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It doesn’t take long for a wastewater professional to realize the obvious: The treatment and disposal of sludge accounts for a substantial percentage of total wastewater treatment plant expenses. In fact, the EPA estimates that sludge management costs represent approximately 50 percent of an operations and maintenance budget for the average wastewater treatment plant.

Landfills won’t accept liquid waste. Virtually everything that gets dumped must be able to pass a paint-filter test, which proves that it is solid waste. With landfill space rapidly shrinking and environmental regulations tightening, costs associated with liquid waste hauling will likely continue to rise for the foreseeable future.

As a result, sludge preparation, storage, and disposal are expensive, time-consuming considerations for many waste treatment plants. That’s why Flo Trend has devised a solution to make liquid waste hauling easier and more affordable.

An on-site dewatering system can solve the problem of hauling waste and sludge off site. That’s where the Sludge Mate™ comes in. The Sludge Mate™ container filter is an industry-leading dewatering box—a portable, affordable, and customizable solution to expensive liquid hauling. The Sludge Mate™ is perfect for aerated waste, organic waste, emulsified waste, and digested waste common to many industrial wastewater processes and municipal wastewater treatment plants. Best of all, it’s fully adaptable to your needs. It allows our customers to dramatically reduce the weight and volume of waste that must be hauled away, and the solid waste that remains will pass a paint-filter test for easy dumping.

By selecting a customized dewatering solution, your plant can consistently address even tough-to-treat waste while minimizing hauling costs and the associated emissions.​ Contact Flo Trend’s team of dewatering experts today to get started on a solution. We offer in-house financing to ensure our equipment is available to all who need it.