Dewatering is the solution that helps operate a sewage treatment system. Dewatering pumps can be bought or rented for municipalities, construction projects, and industrial applications.
Flooding of the sewers often requires dewatering pumps. Besides being used for leak detection, they can also be used to clear clogged pipes. Dewatering ensures that the sewage and wastewater do not contaminate freshwater sources. Failure to dewater sewage can cause residents to get sick, and freshwater can be infected with bacteria and other materials.
Most industrial wastewater comes from power plants that burn fossil fuel, especially coal-fuelled plants. The wastewater discharged by these plants contains significant levels of metals such as cadmium, lead, chromium, and mercury as well as selenium, arsenic, and nitrogen compounds.
Water-treatment processes, whether municipal or private, include dewatering to reduce the amount of sludge. Sludge is produced when wastewater is treated before being released back into nature. Wastewater treatment liquid sludge contributes significantly to disposal costs. The more efficient your dewatering process is, the more you can reuse water while reducing your plant’s maintenance and operating costs.