HUBER Technology is a leading expert in liquid/solid separation technologies, offering a comprehensive line of screening, grit and sludge handling processes. HUBER serves the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment market with precision fabricated stainless steel equipment that is sought after by those in the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment sector.
Located in Huntersville, NC HUBER Technology, Inc. is a member of the HUBER Group as the wholly owned US subsidiary of Huber SE, based in Bavaria, Germany. HUBER SE, the holder of multiple patents, is the inventor and original manufacturer for the renowned ROTAMAT® and STEP SCREEN® products. HUBER’s experience and expertise is proven in over 25,000 installations worldwide. HUBER’s 175 years of commitment to high quality technology supports its focus on developing innovative solutions to lead the way in resource recovery. More information is available at www.huber-technology.com.
Huber Technology, Inc.
9735 NorthCross Center Court, Suite A
Huntersville, NC 28078
Contact: Wayne Grooms
Previously to installing their new Septage Receiving Station 18-Mile Creek WWTP had very little protection from unknown debris entering their plant from haulers. The plant reports that in the time that the RoFAS Septage Drum and WAP Washpress have been operating, they’ve processed many septage loads without issue.
With a septage receiving station, you never know what you’re going to get. The Emerald Coast Utility Authority in Pensacola, Florida needed a solution that could handle rocks, debris, grease and other unusual objects the septage might contain. The Huber Technology RoFAS system totally met ECUA’s expectation for reliable operation; handling anything that was brought into the system.
When SAWS in San Antonio sought to upgrade their septage collection system they faced challenges beyond what might be normally seen in a typical WWTP. By partnering with Huber Technology, SAWS was able to navigate through challenges and put together a world class system.
The high cost of maintenance and unsatisfactory performance of the aging equipment in the Bonnybrook headworks made it clear that significant changes were in order. The older poorly performing headworks allowed screenings to pass to the downstream process units causing operational and maintenance problems. By installing the Huber RakeMax® and matching WAP washpress, Calgary’s process performance immediately improved.
Havre WWTP was in search of a replacement solution that would improve their screening process. The old system often became plugged with rags. The City learned quickly to depend on Huber’s RakeMax technology to help it overcome its challenges. The highly effective technology enables the City’s operations to remove such a high percentage of inorganics that the downstream processing are more effective and components are less stressed.
It had become obvious to The City of Guelph that it was time to replace several of the components in its treatment process. Project leaders wanted to upgrade its treatment processes by implementing leading edge technology. By thoroughly researching what was available they choose the technology and vendor that was the best match for their long-term wastewater treatment goals of the City.
A WWTP chooses a new screw press that takes up less than half the space that the old belt press had occupied. This was striking for the operations team but not as striking as the fraction of time they needed to spend managing the screw press.
When Contentnea MSD WWTP installed their Huber RoS3Q screwpresses they immediately were able to benefit from the simple automated capability of the technology. The system required little operator attention enabling staff to focus their attention elsewhere. The improvement in dryness of the end product radically reduced their haul off costs.
In a recent retrofit replacing a belt filter press with a Huber RoS3Q screwpress, the plant operations staff at Robinson WWTP leveraged the technology’s greatly improved dewatering performance to solve their sludge storage and distribution strategies. As a result they are able to radically improve both operations and reduce costs.
Take a virtual tour of a functioning sludge drying facility. In a comprehensive overview of the Huber BT Belt Sludge Dryer technology you will see how thin sludge is transformed into a dry biosolids product. Observe how the different processes of dewatering, holding, conveyance, drying, and storage work together to provide a complete solution click here.
This video shows the receiving, treatment, and classification of WWTP grit, sewer grit and road sweepings creating cleaned and classified inorganics while simultaneously returning organics to process. The Huber Technology RoSF5 Grit Treatment Plant provides an automated solution that addresses the major challenge of different composition of the raw material entering a WWTP which can have a massive impact on downstream grit treatment systems.
La Crosse’s WWTP wanted to make some improvements to their treatment processes to make their plant more efficient and effective. Because of the odor, hazardous nature, and sheer weight of the organics-laden grit, La Crosse’s disposal fees were quite significant.
North Las Vegas’s field facility is an MBR plant that was brand new when Huber’s rotary fine screens were implemented as part of its new water treatment and reclamation process. The facility is “smart,” using a level of technology at which few large plants operate. Huber’s advanced fine screening technology plays a key role in the impressive and innovative technology lineup.
It is a very expensive and time consuming task indeed to wrestle with a fouled membrane. The single-most important result that Star Sewer and Water District Waste Water Treatment Plant was hoping for from their retrofit was preventing harmful screenings from reaching the plant’s membrane bioreactor. The membranes in the bioreactor can be easily damaged by solids in the flow.
The Rotamat screen has been a popular choice for protecting debris sensitive technologies downstream such as MBRs. Through a constant program of responding industry needs, Huber Technology has developed the RPPS Star Pro series centerfeed fine screen. When combined, the Star and Pro options for the RPPS increases capacity and enables for even finer perforations, allowing for increased screenings removal in a tighter footprint.
City of Tooele needed to reduce sludge volume that would produce reusable material, be simple to maintain, and provide cost effective operation. The Huber Technology SRT Solar Dryer was determined to be a technology fit to achieve Tooele’s goals. The linear feed design of the SRT Solar Dryer provided the ability to feed dewatered sludge to the dryer as it was produced. Read the full case study to learn more about their installation.
Previously the crew at Payson WWTP wrestled with clogs that required constant attention and increased system downtimes. With the installation of the new headworks, the comparison was stark because suddenly the flow from the headworks was debris-free.
Spanish Fork WWTP utilizes the STEPSCREEN® in two identical headworks systems. The technology upgrade has made a vast difference in plant processing. Prior to the implementation of new technology, only one channel was processed.
Huber Technology recently announced Mr. Alvaro Molina Chi joined North American Operations as Private Sales Director-Industrial. Alvaro will be responsible for overseeing all private sector industrial sales.
As part of the new facility for the City of Clinton, the plant installed a new finescreen as an integral part of the operations. What they discovered was not only a reliable and durable technology but the automated feature of the system was transformational for plant operations. Read what they have to say.
Throughout the years, plant staff first operated a belt filter press, then a centrifuge, and lastly settled on the use of a screwpress. Their anaerobically digested sludge presented a challenging dewatering situation for them. Read about their journey and the lessons learned.
In this 3D animated sequence the inner workings of the Huber Technology Q-Press® are depicted. The video shows how the sludge enters into the Q-Press® and a slow turning auger moves the sludge through the dewatering process. The animation also shows how the automatic control of screwpress functions.
Collectively in the municipal wastewater treatment industry there exists a tremendous knowledge base. Among those who are actively engaging in the trade, a resource of innovative skill sets is potentially accessible through many of the individuals’ experiences and discoveries. The challenge is: How can these people work together effectively to benefit from this state-of-the-art resource?
This month we have introduced a series discussing how to remove debris in your sludge. The key technology used to accomplish this is the STRAINPRESS.
To let utilities know if they’re receiving what they deserve from their equipment suppliers, Water Online spoke with Henk-Jan van Ettekoven, president of Huber Technology. He discussed the preoccupations of many wastewater utilities, the telltale signs that an equipment supplier is really considering their needs, and what recourse to take when expectations are not being met.
How do I remove screenings from my sludge? Even when screens are installed at the head of a treatment facility, debris always ends up in the sludge. Plastic parts and fibrous materials can cripple operation of important downstream technologies.
In this 3D animated sequence the inner workings of the STRAINPRESS® are depicted. The video shows how the sludge is pumped into the Strainpress’ perforated tube and flows through the perforations into a casing while debris is retained within the tube. An internal screw pushes the retained screenings along the tube’s axis into a conical dewatering and compressing section that is provided with a smaller perforation compared to the screening section.
Different circumstances require different solutions. This holds true for septage receiving. Huber Technology makes available a portfolio of designs to accommodate the full range of possibilities such as grit, grease, and rags. The Ro3 design is an ideal setup for standard wastes. When unusual or debris laden waste is part of the challenge, the RoFAS screen is perfectly suited.
When SAWS in San Antonio sought to upgrade their septage collection system they faced challenges beyond what might be normally seen in a typical WWTP. By partnering with Huber Technology SAWS was able to navigate through challenges and put together a world class system.
Huber Technology RoFAS Septage Station is designed to handle environments that would cause standard Septage Stations to fail. Easily processes large debris protecting headworks from unpredictable septage. Center feed allows for rapid offloading. Option for automatic hauler station. Revenue opportunities quickly realizes return-on-investment.
Huber Technology, Inc. was recently selected by The City of Riverside, California to provide sludge dewatering and MBR protection equipment for a series of upgrades to their facility.
The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.
A metallically-pure, stress-free surface provides optimum corrosion protection for wastewater treatment plants. Here’s how to get there.
Regardless of how the many wastewater treatment plants across North America and the world are configured, their missions are the same. At the core of their operations, these facilities are charged with maximizing the efficiency of managing their wastewater and water resources.
A water reclamation facility needed to improve their biosolids handling process in their planned expansion. The solution needed to reduce sludge volume, produce reusable material, be simple to maintain, and provide cost effective operation.
Because inadequate screening was allowing hair, fiber and sand contaminants to work their way through its treatment process, The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department Wastewater Branch sought out sludge cleaning technology that they could integrate into their existing system.
The Rotamat® family of products has been the backbone of Huber Technology’s explosive growth in wastewater equipment worldwide from the very beginning.
Watch the video for an overview of the RakeMax Multi-Rake Bar Screen.
Watch the video for an overview of the EscaMax Perforated Plate Fine Screen.
Watch the video for an overview of the HUBER Solar Active Dryer SRT.
Watch the video for an animation of the ROTAMAT® Screw Press in action.
After two years operation the plant reports that RoS2S Disk Thickener is consistently producing a 5.5% DS average with an ~0.6% DS average feed at a steady flow of 107 gpm (60 gpm activated, 7 gpm trickling, 40 gpm service water) running 24 hours a day.
Huber’s center-feed drum screen was recommended as the best technology to prevent wash around that can ruin the membrane bioreactor at a WWTP in Las Vegas.
A wastewater plant uses an activated sludge secondary process that utilizes a biological process that introduces microbes as soon as the flow enters the plant.
A small WWTP wanted to upgrade their technology from the aging and costly chopper-style comminutor in use at the time.
Huber Technology provides an innovative solution for sludge thickening with its Ro 2S Disk Thickener. Watch the video overview to learn more.
Drying of sludge, particularly sewage sludge, has long since been a well established process method applied on modern WWTPs.
Huber Technology delivered and installed two EscaMaz® belt screens for the City of Miami, with plans for two more at the end of 2014. During testing, flow was diverted to one screen at an initial rate of 75 MGD (5% above rated flow). This flow was maintained for 40-50 minutes with consistent performance, at which time plant operators decided to increase flow until the upstream water level overflowed the weir and this did not occur until 85-90 MGD (3.725 to 3.940l/s).