Food Waste to Energy Pumps: What You Should Know

Our client is currently using progressive cavity pumps in a food waste to energy application. The problem is the seafood shells and other abrasive matter are destroying the rotors and costing the facility a fortune in repair costs. They are fed up and want another alternative. You were referred to us by another client who has used your plunger pumps with success for this application and suggested I call you. Continue reading

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My Summer With Lobe Pumps : A Series

The first visit to a wastewater treatment plant with lobe pumps was a shocker. $550,000 in replacement parts costs spent over the course of just 3-4 years. My response to the plant operator was, “you haven’t spent $550,000 in plunger pump parts over 30 years” so why is the consulting engineer specifying those types of pumps!” Continue reading

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Choices for Agricultural Wastewater Pumps

With agricultural wastewater pumping needs, both government and industry have the challenge of finding pumping equipment that can handle chemical based wastewater like insecticides and PH balancing solutions plus wastewater manure, hair and other solids. Continue reading

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Water Transport Systems for Cattle and Horse Ranches

Lately, Wastecorp has been receiving an influx of concerned phone calls from ranchers and farmers looking for portable water transportation systems to manage rainfall shortages across wide areas of farmland and grazing fields. In some areas of the Western United States and parts of Western Canada, drought like conditions is affecting everything from fruit and vegetable production to livestock numbers Continue reading

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Pumping Wastewater in Nassau County

Pumping wastewater in Nassau County NY poses unique challenges. First the county borders Long Island Sound to the North and the Atlantic ocean to the south which can bring variations in both weather and the types of wastewater that need to be pumped. Nassau County is home to over 1.3 million residents with a mix of suburban residents and vacation properties. Continue reading

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Connecticut Pump Options

Wastecorp has proudly served Connecticut’s municipal and industrial pumping needs over over 20 years. From Darien, Derby, Hartford, Mystric and beyond our plunger pumps, diaphragm pumps trash pumps and now disc pumps work hard for the millions who indirectly depend on reliable pumping equipment to keep sewage in its place and water flowing. Continue reading

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Pumps in Upstate New York

It’s not often that we get to exhibit our wastewater pumps and systems so close to home. But during the week of April 14th Wastecorp will be exhibiting our new disc pumps, Mud Sucker Diaphragm pumps and Trash Flow Trash Pumps at the New York Rural Water Association annual technical conference at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.
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Compare Double Disc Pumps With Single Disc Pumps

Since we launched the Sludge Pro Disc Pump product line, there have been several questions as to whether or not a single disc or double disc pump is more appropriate for a specific wastewater treatment application.

To be clear, there is not always a need for a double disc pump, a single disc pump will fit the pump specification properly. One of the reasons why consulting engineers and contractors have put the double disc pump specification in place is because there has been few other alternatives. Continue reading

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Pumping Stringy Material at Wastewater Plants

Any wastewater treatment plant operator will typically tell you that one of the biggest hassles they face daily is pumping stringy material from a variety of sources. The problem here is that the material tends to get stuck in the impellers of trash pumps and wreak havoc on lobe pumps. Phil H. from Clyde, Texas tells us about his quest to find a better solution Continue reading

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How a Double Disc Pump Works

We have all seen the outside of a double disc pump but rarely do we see what makes the pump actually work. Just to review, a double disc pump is a positive displacement pump that uses a trunnion (elastomer), a disc and a connecting rod to force sewage from the suction side to the discharge side of the pump by creating a vacuum inside the pump body. The valve chambers with the black check valves you see in the photo help to manage higher than normal concentrations of grit and solids in municipal wastewater. Continue reading

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