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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

In sludge treatment, pressure filter consisting of plates and frame (UNEP 2000).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Sludge slurry is pumped under pressure onto a filter medium placed on the plates. Solids are retained on the filter and water passes through, thus dewatering the sludge (UNEP 2000).


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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