DI-SEP® SX Electrolyte Filter Removes 95-99% of Organic Material
Two-Stage Organic / Solids Removal with Dissolved Air Flotation & Dual Media Filtration
Smith & Loveless proudly offers the newest innovation to the Solvent Extraction (SX) Filter market with the introduction of DI-SEP SX-DAF technology. SX-EW copper facilities throughout the world that upgrade with the DI-SEP SX-DAF Package will significantly increase filter performance over conventional filters — with removal efficiencies up to 99% — while at minimum doubling the throughput. Additional benefits include no concern for wearing or clogging internals, and simple retrofitting into existing tankage. SX Filter market leader Smith & Loveless assists every step of the way.
Fully tested in the field, the key development of DI-SEP SX-DAF centers on the inclusion of robust dissolved air flotation (DAF) incorporated into the filtration process. The addition of this step not only improves the filtration of organic material, but allows for less backwashing, no concern for wearing or clogging internals, and simple retrofitting into existing tankage. SX Filter market leader Smith & Loveless assists every step of the way.
Electrolyte fluid enters the DI-SEP SX-DAF tank, initiating the dissolved air flotation (DAF) process. DAF causes organic particles and solids to be lifted to the top of the tank, where they are collected and subsequently removed.
Dual Media Filtration polishes the electrolyte fluid by passing through the dual media bed of anthracite and garnet. The result is greater than 99% removal of organic particles and ultimately, purer copper.
99% Removal Achieved with 2x-6x Greater Throughput
DI-SEP SX-DAF Benefits
• Superior filtration efficiency (up to 99%)
• Significantly increased throughput (2x-6x)*
• Less frequent backwash cycle
• SX-DAF can be retroffitted into existing SX Filters (any brand)
• No increases to tank side wall required for retrofits
• Durable, robust design that will last
• Available for all tank sizes
• Single and multi-tank arrangements available
• Flexible shipping options
*results may vary as throughput substantially increases
- DAF Inlet Distributor
- DAF Pump(s)
- Control Valves
- PLC Controls or modification to existing controls
- Field Service by S&L
DI-SEP System Features
User Friendly Design
Components that may require maintenance are located at the front of the system for easier access. Open galleries can be included for easier and safer passage to the filter components.
Systems deliver in standard and container configurations, enabling the fastest and most economical shipment and installation possible. Smith & Loveless assists every step of the way.
The custom-designed control panel typically features an operator interface terminal, data highway and modem communications.