• How One Town Saved Money And Energy With A Switch To Peristaltic Metering Pumps

    The Bellevue Water Treatment Plant originally installed costly peristaltic metering pumps to inject the many chemicals used to treat the raw water.  Although these pumps were performing satisfactorily, they required frequent maintenance and expensive parts replacement, resulting in increased costs and downtime. In addition, tubing was especially difficult to order due to problems locating sales representatives, long lead times, and high prices.

  • Innovative Technologies For Nitrate Treatment

    Conventional nitrate treatment equipment tends to generate a waste-handling issue that can be a challenge to many utilities. The emergence of innovative technologies in drinking water treatment has led to more sustainable approaches for the reduction of nitrate.

  • How Community Growth And Other Changes Are Driving The Need For Expert Ongoing Field Support

    The process of launching a municipal drinking water treatment operation can take years. In the end, a community is left with a complex system, an operations and maintenance manual, and a well-trained staff. Many communities are extremely well versed in the functions and operation of their treatment for the specific parameters for which it was built. However, as time goes on, plant managers and operators increasingly have a need for outside assistance.

  • Union Township, NJ Automates Pump Station With TASKMASTER®

    Union Township, New Jersey was having a lot of trouble with their pump station. Although a small pump station, it was extremely cumbersome to maintain. The station was using a trash basket with a ladder and rail system to screen solids. This was extremely time-consuming, used an excess of manpower and proved to be ineffective at times. They knew they needed a better solution.

  • A Methodical Approach To Contaminants Of Emerging Concern

    Municipal water utilities and industrial operations are increasingly plagued with contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). Fortunately, ultraviolet advanced oxidation (UV AOP) is a proven technology to treat a variety of CECs, which makes it optimal as these chemicals are often detected at sites in multiples. However, designing a UV AOP system to treat multiple CECs is challenging because of the background water quality, differing reaction rates, and potential interactions.

  • DIMMINUTOR® Protects Pottstown Equipment From Abrasion, Clogging

    The Pottstown, Pennsylvania Wastewater Treatment Plant handles the wastewater generated by 15,000 area homes, commercial businesses, and industrial sites located in the borough of Pottstown and three nearby townships. The facility is rated for 15.6 mgd and treats an average flow of 7 million gallons of sewage a day.


The SUPER SHREDDER® in-line macerator reduces tough wastewater solids to fine bits with a unique, high-flow, spherical rotor design. The unit is specifically designed for high capacity and minimal headloss.

Sewage systems across the nation are being challenged as never before by an ever-increasing volume of sanitary wipes. These wipes are not breaking up in sewer systems the way ordinary toilet paper does and are causing major bottlenecks. Lately, this problem has gotten nationwide media attention because the situation has been so extreme in many facilities. With Franklin Miller's innovative grinding technology, these wipes are no longer a problem and plants are back online and running smoothly.

The TASKMASTER® TM6500 is a ruggedly constructed twin shaft grinder that features a highly compact design. The TM6500 offers excellent grinding performance for protection of pumps, valves, centrifuges and more in sludge and raw sewage applications.

TM8500 Exploded - For over 100 years and for three generations, Franklin Miller Inc. has been a leader in size reduction technology involving crushers, shredders, grinders, wastewater treatment systems and more. Here is a look at our grinding technology.

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Franklin Miller

Since 1918, Franklin Miller has been on the forefront of size reduction technology. Today, we are an industry leader with the latest technology in grinders, screens and shaftless screws. Our Taskmaster, Super Shredder and Dimminutor grinders are designed to finely reduce tough solids so they are easily handled by pumps, belt filter presses, digestors and other process equipment. Our Spiralift screens and screening systems efficiently separate, condition and remove solids from liquids for wastewater channel installations and septage receiving applications. Learn more.


Siemens Industry Inc. is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.

As one of the world's leaders in industry automation and an experienced provider of integrated technologies, we offer products and systems tailored to the requirements of the water and wastewater industry. Learn more.


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