belt thickener Articles

  • Case study - Sludge digestion/thickening optimizes treatment

    Overview: Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvements District in Arizona had constructed a new 500,000 gallons per day biological wastewater treatment system in 1997. As time passed, the aging plant was unable to keep up with increasing demands. Challenge: In 2012, the District started working with Sunrise ...

  • Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.: HTFB System

    The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio is a 90 mgd primary treatment, 55 mgd activated sludge treatment plant. Solids processing includes gravity thickening of primary sludge, dissolved air flotation, thickening of secondary sludge, holding tank storage, belt filter press dewatering and pumping of cake to the old outdated multiple hearth ...

  • Newport WWTP Newport, WA

    In 2003 the city of Newport began a study of upgrading the city’s waste water treatment plant. Plant flows were increasing and the city wanted to process sewage from septage haulers handling recreational development in the area. Esvelt Environmental Engineering Company was selected to do the study and facility design. One of the first decisions made was rather than expand aeration basins, ...


    By BDP Industries

  • You can dewater your cake and pump it too! Conveyance options for OCSD Plant 1

    OCSD is currently upgrading Reclamation Plant 1 to co-thicken primary and waste activated solids using centrifuges. Digested solids will also be dewatered using centrifuges and the two processes will be housed in the same building. A small building footprint, stringent redundancy requirements, and a 200 foot distance between the dewatering and storage facilities requires innovative engineering ...

  • Hoosac WQD Williamstown, MA

    An aging primary and secondary treatment facility coupled with increased loadings to the co-settling primary clarifier resulted in the need to upgrade the Hoosac WQD. An important component of the upgrade was biosolids handling. Tighe & Bond selected the belt filter press as the bases of design for this 5.37 MGD average daily flow facility. The co-settled primary and secondary sludge is ...


    By BDP Industries

  • J.C. Chambers WWTP City of Berea, KY

    The City of Berea was operating with outdated belt press technology which had high maintenance requirements and inadequate operating capacity. During the latest expansion of their facility, the plant evaluated various options for increasing the hydraulic throughput and reliability of their dewatering system. BDP was the press of choice due to the superior performance of the 3DPTM belt filter ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Environmental sludge treatment

    During the process of wastewater treatment, sludge generation is an important and at times crucial issue to be addressed as inadequate sludge handling system can pose serious environmental implications. Liquid sludge can be easily thickened and reduced to a solid cake via sludge thickening / dewatering. This reduces the volume of liquid sludge significantly, usually resulting in a quite ...

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Thunder Valley Casino, CA

    The Waste Water Treatment Plant at the Thunder Valley Casino was in need of a cost effective way to clean out their settling ponds and then process the solids from their new Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR). However, they did not have the space yet for a permanent installation. The ponds needed to be emptied before a building could be constructed for the dewatering equipment. BDP was able to meet the ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Xiaoshan textile plant, Hangzhou - Zhejiang

    Jiangsu Sainty Shengtong Imp.&Exp.Co.,Ltd. is a specialty manufacturer of working gloves. With more than ten years of experience in the textile industry and with 50,000 gloves produced a month, the company needed a sludge management solution that would work for the them at the time and also scale well as production increased. DEWACO delivered a complete sludge dewatering solution comprising ...


    By Dewaco Ltd

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant MSD of Buncombe County, NC

    The Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County was faced with high maintenance cost of existing equipment, poor reliability and increased incinerator cost. After extension research into dewatering options, it was determined that the most economical dewatering system was on-site dewatering with a belt filter press. BDP was the press of choice due to the 3DPTM belt filter press superior ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Squeeze sludge fresh out of the reactor. Don`t wait until it stinks! (Japan)

    Municipal sewage application [Oxidation Ditch] 【Problem】 In the wastewater treatment plant of a town in Nagano, the long-used belt press was in a time to be overhauled. The person in charge had racked his brain over the problem of huge cost required to overhaul this equipment at regular intervals. He had been seeking a solution to this problem. In addition, he ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Municipal sewage application (Nagano Prefecture) case study

    Squeeze sludge fresh out of the reactor. Don't wait until it stinks! In the wastewater treatment plant of a town in Nagano, the long-used belt press was in a time to be overhauled. The person in charge had racked his brain over the problem of huge cost required to overhaul this equipment at regular intervals. He had been seeking a solution to this problem. In addition, he had to cope ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Village of Rouses Point, NY

    The Village of Rouses Point has been a BDP customer since 1990 when they purchased a 1.0m BDP Model ‘E’. During the latest expansion of their facility, the plant evaluated various options for increasing the hydraulic throughput of their dewatering system. BDP was the press of choice due to the 3DPTM belt filter press superior performance, simplified room layout and first class ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Wyeth case study

    Paddle Dryer turns waste into income for food processing plant. A northeast food processor turns its activated biological sludge waste from its manufacturing process into income by recycling the waste as an ingredient for organic fertilizer. When the state banned landfilling of the biological waste, a study was conducted that showed the waste contained enough nutrients to be ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Town of Guilderland, NY

    The Town of Guilderland has been dependably served by a 1.5 meter BDP belt press since its installation in 1983. In 2004, the Town decided that an upgrade was necessary, and chose BDP due to their service and equipment reliability. The Town of Guilderland installed a 2.0 meter 3DPTM, and immediately experienced dryer cakes with higher throughput resulting in lower disposal costs. The 3DPTM was ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Addressing digester foaming by fixing activated sludge system and gaining capacity in both

    The City of Richland Wastewater Treatment Facility digesters have experienced Nocardiainduced digester foaming problems from the time they went into operation in 1985. Because of the persistent foam, most or all of the thickened waste activated sludge (TWAS) was often not sent to the digesters but directly to the belt filter press to be dewatered separately from the digested sludge. It was ...

  • Energy efficiency in the European water industry: learning from best practices

    Energy costs and climate change challenges the water industry to improve their energy efficiency. The number of examples of energy measures in water production and treatment is growing rapidly. In this paper, best practices of energy efficiency from the European water industry are presented with the objective of learning from each other. The best practices are collected within the framework of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Neptune project deliverable D1.3

    Strategies for a sustainable and safe sludge removal Wastewater (WW) treatment and the management of sludge produced are global issues, with growing challenges, that must address the concerns of all of the stakeholders, including the facility administrators and operators, the regulators, the politicians, the scientific community, the wastewater generators, the taxpayers and the general ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Full Scale Test on Chemical P Removal During a Step Feed BNR Study at John E. Egan Water Reclamation Plant

    ABSTRACTA full scale nutrient removal study was conducted at the 30-MGD John E. Egan Water Reclamation Plant with a single-stage nitrification activated sludge process and sand filtration. One quarter of the plant’s secondary treatment capacity was used in the study. Simultaneous nitrogen removal through a step feed BNR process and phosphorus (P) removal by chemical precipitation with ferric ...

  • Paragould AR case study

    Maximum Capacity Expected Increased population in Paragould, Ark., forces city to expand wastewater treatment plant to better manage sludge disposal Does this sound familiar? Your lagoon is filling with both primary and secondary sludge, and will be at capacity within the next two years. Paragould, Ark., a growing city of 22,500 located in northeast Arkansas, had just that problem. ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

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