FLUSHABLES RESOURCES

  • How One Company Created An Easy, Affordable Way To Stop Damage From Wipes

    Toilet paper. The most essential product necessary to life besides food and water. Also cited as the first item to run out at supermarkets during an emergency. For those who live in disaster-prone areas, keeping a stockpile is normal. But for everyone else, a few extra rolls of toilet paper is just a routine part of a grocery trip. So what happened when families everywhere panic bought toilet paper to get through an extended lockdown?

  • How The Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant Solved Its Debris Problem

    The water treatment needs of both Ukiah Valley and Lake County are served by the Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant. Nestled between Highway 101 on the west and the Russian River to the east, the facility features a scenic view of surrounding valleys of vineyards seemingly out of a Steinbeck novel. Construction of the facility was completed in 1958 back when the city had a population of around 9,000. Since then, the population has grown by about 78% to a total of 16,000 residents. The plant’s five pumps are equipped to handle 2.8 MGD (million gallons per day) of dry weather flow, and 20 MGD of wet weather flow. Even though the plant is equipped to remove some floating material, they were having issues with an overflow of unwanted debris.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How The Franklin Miller Dimminutor® Became An Olympic Winner

    The Franklin Miller DIMMINUTOR was selected for the state-of-the-art sewage system infrastructure project built to accommodate the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. After an intensive construction project, multiple Model DM36XF DIMMINUTOR® open channel comminutors were employed throughout the new sewage system. Each unit has the capability of 29 million gallons of raw sewage per day.

  • The TASKMASTER® TITAN® Saves Time And Worries

    The Roseland, NJ pump station is one of the largest high-flow stations feeding into the Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant. The pump station originally used a trash rack in the channel coming into the station. This arrangement made it necessary for a worker to climb down into the confined space once a day to access and empty the trash rack manually. This was a very time-consuming process and was expensive for the station to keep up with such frequent manual maintenance.

  • DIMMINUTOR® Saves Monterey County Time, Money, And Manpower

    The pump stations at Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) were having a problem with their channel grinders. The twin-shaft, drum-style channel grinders were used in the ten pump stations in the region that feed into the main Monterey Regional plant.

  • SCREENMASTER® CS Bar Screen To The Rescue At A Commercial Composting Plant

    A commercial mushroom composting company in Pennsylvania needed help with a problem in their compost production process. The compost, made from hay, straw, horse manure, chicken litter, corn cobs and more, is processed on an eight-acre concrete slab, also called a wharf. The runoff from the rain and water used during the compost process washes off the wharf and into a pit and then travels through a pipe that carries it to the two-million gallon lagoon behind the wharf. From there, the company recycles the water by pumping it back to begin the process again. Unfortunately, the process wasn’t as smooth as they had hoped. Sediment and pieces of the organic material were continuously washing down into the pit and traveling to the lagoons, causing major clogs. This presented a serious issue for the company as it was slowing down their process, causing downtime, and making a mess of their lagoons. That’s when they contacted Franklin Miller for a solution.

  • SPIRALIFT® SL Solves Headworks Problem

    The facility, which handles .55 mgd of wastewater from domestic sources as well as from a Veterans home, was getting deluged with rags and other debris spilling over into various areas of the wastewater treatment process causing frequent maintenance headaches. The debris was constantly clogging up the pumps and had to be removed manually. Of particular concern was the solid waste from the Veterans home, which contained enormous quantities of cooking grease. Once the grease entered the waste stream, it congealed into large blocks that coated and clogged the lines, increasing down time and maintenance headaches.

  • TASKMASTER® Grinder Ends Septage Headache

    The Broward County Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pompano Beach, Florida is a regional facility processing 80 million gallons of wastewater every day. Adjacent to the plant and across the street is a septage receiving area used for pre processing and receiving septage from haulers. Proper treatment of this septage was a problem for the facility.

FLUSHABLES PRODUCTS

  • TASKMASTER® TT

    The TASKMASTER® TT Grinder Receiving Station provides for a streamlined septage receiving operation with a special grinder and control system. By combining a TASKMASTER grinder with a sophisticated control system that monitors and records hauler activity, this system includes all the most important features of larger, more expensive septage receiving systems.

  • SUPER SHREDDER

    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. In fact, because of its high percentage of open area, the SUPER SHREDDER remains practically invisible to flow. The SUPER SHREDDER is simple to install in straight-through pipe systems. It quickly goes to work protecting pumps and enhancing the operation of process equipment. This unique unit has provided remarkably dependable service in installations worldwide.

  • DIMMINUTOR® Grinder

    The DIMMINUTOR® provides automatic screening and grinding of liquid-borne solids with a straight-through open channel design. This unit reduces plastics, wood, vegetable matter, disposables and other oversized items to a fine particulate. The DIMMINUTOR’s unique features, heavy precision construction, dependable operation and simplified maintenance have earned it a solid reputation amongst operators and specifying engineers worldwide.

  • TASKMASTER® 1600 Grinder

    The TASKMASTER® TM1600 powerful twin-shaft grinder plows through a large volume of biosolids, rags, sludge, solid waste, institutional waste, screenings and more. The TASKMASTER TM1600 has proven its heavy-duty capabilities and valuable service in hundreds of installations worldwide. This unit features such construction features are heavy cast framing, oversized 2-3/4" hex shafting for reliability and combination cutter-spacers.  It typically employs a 10 HP motor and drive but can accommodate up to a 20 HP motor and drive for the really tough jobs.

  • TASKMASTER® Titan

    The TASKMASTER® TITAN® is a unique, high-flow channel grinder with a full-cut design that offers optimal protection for pumps, filter presses and other downstream equipment. This unit’s innovative twin-shaft design features cutter cartridges that intermesh with a second cutter stack with a much larger diameter. The TASKMASTER TITAN is ideal for channel applications where high capacity, unsurpassed grinding performance and reliability are paramount. This unit is part of our full line of wastewater grinders.

FLUSHABLES VIDEOS

The plant is designed to treat human waste. But, that’s not all we take in. If it can get flushed down a toilet, or sent into a manhole or flushed down a drain, we get it. Watch the full video to learn more about how the Aqualitec Bar Screen is the first line of defense to protect the pumps.