These products will help you remove more liquid from sludge, slurries and other waste to broaden disposal options, haul fuller loads, and operate more efficiently
ABCO Industries Ltd.
The self-contained mobile dewatering truck from ABCO Industries Ltd. is made for dewatering municipal and industrial sludge. Incoming sludge is conditioned with polymer and an onboard filter system separates solids and liquids. Solids are stored in a holding chamber on the truck, while liquid and useful bacterial are returned for normal on-site treatment. Dewatered material can be disposed of at an approved compost-receiving site, eliminating the lagoon disposal cost. Transportation costs also are reduced. The dewatering truck is equipped with a high-pressure jetting system for cleanout and can be used as a conventional vacuum truck. 902/634-8821; www.abco.ca.
Acme Engineering Products Ltd.
The ACRS line of automatic scraper strainers from Acme Engineering Products Ltd. remove solids and large particles using only dirty water for blowdown and are resistant to clogging. Made of carbon steel or corrosive-resistant metals, the strainers are available in line sizes up to 66 inches in diameter. The strainers can remove irregularly shaped solids and contaminants from groundwater for recycling in mining applications, LP gas pipelines and heavy oil, or be used as a stand-alone unit to protect downstream fine filtration equipment. Screens are available down to 75 microns. Jacketed bodies are available for viscous liquids. Strainers are custom fabricated and can be designed to fit into existing strainer locations. 888/880-5323; www.acmeprod.com.
ALAR Engineering Corp.
The self-cleaning Auto-Vac rotary vacuum filter from ALAR Engineering Corp. replaces centrifuge and press systems, yielding clean, reusable water and dry, manageable solids and reducing hauling costs. The filter is capable of handling a variety of flow-back wastewater produced in drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations. 708/479-6100; www.alarcorp.com.
The self-contained, skid-mounted ALDEC G3 decanter centrifuge system from Alfa Laval dewaters and thickens waste sludge on site. The Slimline design features a smaller conveyor diameter, allowing more room for liquid in the pond and greater bowl wall pressure that can result in drier cake and reduced polymer usage. The smaller discharge radius saves up to 20 percent on power costs. The system’s Power Plates reduce kinetic energy loss when liquid leaves the bowl, providing an additional 20 percent in energy cost savings. 866/253-2528; www.alfalaval.us/G3.
Andritz Separation Inc.
The Aqua-Screen in-channel perforated panel traveling belt screen from Andritz Separation Inc. is designed for high-capture efficiency and can be engineered for channel widths up to 10 feet, depths up to 42 feet and maximum head differential required for the application. A single unit can handle up to 175 mgd. The unit operates intermittently, forming a solids mat on the face of the step-shaped perforated panels until a preset upstream level or differential level is reached, signaling the screen to rotate. Solids are removed at the top of the unit by a high-pressure, bidirectional spray wash and an independently driven cleaning brush, where they are conveyed and dewatered by a screenings handling system. The unit has a screenings capture efficiency of up to 85 percent and no submerged bearings or sprockets to maintain. 800/433-5161; www.andritz.com/es.
Self-priming pumps from Phantom Pumps are available in 2- to 12-inch sizes in the low-pressure (PL) series and 3-, 4- and 6-inch sizes in the high-pressure (PH) series. Designed for use in mining, petroleum and other industrial applications, pumps are available in 316 stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron and CD4 construction. Pumps are best suited for pumping clean or wastewater and nonexplosive liquids containing up to 3-inch solids. 888/614-1232; www.phantompumps.com.
The CQ Centrifuge from Ashbrook Simon-Hartley features proprietary scroll designs, close tolerances and integral dams to accelerate dewatering efficiencies and hold polymer usage to a minimum. The centrifuge has a hydraulic back drive system (regenerative planetary gearbox back drive system is available), field-replaceable polyurethane feed chamber with integral accelerator bars, dual-angle bowl to minimize wear on scroll flights (bowl parts and scroll flights are duplex stainless steel), and poly concrete bases for dampening and noise reduction. 800/362-9041; www.as-h.com.
The DeWatering Super Sack from B.A.G. Corp. is a woven polypropylene flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) that allows liquids to drain from a mixture of liquids and solids. Applications include cake filtering, dewatering sludge, clarifying water or other liquids. The special drainage fabric has an airflow equaling 230 cfm and a UV treatment that provides 90 percent tensile strength retention after 1,000 hours of exposure. The bag can hold up to 3,000 pounds with a 5:1 safety factor. A 35- by 35- by 48-inch bag will round to 45 inches in diameter when filled and contain 40 cubic feet of product. The 10-foot lift loops allow for forklift access and feature 6,000-pound tensile strength webbing. Typical filling and discharging options can be used. 800/331-9200; www.bagcorp.com.
Crane Pumps & Systems
Prosser slimline portable electric dewatering pumps from Crane Pumps & Systems are designed to remove standing water on construction and industrial sites. Available in 130 models, the 3/4- to 50-hp pumps offer heads to 210 feet, flows to 1,400 gpm, discharge sizes from 2 to 6 inches and engine sizes from 3/4 to 50 hp. Options include watertight control enclosures, liquid level controls and adapter kits. Pumps can operate in any position. Bearings require no outside lubrication. Motor heat is transferred directly to the pumped fluid to ensure cool running. The pump can dry-run for short periods without damage. Hymergible portable submersibles (heads to 320 feet and flows to 1,340 gpm) are available for use with hydraulic systems where electrical connections are unavailable or hazardous. 937/778-8947; www.cranepumps.com.
PolyWick dewatering containers from Crystal Environmental feature lightweight HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) construction that is pH resistant and can be used for a range of process liquids. They are available in 20-, 30- and 35-yard sizes with options for roll-off and hook-lift designs. 800/328-9720; www.crystalenv.com.
DEL Tank & Filtration Systems
The TCS-1500 total clean system from DEL Tank & Filtration Systems removes solids from slurries at flow rates up to 1,500 gpm. The unit includes a V-shaped tank, tilted plate baffle system and shaftless screw to create a clarifier. Solids settle in the bottom of the V-tank and are enhanced by the baffle system, which the slurry flows through. The shaftless screw moves the settled solids to the hydrocyclone feed pump. Heavy sands and silts are removed by the hydrocyclones and dewatered over a linear shaker. Redundancy allows for maximum solids removal from the drilling mud or dredged slurry. 800/468-2657; www.deltank.com.
SiltMax sediment dewatering bags from Elastec/American Marine are made of 8-ounce or 10-ounce nonwoven Geotex, ranging in size from 10 by 15 feet to 15 by 25 feet. Custom size, shape and fabric bags are available. The fabric’s fine-pore structure allows water to flow freely, while preventing fine soils from piping through. Each bag can handle a 2-, 3- or 4-inch discharge hose. The hose can be placed along any edge by making a small incision in the fabric, inserting the hose and clamping the fabric to the hose with wire, ties, clamp or rope to create a seal. 618/382-2525; www.elastec.com.
Flo Trend Systems Inc.
The explosion-proof polymer mixing and injection system from Flo Trend Systems Inc. can be used for flocculating drilling mud in closed-loop systems and dropping solids out of produced water. The polymer system can mix and inject at a rate of 20 gpm of 0.5 percent solution. Higher flow rates are attainable by increasing tank and pump capabilities. The system uses Jet Shear technology to thoroughly mix polymer and water prior to entering the aging tank and blend using an air-driver mechanical agitator. A transfer pump moves the aged polymer solution to the dosing tank where a chemical injection pump sends the solution to the Mix Mate static mixer. 713/699-0152; www.flotrend.com.
The electric-drive, HL Series Dri-Prime pumps from Godwin Pumps are designed for temporary pumping and permanent installations. Models range from the HL5M to the HL260M. The 6- by 6-inch HL5M offers flows to 1,450 gpm and discharge heads to 500 feet. The 8- by 10-inch HL260M can handle 2-inch solids, delivers maximum flows of 4,760 gpm and total dynamic head to 50 feet. Features include automatic priming from dry to 28 feet of suction lift, dry-running, high-pressure oil-bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant silicon carbide interfaces and cast-chromium steel impeller for long life. 856/467-3636; www.godwinpumps.com.
Prime Aire Plus priming-assisted pumps from Gorman-Rupp Co. are available with up to 8-inch flanged discharges, flows to 4,950 gpm and heads to 475 feet. Suitable for clear liquids and liquids containing large solids, the pumps are available coupled to Tier-compliant engines or premium-efficiency electric motors. Features include externally adjustable running clearances, integral seal oil chamber, ductile iron body and impeller, two lip seals and atmospheric vent for bearing protection, oil-lubricated bearings and fuel-level monitoring system. 419/755-1011; www.grpumps.com.
Hydraulic submersible pumps from Griffin Dewatering are available in trash, axle flow and material handling models. Ranging from 4 to 24 inches, the pumps are designed for heavy-duty mining, industrial dewatering and solids handling with flows to 20,000 gpm and heads to 140 feet. Stainless steel pumps for corrosive environments are available. 866/770-8100; www.griffinpump.com.
IDS Enterprises Inc.
The 30-yard, round-bottomed De-Cant Tainer dewatering filter box from IDS Enterprises Inc. has a 1/4-inch floor, 3/16-inch sidewalls and 16-inch upper extension for added capacity and to help avoid overflows. Loading manifolds and ladders are available for the front, rear or both. Features include heavy-duty sealed rear door with up to 11 rear anchor points, enabling it to be closed with one hand. All door ratchets can be fully released without the door opening until the latch is released. The filter media system offers 27 more square feet than previous models with three full-width trench drains below the floor to increase dewatering. Other features include two or four side-mount vibrators (air or electric powered), rollover tarp system, aluminum tarp risers with built-in wind guard and vinyl welded tarp reinforced ends with fiberglass tarp bow held on with ratchet straps or lock plate. Filter boxes are completely sandblasted, coated with a two-part coal tar epoxy on the interior and primed and painted on the exterior with DOT safety reflective striping on all sides. 863/984-8994; www.idsfilterboxes.com.
Filter presses from Johnson Screens produce filter cake with a solids content of 30 to 60 percent and clear filtrate. Capacities range from 0.4 to 670 cubic feet and plate sizes from 500 by 500 mm to 2,000 by 2,000 mm with various cake thicknesses. Varying automation levels are available, from manual to complete automation that require minimal operator input. Features include either 100 or 225 psi feed pressure, stainless steel sidebar caps, polypropylene filter plates (with our without gasket), electric/hydraulic and air/hydraulic operating system. Options include automatic plate shifter, air blowdown and cake-washing configurations, filtrate leakage collectors, automatic cloth-washing system, PLF automation, SCADA monitoring and data logging capabilities, automated pump controls, light curtain and safety shutoff alarms, sludge hoppers, screw augers and conveying system. 651/636-3900; www.johnsonscreens.com.
The 20-foot, containerized dewatering unit from KEMTRON Technologies features the drilling fluid dewatering process where organic polymers are added to the drilling fluid via a conditioning manifold prior to entering the centrifuge, using a single, packaged system fully controlled through a graphical human machine interface to help manage historical data. The dewatering unit has a KT-1448 decanting centrifuge capable of handling 15 to 110 gpm processing rates. The unit contains two, 160-gallon coagulant tanks and two 330-gallon flocculation tanks, each with a 1-hp agitator for efficient mixing. It can function as a stand-alone system or be incorporated into an existing management system. Units have a 460-gallon dissolution/transfer tank and variable speed, progressive cavity pump to control feed stream from the storage tank to the dewatering system. 888/536-8766; www.kemtron.com.
Progressing cavity pumps from Moyno Inc. are made to handle semidry, high solids content or caked substances. Pumps are available in an open-throat hopper configuration and can be equipped with a bridge-breaker option. The bridge-breaker prevents the accumulation of material in the throat of the pump and is independently driven for flexibility in controlling pump and bridge-breaker speed to meet application requirements. The dewatering pumps have crown-gear-type universal joints, heavy-duty drivetrain, low-shear pumping action and steady, nonpulsating flow for polymer transfer, dosing and injection metering. 877/486-6966; www.moyno.com.
The NT-1300 combination vacuum and on-site dewatering system from NewTech Inc. has a 1,300-gallon capacity for vacuuming liquid and an empty weight, excluding chassis, of 12,000 pounds. The charging end of the tank has a built-in bar screen to remove large objects. The unit has a 2,500-gallon dewatering tank with screens for separating solids from liquids, 1,000-gallon water reject tank for later discharge and a 265-gallon polymer tank. Features include factory speed set control area, Masport 400-cfm vacuum pump with hydraulic transmission, Allweiler sludge pump with 180-gpm capacity at 500 rpm and Allweiler polymer pump with a 25.8-gpm capacity at 860 rpm. The jetter pump delivers 4.3 gpm at 3,000 psi and is equipped with 50 feet of 3/8-inch hose. Tanks, screens and all piping are made of stainless steel. 800/210-2361; www.dewater91.com.
The mine dewatering package from NOV Monoflo has an Epsilon pump with PowerDrive technology that’s designed to eliminate wear between the drive end and the pumping element. The package is available as a stand-alone unit or as a traveler. Options include inlet hoppers, discharge pipe work and valves. The hopper is welded from 1/4-inch steel, sandblasted and coated with a two-party epoxy. Discharge pipe work includes gate valve, 1-inch npt sockets for pressure gauge and wash down hose. Packages can be designed for 460-, 575- and 1,000-volt power. 281/200-1200; www.monoflo.com.
Oil Skimmers Inc.
The 6V Brill oil skimmer from Oil Skimmers Inc. utilizes a floating tube system that attracts oil but not water and can withstand up to 200 degrees F. The automatic skimmer draws the oil-covered tube through scrapers and returns the cleaned tube to the water surface to gather more oil. The flexible tube breaks through crusted oil or grease and up to 16 feet from shoreline or pit edge when equipped with the balanced boom system. The unit can remove 240 gpd of light oil, 600 gpd of medium oil and 1,440 gpd of heavy oils. A no-clog feature enables the skimmer to work around debris. 800/200-4603; www.oilskim.com.
Prime Solution Inc.
The rotary fan press from Prime Solution Inc. features continuous pressure differential technology to dewater sludges and slurries. Features include slow rotational speed (less than 1 rpm), enclosed, automated, low maintenance, portable, space-saving and expandable system. Conditioned sludge is fed into the enclosed, slow-moving dewatering channel between two parallel stainless steel wedge wire filter plates. The feed sludge is subject to a pressure drop where liquids pass through the filter openings and solids advance within the channel. Sludge continues to dewater as the feed pump supplies more sludge, slowly moving the solids through the channels toward the outlet of the press, forming a cake. Units can be expanded up to four channels with capacities of 260 gpm. Skid-mounted systems include central operator control panel, feed pump, chemical prep, inline mixing and the availability of plant-integrated controls. Mobile systems can be containerized or trailer mounted. 269/673-9559; www.psirotary.com.
Rain for Rent
The 60-4 high-flow, high-efficiency sand media filtration system from Rain for Rent is designed for all types of sediment removal. The inlet/outlet manifold connections are 10-inch Victaulic with grooved connections. Filter tanks are 60 inches in diameter and provide 78.5 square feet of filtration area. The unit filters down to 25 microns with flows up to 1,964 gpm and an operating pressure up to 75 psi. Features include 12- or 110-volt operation, automated backwash, large fill/drain ports and manway for media installation and removal, skid mounted with integral forklift slots, and onboard battery and solar battery charger for DC operation in remote locations. The unit works as a prefiltration system to extend the life cycles of bag and cartridge filter and for use as pretreatment for RO systems. It also works as a stand-alone filtration system for suspended solids removal and stormwater discharge. 800/742-7246; www.rainforrent.com.
The SCS time-adjustable pump control from SEEWater Inc. enables users to dial desired on/off pump times. The built-in, eight-position dial allows choices down to minutes and seconds to suit the application. The control reduces pump cycling, works well in confined locations and prevents false actuations. The control will operate any stand-alone pump up to 1 hp. 888/733-9283; www.seewaterinc.com.
Airpel self-cleaning filters from SPX Corp. are made to continuously filter liquids, including those of high viscosity in applications where liquid flow cannot be interrupted during filter cleaning. Dewatering filter options include manual, motorized, fully automatic and pneumatic operation. Stainless steel filter elements can remove particles as small as 25 microns and require no operator contact during cleaning. Liquid enters the filter body on the external side of the wedge wire or perforated element and passes to the inside with debris collected on the external surface. Debris is removed by the rotation of the element against a stationary cleaning blade and deposited in the bottom of the body where it can be discharged manually or automatically. The filter can provide flow rates up to 4,755 gpm and accommodate pressure up to approximately 507 psi. www.spx.com.
Sumitomo Drive Technologies
Cyclo Bevel Buddybox speed reducers and gear motors from Sumitomo Drive Technologies are made for dewatering and separation equipment, including belt and screw presses. The units feature a right-angle drive and high-performance, steel spiral bevel gearing that can deliver 90-percent efficiencies across the entire product range. The modular unit offers a flexible range of output speed and torque combinations. It adapts to shaft mounted as well as solid shaft mounting, while the Taper Grip brushing system provides keyless shaft mounting, delivering self-aligning, backlash-free torque transmission to the driven shaft. 757/485-3355; www.smcyclo.com.
Drop-in clarifiers from UniPure have no moving parts and require no mechanical maintenance, only occasional cleaning. The unit can turn a mobile storage tank into a 200-gpm clarifier capable of reducing TSS concentrations below 5 mg/l. The inclined plate clarifier uses counter-current flow for effective solids separation. As water flows upward, solids settle on the plates and slide into the belly of the frac tank. Directing influent into the side of the unit ensures even distribution across the entire plate. Orifice holes in the effluent weirs provide backpressure to ensure even distribution across the inclined plate. An optional influent feed pump is available. The stand-alone module can be shipped inside the mobile tank or inserted on site. 877/864-7873; www.unipure.com.
Verderflex hose pumps from VerderGPM are available in sizes with up to 5-inch-diameter pipe and can handle up to 2-inch solids and flows to 395 gpm, as well as highly abrasive slurries and/or shear sensitive materials without damage to the pump or fluid. Only the hose is in contact with the pump media. The hose has a resilient inner core of thick, soft rubber and harder outer covering with braided nylon reinforcement. It can withstand pressure up to 230 psi. The inner core also acts as a cushion to abrasive solids trapped during compression, reducing abrasive wear. The self-priming pumps are seal-less and can run dry without damage. 877/476-3569; www.verdergpm.com.
Dewatering containers from Wastequip are available in round-bottom or rectangular design in 20- or 25-cubic-yard sizes and are hydrotested to ensure against leakage. For quick cleanup, containers have easy-to-remove bolted shells with perforated 7-gauge floor. Liners are available to aid in cleanup and disposal. Containers have a 1/4-inch floor and 7-gauge steel sides. They can be custom configured for specific applications, including the number and location of drains and valves. Additional features include outside rail understructure and continuous welds. Lid options include side-to-side roll tarps or single piece, side-to-side plastic or aluminum lids. 877/468-9278; www.wastequip.com.
The WWETCO FlexFilter from WesTech Engineering is a gravity system and requires no moving parts. It uses a synthetic compressible media to capture solids in a high-rate filtration process. Influent liquid applies a hydrostatic force to a flexible bladder causing media to compress. The tapered compression provides for a densely compressed media bed at the bottom of the filter that graduates to an expanded bed toward the surface. As liquid flows onto the top of the media, larger particles become trapped in the upper portions of the filter. Smaller particles are captured as the liquid works its way down through the media. In addition to being able to handle higher solids loading, the filter has a backwash system that uses an air scour with high-energy wash cycle and specialized backwash troughs to minimize the amount of backwash water needed. 801/265-1000; www.westech-inc.com.