Biomass Filter Press


Biomass Filter Press

The ErtelAlsop Biomass Filter Press System is used for filtration of biomass batches up to 500 Lb. It provides a closed-loop solution for maximum solvent recovery and efficient biomass separation.  Membrane squeeze units are also available for added mechanical compression of biomass averaging 5% additional solvent recovery.

Our  products have been proudly manufactured in the USA for over 90 years.

Available Units:

20 Cu Ft Press
  • Will process approximately 400-500 lb batches of Biomass

As with all ErtelAlsop plate and frame filter press models,  optional features are available for many applications and operating environments.

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  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Feed Pressure: up to 100 PSI
  • Manifold: Connects the four corner outlets to a single discharge point. Piping schedule 40 316SS with Tri-Clamp Connections. Manifold includes manual ball control valves allowing uniform filling during the fast fill process, and a compressed air inlet valve connection for chamber blow-down
  • Hydraulic Closure: Air over oil driven hydraulic system with a double acting hydraulic cylinder and piston feed. Controls and hydraulic components contained in NEMA-12 control cabinet with panel mounted oil and air pressure gages and a selector switch for “Off”, “Open” and “Close”
  • Area Classification: Class 1 Division 1 and 2 Compliant (C1D1 and C1D2)
    • Validation package available for GMP facilities
    • Pre-Coat Tank
      • 250-Gallon high-density polypropylene cone-bottom cylindrical tank
      • Single piece rotationally molded
      • FDA approved
      • Highly chemical resistant
      • Sturdy carbon steel stand with mixer bracket
          • Flanged 5″ X 5″ feet with 13/16″ diameter mounting holes
          • Reinforced legs
          • Formed rim around the perimeter of tank bottom
    • 14 gage stainless steel drip pan with a 1/2″ valved drain outlet
    • Self-dumping Cake Carts fabricated from carbon steel and coated with chemically resistant paint equipped with forklift rails and casters for easy handling
    • Polypropylene blanking/support plate for use when reducing solids capacity
    • Field service for Start-up, Commissioning, and Training: $1250 USD per Work and Travel days per service technician plus documented travel expenses
    • Plate size: 800 x 800 mm
    • Capacity: 1 to 20 cubic feet
    • Filter Surface Area: 20 to 415 square feet
    • Dimensions: 182″L x 41″W x 68″H
    • Filter Plates: FDA Polypropylene Caulk and Gasketed Recessed Chamber Filter plates with thoroughwash porting. Standard Gasket material is EPDM.
    • Filter Cloth: FDA Polypropylene filter cloth, pre-installed onto filter plates
    • Optional Feed Pump: 2″ FDA Compliant 316SS Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pump
        • Stainless Steel Wetted Path Material
        • Tri-Clamp Connections
        • Santoprene Diaphragms
        • Hytrel Ball Valves
        • -40°F to 225°F Operation
        • 150gpm Max Flow Capacity