CONTRAFAST® High-Rate Thickening Clarifier
Clarification and Sludge Thickening Together in Small Footprint
The CONTRAFAST® high-rate clarifier combines clarification and sludge thickening and eliminates the need for an additional sludge thickener.
The innovative CONTRAFAST clarifier is a high-rate sludge thickening clarifier/softener that combines clarification and sludge thickening in a single operation with a footprint 25-50% smaller than a conventional clarifier alone! Effluent from the CONTRAFAST system is ready to be sent to filter press for most applications.
The CONTRAFAST is capable of running at rise rates of 6 gpm/sq.ft. and higher - over 4 times the rate typically used for conventional clarifiers. In addition, the CONTRAFAST unit produces sludge with more than 10% solids by weight.
Benefits and Features
- High rise rate
- Thickened sludge
- Pre-engineered design
- Sludge return pump
- Pilot unit available
- Small footprint
- Minimizes foundation size and cost
- Eliminates separate sludge thickener
- Less waste
- Save design time and cost
- Sludge thickening control
- Confirm process sizing
- Lime-soda softening
- Surface water clarification
- Backwash waste recovery
- Cooling tower blowdown/side stream treatment