Custom Built Filter Press


Companies from various industries partner with us because of our experience, attention to detail, thorough documentation, highly competitive pricing, expert integration and installation, and high level of ongoing service and support. We regularly win our Clients' trust and their business from larger over-priced competitors. The Palmetto Wastewater Solutions tailor built filter presses are designed to provide long service life, simple operation (e.g. included automatic plate shifters) and excellent liquid/solid separation. These filter presses are available in a multitude of sizes, and
reliably produce filter cake with a solids content of 35 to 75 percent. Palmetto Wastewater Solutions manufactures filter presses with capacities ranging from 1 to 700 ft3 (0.02 - 19.82 m3). Plate sizes range from 470 x 470 mm to 2,000 x 2,000 mm, with cake thicknesses of 25, 32, 40, and 50 mm available. The variety of filter press sizes available ensures that Palmetto Wastewater Solutions can build a filter press to suit any sludge dewatering requirement.

Manufactured and designed at one of several high quality Palmetto Wastewater Solutions manufacturing facilities, the filter presses are available with levels of automation ranging from fully manual operation to automated filter presses that require minimal operator input.


  • Wide range of sizes and
  • 100 or 225 psi (690 or 1,550 kPa) feed pressure rating
  • Stainless steel sidebar caps
  • Gasketted and non-gasketted polypropylene filter plates
  • Integrated electric/hydraulic or air/hydraulic operating systems
  • Rugged construction
  • Extensive technical support




  • Automatic plate shifters
  • Air blow-down and cake washing configurations
  • Filtrate leakage collectors (bomb
    bay doors)
  • Automated cloth washing systems
  • Automated valves and manifolds
  • Light curtains and safety shutoff
  • PLC automation to any

Palmetto Wastewater Solutions can provide a solution for any dewatering need. In addition to filter presses, complete filter press batching systems are also offered, which range from small pilot plants to complete material handling systems for heavy industry.


  • Power plants: gypsum and fly ash dewatering
  • Municipal wastewater treatment
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Textiles
  • Pulp and paper
  • Mining and minerals
  • Oil and gas
  • Refining and petrochemical
  • Industrial wastewater
  • Paint manufacturing
  • Grease trap waste treatment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Electroplating


Palmetto Water Solutions filter presses are available with the following solids handling systems:

  • Screw conveyors
  • Belt conveyors
  • Rake conveyors
  • Elevated mezzanines
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