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Filter Presses

A filter press is an industrial machine used to separate solid material from liquid-solid solutions, also known as slurries. Filter presses uses pressure applied to filter plates to squeeze liquid out of the slurry, leave the solid material behind. The remaining solid is called the filter cake and is progressively built up with the processing of additional slurry solution. Filter presses are often used in the food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.