Purchasing dewatering equipment is a low-cost way to manage wastewater that contains solids and organic and inorganic chemicals and materials. This type of wastewater is produced in virtually all types of manufacturing and processing companies, as well as in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.
The benefit of using a dewatering process is reducing the amount of money spent on disposing of the effluent water. Without the use of dewatering equipment, all of the liquid wastewater has to be captured, store, and then disposed of off in designated facilities, resulting in a premium cost for the processing of the wastewater.
Choosing the Size
With the use of dewatering equipment, the wastewater is processed passively in a tank, and then the safe water is disposed of in the sewer system or in surface runoff systems in designated areas. The solids remain in the tank, and the tank is hauled to a disposal site when it is full. This reduces the cost of this process for the business, which results in lower operating overhead.
The size of the dewatering equipment has to be matched to the facility’s production of wastewater. Tanks are typically sold as either 15 or 30 cubic yard units, which is the amount of solid waste they can hold. Larger tanks are ideal for higher volumes of wastewater processing.
In addition to size, consider the quality construction of the tank. This includes the use of top grade carbon steel, the choice of waterproof gaskets on the tank to prevent leaking as well as the use of multiple drain ports that are easy to access to allow for maximum removal of the processed water.
All seams should be welded, and surfaces should be finished to prevent rusting and corrosion. The filter media should meet the specific standards for the type of filtering required for the system and should have a stated warranty, typically for 5 years.
Taking the time to compare the standards used in the manufacturing of dewatering equipment is an important step. Review feedback on the manufacture and be sure to choose a system with proven performance.