Industrial waste is one of the largest contributors to the contamination of water bodies. In Australia, regulatory authorities require industries to process their waste before disposal. This reduces pollution and keeps people safe from direct exposure to hazardous substances.
There are several ways to prevent industrial waste from getting into the environment. These include using industrial filtration, centrifugation and sludge dewatering systems.
This article features the Interfil Vacuumatic Dewatering System. It is one of the most effective factory-based wastewater treatment systems available. If you are interested in learning more about interfil’s sludge dewatering solutions, then keep reading.
What is Sludge Dewatering
Sludge is a semi-solid substance or slurry that is produced as a byproduct in various chemical or biological processes. Sludge dewatering is the process of separating solid and liquid components of the sludge. This separation simplifies the costs and procedures of disposing of either substance.
Sludge dewatering is not a purification process. Both the solid and liquid components may still need other treatment processes before they can be disposed of safely.
In many cases, the solid waste extracted from the sludge can be disposed in landfills or incinerated. The water extracted from the mixture can be treated and safely released into the environment. It can also be recycled for various industrial purposes, saving the company a lot of money.
The Interfil Sludge Dewatering Vacuum Filter RF6/300
Interfil began developing sludge dewatering systems in the 1980s with a gravity-driven system. It was known as the Interfil RF6/300 Gravity Deck Filter Low Flow.
Interfil’s rapid innovative advances enabled the company to improve the system by integrating a powerful vacuum producer in its design. The result was the Interfil Sludge Dewatering Vacuum Filter RF6/300 High Flow. Both systems are famous for their high efficiency and minimal operational requirements. Below are some of the features that make Interfil’s vacuumatic dewatering system so popular.
Total Automated Operation
Interfil is famous for designing highly automated machines that reduce reliance on physical operators. In this system, the waste sludge is fed into the dewatering system through pumps or gravity. It is then ferried through the system on a continuous conveyor belt.
Meanwhile, the vacuum producer draws air from beneath the conveyor belt to dry the sludge and form the solid residue or cake. While this is happening, the liquid components pass through a disposable membrane for collection. This level of automation supports the continuous uninterrupted operation of the system with little or no direct human input.
Highly Efficient Operation
The interfil vacuumatic dewatering system is very effective at drying out sludge. Using its powerful vacuum producer, the system turns the solid sludge components into a completely dry cake. This dry cake is lightweight and easy to transport in trucks for disposal.
This efficiency also cuts down the time it takes to process and recycle wastewater. It allows an organization to save time, money and energy in the treatment of wastewater. By recycling wastewater for internal use, the industries can cut down utility bills significantly.
As an Australian made machine, the interfil dewatering system offers local industries several advantages. For example, it is easy to find spare parts and qualified technicians to maintain the dewatering system. Using locally made materials and expertise allows it to be very competitively priced.
The dewatering system also has a robust compact design that allows it to fit into some of the smallest factories in the country. As such, the system is one of the most cost-effective sludge dewatering system available.