Sludge Buster

Our talented engineers are continually developing innovative technical solutions to our customers’ problems.

Our new sludge buster is just one example of this. In order to minimise the waste from the cleaning of storage tanks containing large quantities of rag, we developed and built a screening system which reduces the volume of waste requiring disposal. With a design throughput of 32m3/hour it can reduce the weight of the rag requiring disposal by some 40%. Like all great ideas, it works simply and effectively. The screen receives the rag and sewage into a hopper from where it is washed to remove the organic matter. The washed rag is then fed into compactors to remove the water content, from where it is fed, as a dry material, into skips for disposal. The benefits to our customers are considerable. If you’re cleaning a typical tank containing around 500m3 of wet rag and organic matter, our sludge buster will reduce the waste by around 200 tonnes. That means a saving in disposal and taxes of approximately £20,000 and a real boost to the environment too.

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