Most processing, manufacturing, and packaging companies will have the need for dewatering services. This is a simple way to reduce the cost of management of wastewater combined with solids and particles which exceeds the limitations of what can be disposed of through sewer systems.
On-site dewatering equipment is a cost-effective option for most businesses to consider. First, by removing the water on-site, the cost of hauling off the solid waste is much less than the heavier liquid containing waste.
Additionally, with the use of on-site dewatering equipment, the business may be able to sell the solids collected as composting materials. This is ideal for POTW (publicly owned treatment works) composting as well as for industrial and agricultural use. By processing the waste from other surrounding businesses, a company can charge for the service and also increase the sale of compost material, leading to a win-win situation.
As with any equipment on-site, a business will need to consider several factors. Taking the time to compare the equipment and services offered by various companies will allow the business to choose the most effective for their operational requirements.
Based on the size of the dewatering equipment and the volume of water which will be released in the process, choosing the location for the unit will be important. Location of the system is typically close to both the facility as well as to the sewer access, but this can also be customized to meet your needs.
There will be a pump associated with these systems. Most are gasoline engines and are very quiet to operate, but it is always wise to verify with the company before placing the order.
Look for roll-off units which are designed with operator safety in mind. Generally, these should be very low maintenance systems, but it will be necessary to monitor the level of solids in the tank and to monitor the process.
Working platforms should be supplied for the units, providing safe, sturdy and reliable access to the top of the system.