### Measuring Settling Rates And Calculating Thickener Capacity

Mar 03, 2016 The required depth of the thickener may be ascertained by computing the capacity of the thickening zone to contain a supply of solids equal to the total capacity of the tank for the number of hours required to thicken the pulp to the density required in the discharge, and to this depth adding an allowance for the lost space due to the pitch of the drag in the thickener also from 1 to 2 ft. for depth of feed and a further allowance for storage capacity

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