24 November 2009, News release from Huber Technology
Dewatering Sludges is probably the most costly and onerous task on any effluent treatment plant.
Problems such as maintenance, noise, odour, gas zone, Site cleanliness, floc handling, and cake disposal are part and parcel of a days work in the sludge house. Added to this the OPEX and whole life costs create more headaches for the Plant managers. At Huber we have been reviewing these problems and a have addressed some of these with the Screw Press.
Solution to Problem 1-Maintenance
Solution to Problem 2 -Noise
Solution to Problem 3- Odour
Solution to Problem 4-Gas Zone
There is no solution to this problem. However the area will be cleaner and the screw press will generally produce less odour.
Solution to Problem 5-Site Cleanliness
Solution to Problem 6-Polymer Consumption
Solution to Problem 7- Cake Discharge
Solution to Problem 8- OPEX
Solution to Problem 9- Whole Life Costs
The CAPEX is comparable however recent independent reports have shown that the savings in power, flocc and OPEX make the Screw Press a very good whole life investment.
Whilst Huber cannot resolve all of the problems in the sludge house the Screw Press has considerable advantages over other sludge Dewatering technologies such as Centrifuges, Filter Presses and Belt Presses.
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