sludge monitoring News

  • The Sludge Gun®: Target Your Sludge!

    This Portable Sludge Blanket Level Detector measures solid-liquid interface levels in clarifiers, tanks and lagoons, and helps provide valuable silt and sludge level profiles. It allows users to monitor sludge bed depth for regulatory compliance and prevention of carryover, and to eliminate unnecessary pumping/dredging. Using high-intensity infrared light, it detects sludge densities ranging ...

  • Controlling Sludge in Lamella Clarifiers

    This month we are focusing on the control of sludge blanket build up in Lamella Clarifiers. Lamella Clarifiers, also known as Inclined Plate Separators (IPS) are in common use at Waste Water Treatment Sites as small footprint plant settlement units and are often employed in place of conventional settling tanks. Controlling Sludge Blanket Build up Effluent ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • French WWTP are using PCME view 370 for Sludge Dryer Particulate Monitoring

    The amount of dust produced in the dryer and later processing plant is affected by the type of dryer installed. As sewage sludge dust has a similar range of figures to wood flour, there is the potential for a dust explosion to occur in the main dryer, dust collection and handling plant, pelletiser and final product discharge plant. The material can ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Sludge Monitors and the Top Three Ways they can Help your Business

    One of our recent blogs discussed how wastewater could be used to make money in treatment plants. As a result, we thought we’d take a look at the benefits of sludge monitors and how they can help your business in the water industry. We’ve listed our top three ways sludge blanket can help in the everyday treatment of water. Stop Sludge Escaping! By ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Hach releases low-maintenance sludge blanket for level monitoring

    Hach’s SONATAX sc optimizes sludge extraction, manages recirculation, and warns of potential solids washouts that may result in costly permit violations. The SONATAX sc probe stays clean by using a magnetic coupled wiper that wipes the face of the probe. The wiper functions with a magnetic connection and without a shaft so there are no o-rings to replace and no need to open the probe housing. ...

  • French WWTP are using PCME VIEW 370 for sludge dryer particulate monitoring

    The amount of dust produced in the dryer and later processing plant is affected by the type of dryer installed. As sewage sludge dust has a similar range of figures to wood flour, there is the potential for a dust explosion to occur in the main dryer, dust collection and handling plant, pelletiser and final product discharge plant. The material can also self heat leading to ignition and a slow ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Thicker sludge saves time and money

    Recent improvements in pump technology prompted Severn Trent Water (STW) to initiate a de-sludging trial to reduce costs and energy consumption by producing thicker sludge in the Primary Settlement Tank (PST). Advanced monitoring instrumentation from HACH LANGE played a key role in the trial which, nine months after it began, has been heralded a success. STW's Mark Bryan summarises the objective ...


  • Sludge AD biogas analysis in Turkey

    At the $150m Antalya wastewater treatment plant, one of the biggest in Turkey, the operator knew what they wanted for anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas analysis. They specified a low maintenance AD biogas monitoring system, with completely automatic operation and remote online support from the manufacturer. In addition they wanted local sales support and service which is ...


    By Geotech

  • SludgeWatch 715 Sludge Blanket Detector

    For our Partech instrument product focus this month, we’re looking at our portable 715 sludge blanket detector. It’s one of our most popular products with distributors all over the world and it’s not surprising as to why people like it so much… This little ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Sludge AD biogas Analysis in Turkey

    At the $150m Antalya wastewater treatment plant, one of the biggest in Turkey, the operator knew what they wanted for anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas analysis. They specified a low maintenance AD biogas monitoring system, with completely automatic operation and remote online support from the manufacturer. In addition they wanted local sales support and service which is provided by the Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • Severn Trent increase sludge screening efficiency

    A new sludge screening system has resulted in Severn Trent Water significantly increasing the efficiency of sludge screening operations at Minworth Sewage Treatment Works on the outskirts of Birmingham. Since the new sludge screen has been introduced by Severn Trent the company has reported significant operational efficiencies as a result of increased screenings removal from the imported sludge, ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Biogas monitoring yields rewards

    Whilst there is increasing interest in generating power from waste gas, this has been central to one company for years. Based in the UK, Geotech has been helping water utilities, agricultural and landfill operators and food waste processors worldwide offset energy costs or generate income from waste-generated biogas, manufacturing portable and fixed monitoring equipment. Geotech has over 200 ...


    By Geotech

  • Bristol Water goes for Partech - fixed point sludge blanket detection

    Quality drinking water is appreciated worldwide and only by applying the best treatment technologies will it satisfy all relevant standards and regulations. In the UK, Bristol Water takes pride is supplying its customers with the highest quality drinking water coming from two treatment plants close to the Severn Estuary on the north side of Bristol. With a capacity of 60 mega litres per day, the ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • ETG 6500 at the sewage and sludge treatment plant Acea Roma Est

    Start-up & Commissioning of the continuous analysis system ETG 6500 at the plant Acea Roma Est sewage and sludge treatment. This is the anaerobic digestion Revamping for the recovery of the biogas produced. The analysis system ETG 6500 performs continuous monitoring of the amount of methane produced during digestion in addition to measuring the concentration of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and ...


    By ETG Risorse e Tecnologia

  • Sludge Finder 2 - Energy-saving and reliable at Wessex Water

    Pulsar Process Measurement have supplied seven of their latest sludge blanket monitors, Sludge Finder 2 to Wessex Water for use at Christchurch STW. The acoustic technology replaced outmoded dipping probes which were unreliable and led to poor control of the system. At Christchurch, the final settlement tanks are set up to run at an ideal sludge blanket of 15-20% of tank depth, controlled by the ...

  • Pulsar's Sludge Finder 2 the Clear Choice for Wessex Water

    Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd have been awarded a five-year exclusive framework contract to supply Wessex Water with Sludge Finder 2 Sludge Interface measurement equipment. Sludge Finder 2 uses an acoustic sonar technology to measure crucial sludge interface levels, drawing on Pulsar's knowledge of echo processing and analysis to identify the changes in density that represent the sludge ...

  • Lab Scale Activated Sludge Reactors - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    Lab scale activated sludge reactors have been employed by those in academia who study wastewater systems for decades to analyze the effects of selected variables on the treatment of many unique waste streams. Their purpose is to mimic the conditions found in full scale systems as closely as is possible in a system that can be confined to a typical laboratory bench top. The advantage of lab scale ...

  • Tensar Enables Extreme Fluid Waste Stabilisation at Knostrop Sludge Lagoon

    To cap a 120,000sq.m lagoon containing ultra-soft sludge at Knostrop Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) adjacent to the A1M near Leeds, Yorkshire Water turned to Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) to devise a bespoke solution. MMB based their solution on experience gained from an earlier scheme on a smaller sludge lagoon, at Dowley Gap near Bingley in Yorkshire. In this project, MMB collaborated with ...


    By Tensar International

  • Pulsar's Sludge Finder 2 Helps Severn Trent to Generate Extra Electricity

    Pulsar Process Measurement have supplied eight Sludge Finder 2 sludge interface monitors to Severn Trent's Stoke Bardolph site as part of a process improvement project that has allowed the company to significantly increase electricity generation on site and return energy to the National Grid In common with many large sewage treatment works, Stoke Bardolph uses the gas produced in the digesters to ...

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