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Dewatering Technology Technical Papers

The following are some of our technical papers. Click the link to access the paper.

Sizing Dewatering Equipment

Many specifications omit key parameters when sizing and selecting dewatering equipment for biosolids. This simple method provides an easy solution.

Belt Press and Screw Press vs Centrifuge

Find out the advantages and disadvantages of the competing technologies. Do you want to save greenhouse gasses and polymer flocculant? Do you have a sophisticated workshop available, or is your operation in the country?

Screw Press Technology

See the FKC website for further technical papers on screw presses:

Gravity Drainage Table or Rotary Screen Thickener vs Centrifuge for Sludge Thickening

Another area where a choice of technologies is available. Simple, low cost equipment, generating minimal greenhouse gas requirements, or sophisticated, expensive equipment using large amounts of energy?

Cake Solids Content of Activated Biosolids

Many authorities are confused about what can be achieved when dewatering activated and aerobically digested biosolids.  This paper sets the standard from which equipment can be judged, or properties of the sludge defined.

Testing of Dewatering Properties

New applications or unusual materials, or even variable materials such as clays, need testing to determine their belt press filtration dewatering properties. Our laboratory pilot belt press simulator can provide hard data.

Belt Press Performance- Myth and Reality

Belt press Filters are relatively new technology, and there are many different designs. This paper attempts to explain the difference, and provide an understanding of some of the key parameters.

Belt Presses and Aerosols

Aerosols can be controlled with a well designed and properly maintained belt filtration machine. Maintenance and adjustment are important, and we provide some basic principles.

Belt Press Re-commissioning

Magytec review poor belt press operations and their causes. The main areas are mechanical problems, process problems, adjustments, and last but not least, personnel attitudes and procedures.

Aeration Technology

Magytec provide a high level review the 2 main types of aeration: diffusers and mechanical aeration. Further studies of oxygen transfer are provided.

Powder Polymer Premature Flocculation

Powder polymers can prematurely flocculate reducing overall flocc strength. Magytec review the basics of flocculation and the methods to confirm sufficient flocculation with on-site samples.

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