# Non perforated Basket Centrifuge

## Principle

In this centrifuge, the basket contains a non-perforated sidewall. The separation of solid and liquid phases depends on the difference in densities of both phases without a porous barrier. During centrifugation solid is deposited at the side of the basket while liquid remained at the top which is removed by a skimming tube.

## Construction

It consists of a non-perforated basket made of steel. The material is loaded into a basket through a feed tube. The basket is mounted on a vertical shaft which is rotated by the motor. The liquid is removed with the help of a skimming tube.

## Working

The suspension is fed into the basket continuously through a feed tube. During centrifugation solid is deposited at the side of the basket while liquid remained at the top which is removed by a skimming tube. When a sufficient amount of solid gets deposited at the side of the basket then it is removed intermittently by hand and continuously by a scraper blade.

Uses

This centrifuge is employed when deposited solids provide high resistance to the flow of liquid.

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