket centrifuges can be equipped with soft-sided, bag-out containment systems for processing highly potent, biologically active and cytotoxic
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