What Does Clarifier Mean?
A clarifier is a settling tank used in a variety of processing industries to separate a liquid substance from a solid one. The solid-liquid mixture is introduced into the tank and allowed to settle over a period of time with the aid of a rake system to guide the solids to the bottom of the tank. The liquid is recovered from the top of the tank while the solids are settled or suspended at the lower end of the tank due to gravity. Clarifiers may have an increased risk of corrosion due to prolonged contact with moisture.