The Best Sludge Dewatering Solution Starts with a Pilot Test by PW TechJosh Price
Pilot testing plays a crucial role in selecting and optimizing the sludge dewatering equipment for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. Every wastewater sludge requires an individual approach since each sludge has a unique composition that impacts the performance of the dewatering equipment. Pilot testing of the dewatering equipment confirms that the equipment will work properly with the specific sludge and also provides good data on the expected throughput, cake solids, polymer consumption, and capture rate.
PW Tech technicians perform pilot tests on-site with a mobile sludge dewatering trailer to produce reliable and accurate results. The goal is to find the best dewatering technology to provide excellent performance and low operating costs. Based on the data collected, PW Tech will recommend the best solution for the customer.
The pilot tests provide the information for the proper application of the dewatering equipment to the specific conditions on-site and provide an opportunity for training the plant staff in the operation of new equipment.
The PW Tech pilot test trailers include all the equipment needed to conduct the pilot test, including:
- Sludge feed pump
- Flow meter
- Polymer preparation and feed system
- Control panel with PLC and operator interface
Information from the pilot test gives you the performance data needed for the design of the dewatering project.
The Volute Press model sizes range from 10 GPM to 300 GPM, with a small footprint, and space for additional drums can be provided for future requirements. The Volute Press is engineered for wastewater treatment plant operators.
Envirep is a manufacturer’s representative serving the municipal and industrial water and wastewater market in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.
We represent manufacturers of equipment used to pump, treat and dispose of wastewater and biosolids. We also represent manufacturers of equipment used to pump, treat, distribute and store potable water.
PW Tech offers free pilot testing for qualified customers. Contact Envirep to learn more about the Volute Dewatering Press.
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