New approaches for chemical and pharmaceutical liquid clarification

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Figure 5. Marine diatomite and expanded milled perlite

Many chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes involve reactions of solid and liquid-phase reactants to produce a slurry. The slurry typically needs to be separated into its component parts — the …


By Barry A. Perlmutter, President & Managing Director, BHS-Sonthofen Inc.

Treating water for environmental and process benefits is becoming more important in the oil and gas, energy, bioenergy, biochemical and chemical industries. As these operations are looking to become more cost efficient, water usage is being investigated. One critical aspect of these processes is the solid-liquid separation technology that is used to keep the water free of solid contaminant fines.