After the successful commissioning and performance testing of the HUBER Q-PRESS at their Pemberton WWTP, Water Corporation have awarded Hydroflux another Q-PRESS for their Albany-Timewell WWTP.
The current Albany-Timewell WWTP upgrade includes the installation a new sludge handling facility which includes a new HUBER S-DISC Thickener and Q-PRESS Rotary Sludge Press.
“The performance testing at the Pemberton WWTP demonstrated the Q-PRESS’s ability to achieve a high cake solids of 18% dry solids for waste activated sludge. This is significantly higher than the 13 – 14% being achieved by the existing belt presses and results in significant reductions in sludge cartage costs.
Q-PRESS delivers similar performance to centrifuges, but with only 10% of power demand. Operators love the fact that the internal screw rotates at a maximum speed of 1RPM! Maintenance of these units is so simple.
Similarly in Qld, recent performance testing of 2 x Q-PRESS units demonstrated an 18 – 19% dry solid for waste activated sludge. So the trend of switching to Q-PRESS in Europe and the US is now happening here in Australia” says John Koumoukelis, Director of Hydroflux Pty Ltd
Q-PRESS is an inclined rotary screw press that has been specifically design to dewater sludge. It provides a high volume reduction which results in lower sludge disposal costs. The unit is fully fabricated from stainless steel and is fully enclosed.
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, is the exclusive Australian representative for HUBER Technology, AEROSTRIP, CNP Technologies, Aeromix, Flootech MBBR and Organica Water and incorporates EPCO Australia.
Hydroflux Huber Pty Ltd is a member of the Hydroflux Group.
15 March 2017
Hydroflux Huber Pty Ltd
Level 26, 44 Market St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
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