Sludge Pumping Articles

  • Latrine desludging pump development using a simple test for simulant strength: A case study from Uganda

    A simple and low-cost test to measure the physical strength of faecal sludge simulants is presented and used in the development of improved desludging pumps in Kampala, Uganda. The technical performance of two variants of the Gulper manual pump have for the first time been quantitatively assessed under controlled conditions. The time taken to prime and the average flow rate in the following 30 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Pump Protection - unattended operation in sludge pumping

    Pulsar's 500 series non-invasive flow switches are used to great effect in this application, protecting sludge pumps and allowing unattended operation. Pulsar’s Pulsarguard 500 units are used by Whale Tankers to ensure that their specialist positive displacement pumps never run dry. By employing the Pulsarguard unit, staff are able to allow the pumps to operate unattended, confident that there ...

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