It’s secret why liquid hauling is being phased out by many—it’s a costly process. However, there’s still hope for haulers. Flo Trend can save businesses and municipalities 60–70 percent off the cost of liquid hauling using the Sludge Mate, a solution that pays for itself within nine months of work.

The Sludge Mate, a dewatering container filter, is perfect for aerated waste, organic waste, emulsified waste, and digested waste common to many industrial wastewater processes and municipal wastewater treatment plants. It’s a portable, affordable solution to expensive liquid hauling. Here’s how it works:

  1. Liquid sludge mixes and bonds with dewatering polymer.
  2. Solids flocculate and settle, clear water drains and recirculates for treatment.
  3. Solid waste gets consolidated and hauled off to landfill for further processing.
  4. You save money by hauling and dumping solid waste only—not wastewater.

Flo Trend’s engineers created the dewatering Sludge Made with every problem in mind. The container lowers biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) for treatment of wastewater that is returning to the plant. It offers a low-labor alternative to drying beds. Permanent filter media saves on the cost of disposable liners and only requires spraying with a high powered hose nozzle. Only 32–48 hours of dewatering will easily meet or exceed the paint filter or coffee filter test used at landfills.

Additional features include a center panel allowing for faster dewatering and a solid, steel floor that allows sludge cake to slide out for hassle-free dumping. The system uses dewatering polymer to flocculate sludge and gravity-fed drainage of free water out of the ports at the bottom, and it can be used with lime, alum, ferric sludge, and slurry.

Is your current system missing these valuable solutions? Call Flo Trend today at 713-699-0152 to learn more about reducing costs on liquid hauling or improving your current dewatering container system.