SOLUTIONS FOR ANY PROJECT
For more than 30 years, Flo Trend has built a rock-solid reputation for providing the industry’s fastest and most reliable solutions for a wide variety of dewatering applications across many industries. No matter your dewatering challenge, our team of dewatering experts will recommend or engineer a simple, timely solution that can save your organization time and money, whether means customizing dewatering equipment for your dewatering project, completing the project for you, refurbishing your current dewatering equipment, or renting/leasing equipment to you. You can always count on Flo Trend to deliver a dewatering solution that fits your unique project needs and budget.
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Featured Dewatering Equipment
Flo Trend prides ourselves on the industry-leading lifespan and reliability of our rugged, steel dewatering equipment. Here are some of our most versatile examples of custom-fabricated dewatering equipment:
Many dewatering jobs require the addition of dewatering polymer in order to separate solids quickly and efficiently. Flo Trend can supply dewatering polymer to suit any job. Send us a small sample of your sludge and we will match it to a polymer formula that ensures fast flocculation every time.
DEWATERING FILTER MEDIA
The secret to the success of Flo Trend’s industry-leading dewatering boxes is the reusable dewatering filter media within. Our container filter media products are reliable, durable, and affordable, requiring little to no maintenance. To acquire the right filter media for your job, contact the experts at Flo Trend today for a free consultation.
WASTE STREAMS WE TREAT
Flo Trend offers highly versatile and customizable dewatering solutions and equipment to suit any waste stream. Click below to learn more about the kinds of sludge on which our dewatering solutions are most effective.
Container Filters are an economic solution for the everyday needs of wastewater treatment plants. Municipal dewatering can benefit from the use of dewatering containers in place of drying beds, which are weather dependent and require significant amounts of labor and bed media such as sand. Dewatering Container Filters such as Sludge Mates can also help municipalities waste from their digester without having to worry about the constraints or cost of liquid hauling their waste. The 70% savings of dry hauling as opposed to liquid hauling is a common reason many municipal dewatering processes involve a Sludge Mate Dewatering Container Filter.
Biosolid waste can be easily flocculated using a Poly Mate Polymer Injection System to mix and inject polymer into sludges and slurries as they enter a Sludge Mate Container Filter. The free and clear water will then run out of the drains at the bottom with a reduced biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand (BOD and COD), ready to return to circulation at the headworks of the plant for treatment. When the effluent is then allowed to set in the dewatering equipment for 36-48 hours you are left with a solids cake that will easily meet or exceed the paint filter test required for dry hauling to the landfill or land applying.
Alum, Ferric, and Lime are all common coagulants used to treat the ph level as well as the lipid or colloidal nature of various consistencies of surface wastewater. All of the resulting sludges and slurries can be matched and blended with a polymer for dewatering in a Sludge Mate Dewatering Container Filter.
GREASE TRAP WASTE
Grease Trap Waste is typically lipid heavy and must be treated in a holding tank– in many cases a frac tank– using lime to raise the ph to a level where polymer will be able to bind to it. An alternative is to mix (dilute) it with biosolid sludge. After this has occurred, and the appropriate polymer has been matched to it, the sludge can be pumped through a Poly Mate or Lime Mate Polymer Injection Unit and into a Sludge Mate Container Filter for dewatering.
LIFT STATION WASTE
Lift Station Waste can often be troublesome for the headworks of municipal wastewater plants as the wastewater is often full of inorganic grit and debris. Large clog causing debris such as sticks, stones, rocks, prophylactic rubber, “flushable” wipes, and rags can easily be handled with the Debris Mate–the world’s first dewatering container filter with a built-in bar screen. Whenever a vacuum truck is used The Large Debris Strainer can also be used. It simply filters large debris inside of its enclosed container through its retractable bar screen, allowing the remaining wastewater to flow out the other side. Additionally, a Roll-Off Container Filter is an excellent solution.
STORM DRAIN WASTE
Storm Drain Waste can wreak havoc inside of a municipal wastewater plant. The simplest and most direct solution is to dewater the grit and debris before it enters the plant. The Debris Mate is a dewatering container filter that solves the “flushable” wipes problem, as well as problems with rags, rocks, sticks, stones and generally any other kind of debris using a patented, built-in bar screen. A Roll-Off Container Filter is a tried and true solution to grit, sand, and other clog causing particulate. On a smaller scale, the Large Debris Strainer can be used with each vacuum truck that needs to enter a facility. By pumping the effluent through the Large Debris Strainer, the inorganics such as rags and wipes are strained through its retractable bar screen, while the rest of the effluent passes through the chamber.
The Sludge Mate Dewatering Container Filter has been used in many wastewater lagoons, wastewater ponds, and catch basins. They can be used to dewater effluent before it enters the wastewater pond or lagoon to reduce the biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), or simply the volume of the wastewater pond. If used with a submersible pump, a Sludge Mate can also be used in dredging operations for wastewater ponds. This has proven particularly handy when repairs are needed to the clay or concrete foundation to maintain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wastewater Permit and Regulations.
SEPTIC & PORTABLE TOILET WASTEWATER
When using vacuum trucks to haul septic wastewater it can quickly become necessary to remove any sort of potential clogs or jams (inorganics/debris) from the effluent before entering it into any kind of facility. The Large Debris Strainer is excellent for removing just these sorts of flushable wipes, rags, rocks, sticks, or stones. It simply connects to the hose coming out of the truck, and filters the effluent through a retractable bar screen contained within its chamber. The Debris Mate is the only dewatering container filter with a built-in bar screen. This makes it the perfect solution to a large volume of effluent containing inorganic materials (flushable wipes, sticks, rocks, etc.). The Self Dumping Hopper can also deal with inorganic materials, grit, and large debris on a much smaller scale.
The treatment requirements for leachate from landfills depends on the contaminates and discharge requirements. Sanitary Landfill leachate is generally characterized by high total dissolved solids (TDS), heavy metals, high biological oxygen demand (BOD), and/or chemical oxygen demand (COD)– some very refractive– high ammonia, and color. Discharge is often carried out via discharge to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) where it is mixed/diluted with wastewater. When diluted with biosolids this wastewater is a prime candidate for dewatering container filters. When undiluted, leachate can be treated through a water treatment system such as the Water Processing Unit– which replaces traditional reverse osmosis membranes with the more effective and durable ionic filtrate.
AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AREAS
Automotive maintenance areas and construction areas often require permitting for their wastewater due to the oil present in the wastewater. In the cases of automotive maintenance, an Oil Water Separator is required to remove the oil from water using coalescing media to agitate the water and weirs to skim the water off of the top. Flo Trend Systems’ Oil Water Separator is an above ground unit that can therefore be easily cleaned and maintained.
QUARRY & MINING WASTEWATER
Roll-Off Container Filters and Self Dumping Hoppers have the convenience necessary in many mine and quarry situations. They do not require the manpower and time it takes to reuse a geotube or dig an excavated barrier. At the same time, they can be simply moved around by forklift.
In the case of construction maintenance wastewater is commonly the result of wash pits or hydro-pads which are used to collect the water used to clean off heavy equipment. This water, depending on its content can be sent through dewatering container filters, an oil water separator, or can be reclaimed and re-used using a Water Processing Unit.
PRECIOUS RESOURCE RECLAMATION AND RECYCLING
Dewatering container filters such as Self Dumping Hoppers and Front, Rear, or Side Loading Container Filters are often used in existing industrial processes to reclaim valuable or precious resources from a stream to be reused in the process. The popularity of these smaller container filters is largely due to the ability to their small footprint, the ability to fit them into the tight quarters of an existing process/facility, and the fact that they can be moved by forklift.
LIQUID WASTE HAULERS
A Sludge Mate Dewatering Container Filter is a great part of any liquid hauler’s business model. By dewatering the liquid waste being hauled, both the volume and frequency of trips to dispose of the sludge are greatly reduced. This in turn increases the amount that can be hauled with a set number of vacuum trucks.
The Sludge Mate Dewatering Container Filter and Poly Mate Polymer Injection Unit are both excellent components for the wastewater management of dairy wastewater, chicken rendering, fish and squid waste processing, and slaughterhouse wastewater.
Poultry, livestock, and grain runoff in agricultural settings each provide their own unique challenges, but can be dewatered using a Poly Mate Polymer Injection Unit and a Sludge Mate Container Filter.
Once matched with the proper polymer and/or other coagulants, the wastewater from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) can be stored and gradually dewatered for land application in compliance with federal regulations such as National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, or those set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.