Centrifuge filter bags are used to dissociate solid components from a suspension or a liquid. It is a very common method of separation in practice. A centrifuge will contain a centrifugal drum and a filter bag placed inside the drum. An edge at the boundary or the centrifuge filter bag is attached to the discharge end of the centrifugal drum. The centrifugal drum and a mushroom-shaped bottom piece are arranged co-axially and are rotatable.
The most common kind of centrifuge filter bags used are made from woven filter fabric. DLW filter cloth bags are the most basic category of centrifuge filter bags and are made out of synthetic woven fabrics. The fabrics that are used in the production of centrifuge filter bags are Polypropylene, Polyester (Monofilament and Multifilament). A monofilament DLW liners bag provides advanced durability and toughness with resistance to abrasion. These are cost effective and easily disposable, thereby making it hassle free for usage. On the other hand, centrifuge filter bags made from filter fabrics are effective for eliminating solids as well as gelatinous materials. Typically made from polyester and polypropylene, centrifuge filter bags are known for greater consistency and remarkable filtration performance. These filter bags can be customized in terms of size for a more versatile mode of usage.
A centrifuge machine is a device that uses centrifugal force to separate component parts of a liquid or fluid. This is achieved by spinning the fluid at high speed within a container, thereby separating fluids of different densities or liquids from solids. A centrifuge is mainly used in batch operations where cake filtration is the goal. It is widely used in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agro chemicals and processing industries. Generally the high speed centrifugal force enables the material and the filter fabrics to generate electrostatic charge and accumulates the charge which can lead to serious equipment damage. Hence woven filter fabrics with antistatic yarns are widely used for making centrifuge filter bags to reduce the risk of electrostatic and guarantee a smooth and efficient filtration.
What are some of the uses of centrifuge filter bags?
- In the food and beverage industry, centrifuge filter bags are used to in the processing of solid liquid separation.
- Centrifuge filter bags are used to clarify and in the protection of the final filer in the processing of dairy and dairy products.
- In pharmaceuticals, centrifuge bags and liners play a vital role where batch size in solid liquid separation are considered in API segments.