Application Report #21 (Screw Press)


A surprise can be a wonderful thing — great for a birthday party, terrific in a horror film and generally welcomed by all. Businesses, on the other hand, tend to prefer things to remain constant, measurable, and predictable. That same tenet holds true for water treatment plants which, while used to dealing with daily fluctuations, thrive on sameness and repeatability.

So when a new plant that Davidson Water, Inc. had recently inaugurated started producing levels of solids almost double what it had anticipated, the company worried that all its advance planning was for naught and the dewatering facet of the process was doomed. However, one of the key components in that effort, a new screw press from Schwing Bioset (Somerset, WI), met the challenge, giving plant operators the results — and the peace of mind — they needed.