Recycling equipment

Belt Press

Washing

Belt Press

 
Side Hill Screens

Side Hill Screens, 2

  • Screen size: 3 ft. x 8 ft (0.9 m x 2.5 m)
  • Screen angle: 45°
  • Screen mesh: 40, 60, 80, or 100
  • Capacity: Approx. 5 T/D per ft. (4.5 tonne/day per meter) of screen width

Washing is another common step used in deinking recycled paper. The process of washing involves two steps: dilution of the stock followed by thickening. In Westerns pilot plant the diluted stock is thicken by first passing it over a sidehill screen and then a belt press. The stock feeding the sidehill is typically one percent and thickens to five percent. The belt press thickens the five percent stock further to twenty-five to thirty-five percent consistency depending upon the furnish used.