Hydro MicroScreen™ Launch Delivers Process Efficiency and Low Power Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Process Water Treatment

Hydro International is launching its low-energy, small footprint rotating belt screen, the Hydro MicroScreen™ for the UK Industrial and Municipal Wastewater sectors. The Hydro MicroScreen™ can save operators up to 50% in power use and has only one tenth of the footprint of multi-stage pre-treatment or conventional primary treatment.

Low Power Wastewater Treatment

Water utilities today need to meet discharge regulations whilst at the same time reducing operating costs, particularly those for maintenance.  With a focus on Totex during AMP6, Water Companies must look for wastewater equipment to meet objectives in power and maintenance costs.

Energy costs are one of the biggest expenses that wastewater treatment plants.  Conventional technologies such as settling tanks or clarifiers require mechanical processes that are energy-intensive.  Combining low operational energy use of between 2.5 and 7 hp and reduced downstream energy demand on aeration, sludge wasting, processing and hauling, Hydro MicroScreen™ provides energy savings of up to 50% compared to conventional primary treatment technologies.  Additionally, Hydro MicroScreen™ is a small, accessible unit that can be maintained quickly and easily – minimising maintenance costs and reducing costly system downtime.

Meet Discharge Regulations for Industrial Process Water Treatment

Meeting water discharge regulations is critical for industrial organisations – the more suspended solids in your effluent, the more your costs for discharge / disposal.  The Hydro MicroScreen™ can help operators minimise these costs by capturing residual material rather than flushing it into the sewer system.  This material could then be sold, repurposed or re-used.     

Energy costs are one of the biggest expenses in industrial wastewater treatment with plants often using multiple step pre-treatment process to reduce TSS, BOD and FOG before discharge.  These processes are typically energy hungry and may also require significant plant space.  Hydro MicroScreen™ provides energy savings of up to 50% compared to conventional primary clarification technologies.  Additionally, Hydro MicroScreen™ is a small, accessible unit that can be maintained quickly and easily – minimising maintenance costs and reducing costly system downtime.

Applications and Options

With a range of screen mesh sizes, Hydro MicroScreen™ removes contaminants with exceptional effectiveness – reducing loading on downstream processes and improving overall treatment effectiveness.  Capturing TSS, BOD, FOG and even particulate phosphorus right at the start of the treatment train, Hydro MicroScreen™ removes damaging pollutants early and makes it easier for municipal and industrial plants to discharge environmentally compliant effluent.

Hydro MicroScreen™ is ideal for fine screening, primary clarification and dewatering primary-secondary sludge blends.  It can provide primary treatment to septage and oil and grease receiving stations.  For smaller plants (<90 l/s (320 m3/hr)) the device can provide combined fine screening and grit removal in one process.

Track Record

The Hydro MicroScreen™ is already well proven in other parts of the world as an effective micro screening system for industrial process water and municipal wastewater. 

“The Hydro MicroScreen™ has halved haulage and disposal costs at a tannery facility in the United States by reducing the total solids volume and water content of waste material which needed to be transported to specialist waste processing facility, and at a cereal manufacturing facility in the United States, it has saved 30% on the company’s surcharges and eliminated the cost of wet solids disposal from the primary screen.   It’s easy to see that comparable savings could be possible for many other industrial process water applications” says Phil Collins, Hydro International, Sales Director Europe.”

He goes on to say, “For Municipal Wastewater applications it is an effective alternative approach for removing suspended solids and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD).  Also, as the filtered effluent contains a higher ratio of readily biodegradable (soluble) material to BOD it enables optimum Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) efficiency.  So, operators can actually optimise their effluent quality to improve nitrification”.

Hydro International will be operating a Hydro MicroScreen™ at their Ely site in July to demonstrate its screening capability.  If you are interested in attending one of the demonstration days contact Hydro International on 01275 878371 or via enquiries@hydro-int.com, or register your interest online.


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