Bench Scale Testing

BENCH SCALE TESTING

Sciential Solutions routinely evaluates materials from throughout the world to determine optimum process conditions and separation performance. Laboratory and pilot plant testing of solid-liquid separation are the best options for determining process performance and scale-up data for commercial sizing.

Treatment facilities continually look to optimize plant process performance either by mechanical or chemical means. Evaluation of mechanical means requires the appropriate test equipment and protocol. Sciential Solutions bench-scale test equipment and proven test methodologies help to determine the right equipment and chemical conditions. Available bench-scale equipment include:

  • Dissolved air flotation
  • Thickening
  • Clarification
  • Belt press filtration
  • Gravity belt thickening
  • Vacuum filtration
  • Pressure filtration

Evaluation of chemical means requires not only test equipment, but the most appropriate chemicals for coagulation, flocculation, conditioning and where necessary, review of plant flows sheet configurations. The most cost-effective means of evaluation is through bench-scale testing. Testing can be conducted at our laboratory facility or the customers designated test-site. It should be noted that bench-scale testing is a snapshot of the process. If the treatment plant experiences process variations, pilot testing at the plant-site may be necessary.