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
City staff were looking for an idea to remedy the logistical issues in the Tarpon Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Pinellas County and known for being a small Greek community on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
A Lincoln County Industrial Incentive Grant request was presented Monday night, August 6th, to the board of commissioners by Lincoln Economic Development Association on behalf of HUBER Technology, Inc. Currently located in Mecklenburg County, HUBER has purchased property in Airlie Business Park in Denver to relocate their head-quarter functions initially and as a second phase, begin manufacturing operations in Lincoln County.
Scum is not a substance that anyone in a wastewater treatment plants wants to deal with. Scum, the greasy substance that floats to the surface of clarifiers, gets nastier as it accumulates. Some smaller wastewater treatment plants mix their scum back into other processing streams while other larger plants treat their scum separately. The City of Fort Worth takes a unique approach in managing its scum and now turns what was once a liability into an asset.
Oostburg’s Black River Falls facility is a lean operation with limitations in space for screening technology and in the staff resources available to manage, maintain and report on the Village’s processes. Even though space was limited, Oostburg knew that putting a headworks screening solution in place would improve their operational efficiency. Oostburg found the perfect solution using the Huber Technology RoK4 confined space vertical screen.
Cardston WWTP’s choice of a dewatering system to replace its belt press, Huber Technology Q-Press®, has a striking comparison to the plant’s previous technology in both the footprint and the attention it requires. The Cardston staff also noticed striking improvements in water separation, end-product dryness and offensive odor by-product. Read more about how the Q-Press® helped Cardston become a better neighbor.
The inner workings of the Huber Technology Q-Press® is the star of this 3-D animated sequence showing how the sludge enters into the unit and its slow turning auger moves the sludge through the dewatering process. Featured as well as, is the automatic control of Huber Technology Q-Press® functions.
The Huber Technology EscaMAX® gives control over what gets in the stream whereas their previous process gave them no way to prevent rag balls from flowing into pumps and mixers and causing slowdowns and clogs.
Efficiency goals met! Life expectancy of expensive variable frequency drives increased! Ragging build-up on selector mixers all but eliminated! Reduction of debris from 25-30 gallons to a few handfuls! Highest possible percentage of inorganics removed from flow! Plant kept in amazingly consistent treatment mode! These are not the dreams of treatment plant supervisors but are actual results produced by EscaMAX® Perforated Screens.
Reduction of ragging is merely one of the benefits the EscaMAX® Perforated Plate Screen bestows upon its implementer. But this is such a huge factor, that mitigating it brings night-and-day results in other areas such as reducing debris in the grit channel, increasing space for energy-producing biosolids in tanks, and releasing cleaner end products.
Most companies and agencies today operate with the concept of business sustainability. This is a holistic way of managing a business that includes environmental, social, and financial responsibilities. To meet this triple bottom line, companies must find ways to be cost-efficient, socially responsible, and eco-friendly at the same time.
The video shows how the Huber Technology STRAINPRESS® is designed to effectively remove debris from sludge without breaking line pressure. Sludge is pumped into the Strainpress’ perforated tube and flows through the perforations into a casing while debris is retained within the tube.
The Huber Technology Strainpress has helped Napa Sanitation District maximize its investment in the FOG receiving and injection system by improving operations, ensuring the protection of downstream components and enhancing the production of a valuable, revenue generating asset.
Fort Worth Village Creek has gone far beyond managing its scum. The plant has implemented an efficient way to continuously skim the scum out of the channel flow and effectively process it through anaerobic co-digestion so that its resulting methane gas is useable. In short, the liability was turned into an asset.
Huber Technology Q-Press® replaced a belt filter press at the Robinson WWTP. The retrofit enabled the plant operations staff to maximize technology to make tremendous improvements in their dewatering performance and sludge storage and distribution processes. The technology change resulted in radical improvements to operations and reductions in costs. Read more.
Solar dryers are fully automated to feed, move, and discharge biosolids cost-effectively. Even climate changes throughout the year are easily monitored and controlled to produce optimal output. Installation is very flexible with options to add components at a later date. Full automation means employees seldom need to enter the greenhouse and are free to use their time elsewhere.
The City of Tooele, UT was looking to update their Bio-Solids program and move away from a limiting Class B product. They needed to produce a more flexible reusable material. The City found the Huber Technology SOLSTICE® to be the perfect solution and was pleased to discover the technology to be simple to maintain as well as provide a cost-effective operation. Find out how the dryer raised the quality of the bio-product to Class A.
Josey Chan has been volunteering for a local Middle School in Charlotte, NC for the science-based team Piedmont IB Middle School Science Olympiad. Since September 2016, she has been serving as a "coach" for the event of Meteorology. She was initially asked by a family member to help volunteer but got very involved with the program.
This video provides a close up view of the Huber SOLSTICE solar dryer technology in operation. Turning is very important in a solar sludge dryer as new surface area needs to be exposed to the dryer air. Check out how the turning mechanism helps to break up the sludge into smaller granules.
The City of North Las Vegas’s treatment facility is a membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant that was brand new when Huber’s rotary fine screens were implemented as part of its new advanced treatment and reclamation process. The facility uses smart technology that enables 24-7 processing with 14 of its operational hours every day unmanned. Huber’s advanced fine screening technology plays a key role in this impressive and innovative technology lineup.
North Las Vegas has installed some of the largest rotary fine screens operating in the United States. The center feed drum screens are critical to protecting the membrane bioreactor, enabling the plant to maintain extremely low turbidity coming off their plant that is better than most potable water. Read how they are putting the ROTAMAT RPPS to work.
The comparison between the new Huber S-Disc and the existing centrifuge gave plant staff several improvements to celebrate. Download the full case study to read more.
During the summer of 2015 the Waging WWTP in the Bavarian Chiemgau district was desperately looking for an energy-efficient, high-performance sludge thickening plant to replace the centrifuge they had been using. The objective was to optimize digester capacity, gas yield and sludge handling in the overall process on site. Read more about their successful implementation.
The Chiquita WRF plant was looking to improve the performance of their existing gravity thickeners better than the 2.3% DS that they were previously achieving. In their search for a solution they discovered the S-Disc technology from Huber Technology.
BCR Environmental utilizes the Huber Technology S-Disc thickener in their sludge neutralization process. Because the system is both simple and reliable they chose to standardize on the S-Disc. The design of the technology enables the operators easy access to monitor their process. Read how BCR is putting the S-Disc to work.
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.
The benefit from the simple automation capability of the Huber Technology Q-Press® began for Contentnea MSD WWTP shortly after installation. Staff was able to focus elsewhere as little attention was required for the system’s operation. The end-product dryness levels vastly improved which radically reduced their haul off costs. Read more.
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.
The RPPS Star Technology fulfills an important role in protecting the membrane bioreactor by eliminating as much solid screening as possible. The unit is dependable beyond expectation and performs extremely well.
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.
Sooner or later, each wastewater plant has to approach a manufacturer and discuss a purchase. Anyone who has ever tried to buy a piece of expensive, sophisticated wastewater equipment will know there are pitfalls. Some manufacturers offer the best solutions, others don’t. Some manufacturers will go above and beyond to meet a customer’s needs, others won’t. But how do you figure out who has your best interests in mind and who is just out to make a sale.
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.
Plant staff with experience operating belt filter press and centrifuge has decided on the use of the Huber Technology Q-Press®. The new technology helped them overcome the challenging dewatering situation brought on by their anaerobically digest sludge. 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.