|The Eastman Kodak facility, in White City, Oregon, produces chemicals used in the manufacturing process of health imaging films. The Verti-Press filter is the key device implemented in this process as it filters, washes, and dewaters the specialty chemical product.
Previous to installation of the Verti-Press Filter, Eastman Kodak utilizedrotary vacuum drum filters to filter,wash,and dewater the product.After conducting an extensive engineering study to determine whattechnologies could improve their process, the Verti-Press was selected.
Two key features of the Verti-Press filter that gave this product the technical advantage during the extensive evaluation were 1) its ability to efficiently wash the product via the robust plug flow wash design, and 2) the chamber isolation feature which allows the unit to continue to operate with any permutation of chambers offline. These two advantages maximize production rate, and allows the end user to produce a quality product, as quickly, and as efficiently as possible.