Sludge dewatering

Minimising water in your wastewater sludge has a huge impact on sludge disposal costs.

Most wastewater treatment processes have a waste sludge component. Aerofloat can advise the most cost-effective solution for the treatment and disposal method of this waste.

Aerofloat has extensive experience in designing fit-for-purpose sludge dewatering solutions: including proprietary and simple sludge tank dewatering lines, to the installation of large filter presses or other mechanical dewatering equipment.

Aerofloat can provide various pieces of sludge dewatering equipment and has the expertise to effectively integrate these products into the overall wastewater treatment plant design.

Whether it is part of a new treatment plant or a stand-alone addition to an existing facility, contact Aerofloat today to discuss your options with sludge dewatering.

Expert knowledge of sludge dewatering

Aerofloat engineers have in-depth knowledge to recommend the best sludge dewatering products for the job.

Benefits of sludge dewatering

Sludge dewatering can significantly reduce the cost of sludge disposal.

Customised sludge dewatering

Aerofloat’s engineers are always challenging designs to minimise sludge disposal costs. It has several proprietary designs that are often built into the overall treatment plant to minimise sludge disposal costs.

Relevant products

When designing a wastewater treatment plant, Aerofloat engineers utilise a range of different proprietary and off-the-shelf products to deliver the best wastewater treatment solution.

Filter press

The filter press can be used to dewater solids coming from numerous processes, by utilising a plate and frame system combined with high pressure rams. Typically, a very high solids content (up to ~50%) can be achieved with a filter press. The filter press is often used in wastewater that has been chemically treated, however it can also be used for sewage and biological waste.

Screw press

The screw press is typically used for the treatment of sludge produced from sewage and industrial wastewater plants. A key feature of the screw press is that it is relatively compact in nature, when compared with a belt press.

Serviceable markets

After care

Aerofloat can help you maintain optimal performance of your wastewater treatment system long after installation.
Ensure a cost-effective and hassle-free chemical supply.

Minimise downtime with regular servicing and maintenance.

Easy access to the right parts to keep your treatment system running.

Utilise existing infrastructure with a WWT system upgrade.

Sludge dewatering case studies

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Visy Truganina Case Study

After successfully installing a sophisticated wastewater treatment plant for its challenging inky wastewater in New Zealand, Visy asked Aerofloat to manage its new Australian facility.

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Food and beverage wastewater

Picasso Foods Australia Case Study

Picasso Foods Australia required an upgrade to its existing wastewater treatment system to ensure industry compliance. Thoughtful design by Aerofloat ensured a small physical footprint for the new wastewater system at the site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sludge dewatering is crucial in wastewater treatment, as it significantly reduces sludge volume, leading to lower disposal and transportation costs. This transformation of sludge from liquid to a semi-solid state facilitates easier handling and is more cost-effective. Aerofloat’s dewatering solutions comply with environmental regulations and enhance sustainable wastewater management, making it an integral process in modern treatment systems. Additionally, dewatering minimises environmental impacts, such as pollution and excessive land use for disposal, making it a vital component for eco-friendly waste management.

Yes, sludge dewatering is environmentally friendly. It reduces waste volume, which in turn decreases the environmental impact associated with transportation and disposal. Aerofloat employs technologies, like filter presses, to maximise water extraction from sludge, thus reducing landfill requirements and carbon footprint. Moreover, the reclaimed water from the dewatering process supports sustainable water management practices by enabling its reuse in various applications, aligning with the goals of reducing fresh water demand and promoting environmental sustainability

Sludge dewatering is a cost-effective solution for municipalities and industries. By reducing the volume of sludge, it directly lowers the costs associated with its disposal and transportation. Aerofloat’s dewatering products are designed to maximise these cost benefits, ensuring an efficient process and financial savings. The long-term financial advantages include reduced frequency of waste removal and the possibility of recycling the reclaimed water, which further lowers operational costs.

How can we help?

Whatever your wastewater challenge, we can develop a solution for you. Start by getting in touch with one of our experts.