The IPF solids dewatering unit utilizes inexpensive fabric media to filter out solid particles. Fabric paper, which is supplied in 5, 20, and 50 micron sizes, is automatically indexed onto a recessed conveyor belt made of high tensile, non-metallic material.
As water and solid particles drain through the fabric paper, solids are retained by the fabric paper. As the fabric paper blinds over, the water level will rise, a float will actuate a drive motor and gear system, the conveyor belt will index forward allowing the spent paper to fall into a collection container and new paper to index onto the conveyor belt. The IPF can be applied for pre-treatment, post treatment, or as a stand alone treatment system.