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Revolutionary New Wastewater Solution Now Available to Australian Municipal Wastewater Plants

Councils and water authorities in Australia now have access to a revolutionary wastewater solution that was developed as part of a major research project.

HUBER S-Disc Thickener Sludge STP Hydroflux

The HUBER Liquid Drum was developed thanks to a research project into alternative technologies that contribute towards improved energy utilisation.

This new application, now part of Hydroflux HUBERS’s range of drum-screen technology offerings to Australian councils and water authorities, can be used to entirely replace primary sedimentation tanks!

John Koumoukelis, a Director of Hydroflux HUBER which is a member of the Hydroflux Group of companies, explains:

“In most sewage treatment plants there is a step called primary sedimentation, a common process step downstream of the inlet works. It removes fine particles and floatables prior to biological treatment by the use of long rectangular tanks – ranging in length from 30 metres to 100 metres – to settle and remove solids. The resultant primary sludge is rich in volatiles and when anaerobically digested, results in high levels of bio-gas that can lead to green energy

“The HUBER Liquid Drum, an in-channel ultra-fine screen that is used as an alternative to longitudinal and circular primary clarifiers in a sewage treatment plant, requires 80% less space than a traditional clarifier.

“This results in a significant reduction in capital expenditure for water authorities that are considering energy neutrality via anaerobic digestion. Alternatively it can free up existing tanks that can be reconfigured into aeration basins or for wet weather storage,” he adds.

John says there are several benefits to using the HUBER Liquid Drum:

     • it can equal or better the performance of a primary sedimentation tank – but with only 20% of the footprint
     • because of its small footprint, it can free up existing land for alternative use
     • it will provide major savings on capital expenditure because it significantly reduces construction costs, earthworks and structural works
     • it achieves a rate of suspended solid removal similar to that of a traditional clarifier or sedimentation tank
     • it is a low-energy solution so it can deliver energy savings

The Liquid technology is an extension of the ROTAMAT Screening Process, which is proven in over 4,000 reference sites. It is also an extension of Hydroflux Huber’s existing range of fine screens for which they have manufactured more than 12,000.

“Most importantly, this Liquid technology will help Hydroflux Huber better meet our goal which is to provide our clients with high-performing, energy-efficient equipment and technology for maximising lifecycle value and reducing their operational costs,” says John Koumoukelis

To discover more information on the HUBER Liquid Drum Click Here

About John Koumoukelis
John’s water industry career spans over 20 years. His goals are to provide energy-efficient and high-performance process equipment and treatment solutions to a variety of clients within the wastewater industry, to allow them to meet their sustainability targets.

His experience includes the introduction of key technologies into the Australian market place such as step screens, centre flow band screens, advanced grit washing and screenings washing, sludge screening and digester pre-treatment.

He also has extensive process design and sizing knowledge with inlet works, biological process and sludge management systems as well as water reuse using hybrid MBR-RO for industrial applications.

For over 18 years John has had a close association with HUBER Technology AG of Germany.

To connect with John Koumoukelis please call +61 2 9089 8833 or via LinkedIn

About the Hydroflux Group
The Hydroflux Group comprises seven companies based in Australia and the UK, providing design and build, equipment, processes and operational services in water and wastewater treatment. Hydroflux Huber specialises in municipal wastewater and sludge treatment and is the exclusive Australian representative for HUBER Technology, AEROSTRIP, CNP Technologies, Aeromix, Flootech MBBR and Organica Water. Hydroflux Huber Pty Ltd is a member of the Hydroflux Group.
5 May 2016

Hydroflux Huber Pty Ltd
Level 26, 44 Market St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
P +61 2 9089 8833 F +61 2 9089 8830
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