SKE Solutions

SKE Solutions

- Model SP - Sludge Press



The patented SKE Sludge Press provides an economic solution for either sludge thickening or dewatering. Suitable for applications such as small to medium sized water, waste water and industrial effluent treatment works in addition to certain larger applications.

Low outlay cost, running cost and maintenance costs make for a highly cost-effective process. Sludge export or transportation costs can be significantly reduced with further savings on operational and energy costs. Sludge thickening up to 15% DS or, sludge dewatering up to 30% DS are attainable.

Constructed out of high quality AISI 304 stainless steel to ensure years of trouble free operation, with an option for AISI 314 Stainless steel. The sludge press consists of static circular drums with internal screw conveyor. The drums are fabricated in stainless steel using various size special wedge-wire screen profiles with large surface area, to obtain optimum liquor drainage characteristics. Systems can operate automatically or manually via continuous or intermittently for batch processing.

Flocculated sludge enters the inlet chamber into the drum zone where it conveys by spiral movement and is gradually compacted. Liquor continuously drains through the drum wedge-wire screen and gravitates to the filtrate outlet where it can be discharged or returned for treatment. The sludge retained in the drum is subjected to continuous movement and progressive compaction, applying the desired effect of releasing more liquor  – flocculated sludge is treated gently and flocculent utilization kept low.

Spray nozzles provide intermittent wash to the screen sections. With inlet sludge solids content >1.5% DS, washing will not be necessary and water consumption is negated. Eventually the solids will pass into the discharge section and to the outlet where it can be collected into a container or conveyed for eventual disposal.

  • SKE high quality and reliability at low cost
  • Easily installed onto an existing or new treatment works
  • Straightforward mechanized operation
  • Non-clogging even with fibrous materials
  • High solids capture
  • Low shear - excellent recovery of all sludge types

  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Water Treatment
  • Industrial Waste Water Treatment
  • Sludge dewatering
  • Sludge thickening

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