Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering


Mechanical dewatering by filter pressing has received renewed interest as press design, filter media, unit capacity, and automation have improved. The ability to produce a dry cake and low filtrate SS, are major advantages. Technology and experience in the United States is very limited, and design for a particular application should include prototype filter press tests, and bench studies.