cake dewatering Articles

  • 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 ...

  • A review on sludge dewatering indices

    Dewatering of sludge from sewage treatment plants is proving to be a significant challenge due to the large amounts of residual sludges generated annually. In recent years, research and development have focused on improving the dewatering process in order to reduce subsequent costs of sludge management and transport. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to establish reliable indices that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simulation of sludge dewatering on belt filters

    A mathematical model for belt filters was developed to determine optimum load rate and belt speed during drainage of flocculated biological sludge. Numerical simulations were performed for belt filters with and without plows, and the model fit experimental data well. Experiments showed that highly compressible cakes were formed during drainage, which was important. Due to cake compression, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control of biosolids cake odors using the new biosolids odor reduction selector process

    ABSTRACT Recent introduction of more efficient dewatering devices that generate higher solids concentrations in dewatered cake has been plagued with the non-desirable side effect of more odorous dewatered biosolids. Previous research has shown that the production of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSC’s) such as methanethiol (MT), dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) ...

  • Processing Wastewater Sludge Using Dewatering Containers

    The relative cost of dewatering equipment varies widely and is directly related to the processing rate. For smaller utilities that need to dewater sludge in batches, dewatering containers are an alternative that can be relatively inexpensive and simple when compared to other technologies on the market. The most common type of dewatering container is based on a roll-off box design, although any ...

  • Village of Maybrook, NY Sludge Dewatering System

    Project Summary: The Village of Maybrook WWTP process consists of primary clarification, trickling filters, and secondary clarification. Primary sludge and trickling filter humus is anaerobically digested. The belt filter press dewaters the sludge eliminating the need for sludge drying beds. The belt filter press discharge cake solids are consistently in the 25 to 30 percent range, which is ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Sludge Dewatering Performance - A Survey Of Real Operational Performance

    Abstract. A survey of the literature revealed that it is difficult, indeed virtually impossible, to get meaningful information about the likely performance of dewatering equipment. As a consequence customers have sometimes specified impossible target  performances and suppliers have unwisely agreed to them. Dewatering has major consequences for downstream processes, for example sizing dryers ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Wastewater-Solids Dewatering Odor Control - Case Study

    Background The Milan Wastewater Treatment Plant, located just south of Moline, Illinois, is a 1.7 MGD (6,434 m3/day) activated sludge facility with an average wastewater flow of 700,000 gpd to 800,000 gpd. This facility dewaters primary sludge using a belt filter press (Figure 1). The press operates an average of three times per month, 8 hours per day at a pump rate of 100 gpm. The ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Geotube Dewatering for Lagoon Sludge - Case Study

    Background In many animal waste management schemes it is desirable to separate solids from waste water and/or manures. In cooperation with the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, animal waste specialists from Biological and Agricultural Engineering are field testing a technology new to agriculture, to remove solids from lagoons. The test is currently being conducted at the UGA Dairy ...

  • Influence of nanoparticles on the polymer-conditioned dewatering of wastewater sludges

    The effect of using small-scale, high surface area, nanoparticles to supplement polymer-conditioned wastewater sludge dewatering was investigated. Aerobically digested sludge and waste activated sludge sourced from the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, were tested with titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The sludge samples were dosed with the nanoparticles in an attempt to adsorb a component of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of Anaerobic Digester Sludge Age on Odors from Dewatered Biosolids

    Dewatered sludge cakes from bench scale anaerobic digesters operated at mesophilic temperatures and solids retention times (SRT) ranging from 10 days to 40 days were evaluated for their sulfur odor generation potential. Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) extraction for digested sludge samples was also carried out. Static headspace sulfur gas analysis was successfully used to compare ...

  • Phosphorus partitioning in co-dewatering biosolids and water treatment residuals

    Stabilization and dewatering methods for wastewater solids determine the concentration and nature of phosphorus (P) in biosolids and in-plant sidestreams recycled to the liquid treatment facility. Because water treatment residuals (WTR) exhibit strong immobilization of soluble P, this study evaluated the impact of co-dewatering WTR and biosolids on the P partitioning during dewatering and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flocculating and dewatering performance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic solids using a thermal-sensitive copolymer

    Thermal-sensitive polymers have been tested on settling, compacting or dewatering of clays or oil sand tailings. However, not much attention has been paid to explore the effect of temperature on flocculating performance using thermal-sensitive polymers. In this study, poly(NIPAM-co-DMAPMA) was synthesized and employed to investigate the flocculating and re-flocculating performance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Helps Arizona Chemical Dewatering Technology Helps Arizona Chemical Solve “Tight Space” Challenge - Case Study

    Arizona Chemical Company, a Division of International Paper, converts terpenes, generated by cooking wood pulp for making paper, into resins used to make adhesrves. The plant's process waste of inorganic compounds (magnesium hydroxide, crude tall oil and fatty acids) is sent to an equalization basin (EQ) for storage and settling. The supematantis discharged into Panama City's wastewater treatment ...

  • Chitosan use in chemical conditioning for dewatering municipal-activated sludge

    This work aims to evaluate the potential use of chitosan as an eco-friendly flocculant in chemical conditioning of municipal-activated sludge. Chitosan effectiveness was compared with synthetic cationic polyelectrolyte Sedipur CF802 (Sed CF802) and ferric chloride (FeCl3). In this context, raw sludge samples from Beni-Messous wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) were tested. The classic jar test ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BAIONI supply complete dewatering centrifuge system for APS Ltd

    Situated near Slough, in Berkshire, Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS) is operating a washing plant where Baioni has recently supplied a centrifuge system to complement the whole existing plant. Baioni has boosted the capacity of its decanter centrifuges range to pave the way for further improvements in waste ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Overhaul frequency of a dewatering press decreased at a milk and dairy products plant

    Problem This plant used a belt press to dewater their waste activated sludge from their membrane bioreactor. However the equipment frequently caused clogs and the operator needed to replace the filter cloth once every 3 months. The labor and cost for the replacement of the filter cloth caused problems for the operator. Client's voice We used ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Cambi thermal hydrolysis - getting the bugs out of digestion and dewatering

    Summary This paper reviews the research some of the work done over the last twenty years on the thermal pre-treatment of sludge and particularly activated sludge. It is demonstrated that the optimum time temperature for thermal pre-treatment is 170°C for half an hour. Pretreatment at 70°C has little or no effect on digestibility and dewaterability. The practical application of this approach in ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Synthesis and characterisation of new cationic polyelectrolytes by inverse emulsion polymerisation and their application in activated sludge dewatering

    Water soluble hydrophobically associated polyelectrolytes were copolymerised with dimethyl- [2-(2-methyl-acryloyloxy)-ethyl]-alkyl ammonium bromide (alkyl: propyl, hexyl, dodecyl) (DEACn) and acrylamide (AM) in inverse emulsion. Cationic hydrophobically modified polyacrylamides having different molecule weight and cationic degree were obtained by varying the total monomer concentration and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Volute Dewatering Press Purchased Repeatedly, Plays a Very Important Role at a Tofu Factory.(Japan)

    Otokomae Tofu Inc. Otokomae Tofu Inc. develops, manufactures and sells Tofu (Soybean Curd), with impressive product names. They installed the second Volute Dewatering Press in their Kiyosato factory, following the first one installed in their Kyoto factory. We interviewed the responsible person to take care of the whole wastewater treatment plant to ask the reason why they have become our ...


    By AMCON Inc.

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