Pressure Nutsche Filters

Nutsche ManualDurco Filters Pressure Nutsche Filters are a special type of pressure leaf filter. They have vertical vessels with one horizontal leaf. The single, horizontal leaf allows for fast and easy cake discharge and facilitates interrupted service flows. Multiple process steps such as washing and drying can be performed in the same vessel.

Pressure nutsches can handle a variety of flow rates and solids loading that can be discharged in dry or slurried form. They can be designed for pressures up to 300 psi (2068 kPa) or full vacuum. Pressure nutsches are ideal for lab, pilot or batch applications and for easily filtered material such as carbon particles, salts and other products where a cake thickness of 6 inches or more can be attained.

Special designs are available to meet your specific needs: hinged bottom and top-opening head, small units with hinged cover and stationary filter element, and a conical bottom and arrangements for internal sluicing.

These versatile filters can be constructed of a variety of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium and hastelloy. They can also be lined with rubber, Polypropylene and Kynar.

Nutsche Auto Closed 

Typical Pressure Nutsche Filter Applications

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food additives
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Precipitated salts
Nutsche Auto Open

Features and Benefits

Manual and Automatic Models


Nutsche Jacketed

  • Easy recovery of cake in dry or wet form
  • Available in alloy or rubber-lined construction
  • No wasted heel (zero bypass)
  • Designs from full vacuum to 300 psi or higher
  • Wide variety of construction materials available
  • Recovery of valuable solids where the filter cake is the product and filtrate is the waste
  • Permits multiple processes to take place within the filter such as steaming, sparging, drying or washing
  • Accommodates a wide variety of flow rates and solids loadings
  • Porous cakes applications where cakes can build to several inches
  • Pilot Plant studies
  • Further treatment with Nitrogen purges or washes (acids)

Manual Models

  • Hand crank, swing-out opening
  • Available with hydraulic quick opening closure
  • Sight glass with light source
  • Highly specialized media for fine filtration

Automatic Models

  • Automated vertical travel and tilt of head for easy cake discharge minimizes operator involvement
  • Integral hydraulic package
  • Mechanical interlock on quick open closure prevents opening under pressure
  • Highly specialized media for specialized filtration
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