Overview of automated lagoon dredging system: design features and requirements

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Courtesy of Liquid Waste Technology LLC (LWT LLC)

Liquid Waste Technology (LWT) has pioneered the development of fully automated dredging systems (and radio remote controlled dredging) for the most efficient and safe cleanup of sludge lagoons. These systems are state-of-the-art, and LWT has many successful installations so that reliable operations are the norm.

The objectives for most automated dredging systems include:

  • Less human labor input, so costs less to operate
  • Safer because less human exposure, and fewer compliance issues
  • Steady solids output so more efficient sludge processing
  • Reduced polymer use, so significant savings (hard cost reductions in polymer use alone has frequently yielded one year payback or less on investment required)
  • Optimal sludge percentages reduce tank truck transport costs (minimize water weight)
  • Better record keeping capabilities

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