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Pima County, AZ, Tres Rios WRF Biosolids System Upgrades - Part Three: Mobile Dewatering Equipment Rentals

 

Written by Josh DiValentino

 

Background: The district of Pima County, AZ, operates a total of eight wastewater treatment plants. The Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is the centralized biosolids processing facility for all Pima County plants. Tres Rios WRF currently operates 24/7/365 at a 30 MGD capacity, with a projected flow of 50 MGD in 2030. The facility process is; BNR, Anaerobic Digestion, Dewatering, Pumping, Truck Loading, and Land Application of biosolids (cotton is a common use). For nearly 20 years, Schwing Bioset, Inc. has provided solids handling solutions at Tres Rios with projects ranging from biosolids cake pumping and cake storage bins, to most recently, nutrient recovery and temporary Screw Press dewatering equipment.

 

Mobile Dewatering Units: During the Summer of 2020, Tres Rios WRF needed to take down their entire centrifuge dewatering facility for contractors to install the second new Schwing Bioset Cake Pump. The pumping system details are explained in Pima County, AZ, Tres Rios WWTP Biosolids System Upgrades - Part One: Cake Pumping. Operations had to find a reliable solution to divert flow from the entire 30 MGD facility. Schwing Bioset again had an opportunity to help, providing our massive FSP1103 and FSP703 Screw Press dewatering trailers for temporary dewatering.

 

Pima County Tres Rios Dewatering Screw Press Rental


Thickened sludge was fed from the Anerobic Digester to both presses. Once the sludge feed was connected via cam-lock hoses, power connected to the trailer, and the drain lines hooked up, the Screw Presses were ready to run. Technicians dialed in the polymer dose, screw press floc tank pressure, screw rotation speed, and discharge cone pressure to optimize performance. The Tres Rios operations team could then to divert sludge flow to the temporary dewatering trailers, and each system is capable of the following throughput:  

 

FSP1103 Trailer: Anaerobic Sludge

3208 dry lbs. / hour (1455 dry kg / hour) up to 214 gallons /minute (810 liters / minute) at 3% solids


FSP703 Trailer: Anaerobic Sludge

1365 dry lbs. / hour (620 dry kg / hour) up to 90 gallons /minute (340 liters / minute) at 3% solids

 

The FSP Screw Presses provided reliable dewatering for the entire Tres Rios facility for a few weeks while the new cake pump was installed. The presses were able to produce cake and filtrate quality performance near the plants existing centrifuges, producing an average of 17% cake solids while running near design capacity. The FSP screw press dewatering systems offered this level of high-performance dewatering and are a simple, easy to maintain, low energy consuming package, even at high flow rates from big plants.

 

Pima County Tres Rios Dewatering Screw Press Rental  

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Read the previous Pima County Project stories and stay tuned for Part Four on Struvite Management:

Part One: Cake Pumping

Part Two: Live Bottom Bins

Part Four: NuReSys Struvite Management Project

 

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Tags: Biosolids, Dewatering, Mobile Screw Press, Water Reclamation Facility

Schwing Bioset Trailer Mounted FSP 1103 Screw Presses Now Available for Contract Operations

 

Written by Kelly Kramer

 

Schwing Bioset is pleased to announce that we can now help solve your dewatering challenges with our fully automated trailer mounted FSP 1103 screw press dewatering systems. Available for onsite demonstrations and/or contract operations, the 1103 screw press is one of our largest models and is engineered for durability, reliability, ease of operation, and low power consumption, making the units an efficient method to dewater.

As with all of our screw presses, our mobile units are designed for quick set up, ease of use, and high-performance for dewatering all types of wastewater. 

One of the screw press features our customers are most excited about is the self-cleaning wash cycles. With low wash water requirements and automation, dewatering operations do not need to be suspended during cleaning and a cleaning cycle typically lasts less than five minutes.

Once dewatered, the solids can be treated, loaded, hauled away, and/or beneficially reused, depending upon the method of the end user.

For more information on our mobile screw press units, please contact our Regional Manager nearest to your plant. The screw press and Schwing Bioset’s full product offering can be viewed here.

 

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Tags: Wastewater Treatment, Screw Press, Dewatering, Mobile Screw Press