The client had a waste water treatment effluent pond that required a clean-up after 20 years of being in operation. The high level of water content in the effluent sludge would have meant an exteremely costly exercise for a thermal treatment process for the sludge.
We separate the task into clearly defined stages:
- Sludge pond cleaning
- Pre-treatment /filtering
- Dewatering of sludge
Geocycle deployed a filter press to dewater the waste, reducing the moisture content to a level acceptable for co-processing.
Further improvement and optimization the dewatering process reduced the water content by more than 40 percent.