News | September 17, 2014

JWC Environmental Showcases New Technologies To Prevent Pump Clogs At WEFTEC 2014

JWC Environmental (JWC) will unveil new wastewater technologies to help fight the disposable wipes crisis. The patent-pending innovations to its Muffin Monster® family of grinders and Monster Separation Systems® fine screens will be highlighted at WEFTEC 2014, September 27 – October 1 in New Orleans.

JWC identified that waste treatment plant operators were increasingly facing downtime, high maintenance costs and additional risk for workers due to disposable wipes being flushed into the sewers. Once in the sewers the wipes are clogging pumps, fouling plant systems and causing overflows. In addition, a 2013 report done by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) shows that the wipes market is slated to increase 16% year over year. This growing issue will only compound problems for operators if attention is not given to finding solutions. JWC focused its research efforts on better ways to capture the wipes, cut them to a size that will not clog pumps and finally remove them from the waste stream.

JWC is introducing its new Delta-P side rails and perforated drums to its Muffin Monster® and Channel Monster® family of grinders. These two advancements ensure the capture of all items in the waste stream, including wipes, and drive debris into the cutter stack. These technologies prevent the bypass of full wipes or build-up on the grinders while maintaining the required high flow rate.

Improved cutting is achieved through new wipes-ready cutters, as well as tailoring the speed of cutter rotation with optimized cut control. These improvements achieve the desired 2-D cutting capabilities to control both the width and length of output, preventing materials from forming long strips and reweaving in the waste stream.

Finally, the new StapleGuard™ UHMW panels and brushless cleaning system are being introduced on the Finescreen Monster® to remove wipes at the headworks. The advancements in fine-screening technology means high capture efficiency with little carryover, as well as more effective perforated panel cleaning without the use of a high maintenance brush system.

Along with a first look at these advancements to the Monster line of products at WEFTEC, JWC will also have a Macho Monster live grinder demonstration at their booth (#4729). There will also be a Channel Monster® grinder with all of the wipes-ready technologies  built in as well as a new addition to the Monster family of waste grinders on display.

About JWC Environmental
Since its founding in 1973, JWC Environmental has become a world leader in solids reduction and removal for the wastewater industry with its Muffin Monster grinders and Monster Separation Systems for screening, compaction and washing. JWC also solves challenging size reduction and processing problems in commercial and industrial applications through its Monster Industrial division. JWC Environmental is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, and has a global network of representatives, distributors and regional service centers to provide customer support. For more information, visit

Source: JWC Environmental