How Chemistry And Mechanics Deliver Cost-Effective Waste TreatmentSource: IPEC
Brockville, Ontario municipal waste treatment plant gains a flexible, cost-effective sludge thickening system.
Polymer chemistry is one of the leading considerations when designing a sludge thickening system. The right polymer chemistry contributes to more effective thickening at a lower cost. However, the right chemistry must also be complemented by mechanical processes that enable the chemistry to work effectively. Waste treatment equipment manufacturer IPEC collaborated with polymer suppliers for extensive lab trials to design a waste activated sludge (WAS) thickening system for the City of Brockville, a city of more than 23,000 people located in the southeastern part of Ontario, Canada. The rotary drum system is capable of thickening 5.25 I/second of 0.55 percent municipal sludge to up to 7 percent solids.