Slant Plate Clarifier

Compact sedimentation systems for treating solids and silt effluents


The Pan America Environmental SPC series is a family of Slant Plate settler designs that can be applied to many applications where solids are present.


  • Proven reliability
  • High capacity
  • Construction: Coated carbon stee, 304/316 SS, polypropylene/polyethylene
  • Saves floor space
  • Flexible design
  • Variety of plate spacings

Process Overview

The SPC is most commonly used after a chemical pretreatment process such as precipitation, coagulation and flocculation and are designed to handle high solids loadings.

How It Works

The SPC places a pack of angled plates in the waste stream, the tank’s flow path brings the solids bearing water to the bottom of the plate pack, it flows up through the angled pack where solids then encounter the plate surface and are stopped from following the water. Gravity then takes over and the solids drop to the plate beneath and slide down the plate until they fall off the plate end and collect in the hopper bottom.  Chemical pretreatment is typically used to increase the SPC system performance.


Ideal For:

  • Metals precipitation/settling
  • River water treatment
  • Municipal water treatment
  • Stationary and portable applications
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Mining Washdown
  • Power plant water
  • Plating waste
  • Snack food processing
  • Stone cutting/polishing
  • Membrane filter pretreatment
  • Filter backwash water

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