Centrifugal separation

Centrifugation is a process used for liquid/liquid or liquid/solid separation. Kemtrak in-line photometers can be placed at a number of locations on a centrifuge in order to:

  • increase product yield / reduce product loss
  • provide a more consistent product quality
  • increased separation efficiency

The feed stream of a centrifuge will often vary in solids content, adversely effecting the performance. By monitoring changes in the feed concentration using a Kemtrak TC007 LED turbidimeter, overloads can be prevented, bowl speed can be optimized and flow can be controlled based on solids content.

The centrate is a common location used to control and optimize a centrifugal separator and to protect downstream filtration equipment.

The concentrate may also be monitored in order to evaluate the centrate carryover or solids content.

The Kemtrak DCP007 LED photometer is an advanced dual wavelength photometer designed to accurately measure the concentration or color of light absorbing substances from 250 to 1050 nm (UV-VIS-NIR). The Kemtrak TC007 LED turbidimeter uses a long life NIR LED light source to precisely measure the optical density of turbid liquids for applications such as monitoring the solids concentration in the concentrate.

Optic fibers are utilized to pipe the light from within the analyzer enclosure to the sampling point and back. Kemtrak measurement cells are available in a range of materials and design, including DIN and sanitary TriClamp flanges.

Contact a Kemtrak representative for further information.