Orange County Waste Acceptance Facility Looks for Pump Solutions

Orange County Sewage Pumps

Orange County Sewage Pumps

Orange county is home to dozens of resorts, hotels and theme parks which generate tens of millions of gallons of wastewater that needs to be treated every year. When an Orlando, Florida renewable energy company earned a multiyear contract to accept waste from local resorts and theme parks, they needed severe duty pumps to transfer thick slurries and solids.

The details of the project called on the requirement of pumps to transfer ground up seafood shells, grease trap waste, utensils, animal renderings, wastewater and more. In this application, the waste is unloaded from a tanker into a waste pit. The waste is then transferred to a conveyor system which then separates most of the foreign objects like utensils, large solids, plastic bags and more. The remaining waste is sent through the Sludge Master plunger pump and then to the digesters of the wastewater treatment plant. With millions of people visiting Orlando resorts and theme parks every year, this amounts to a lot of waste, as tanker trucks deliver new loads of slurry like liquid waste around the clock. Continue reading

How to Pump Manure Pit Slurry

Topic Manure Pumps

Topic Manure Pumps

One of the questions we most frequently here from farmers and ranchers is how to pump cow, sheep, hog or horse manure from one area of their farm to another using the right pumping equipment.  Most of the time, manure based slurries contain solids content ranging from 5% -15% solids. If your application is on the lower end of this range,  Mud Sucker FA Series are commonly used on farms to transfer slurry based or wet liquids to dry manure piles that absorb moisture. These two inch or three inch pumps can pump from 25-80 US GPM and can discharge from 300-500 feet on level land; we can help you determine the suction and discharge loss when pumping on inclines

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Connecticut Pump Options

Pumps in CT

Pumps in CT

Wastecorp has proudly served Connecticut’s municipal and industrial pumping needs for 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.

In April 2018, Wastecorp will be exhibiting at the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association annual trade show at the New Life Church in Wallingford, CT. We encourage all local wastewater treatment plant operators and consulting engineers to explore the new innovations in disc pumps, diaphragm pumps, trash pumps and plunger pumps during the event. The annual show attracts public officials from Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex and New London every year. This year promises to be the most exciting yet. Contact Wastecorp for free admission tickets at info@wastecorp.com or 1-888-829-2783.

Fueling Vehicles With Waste Vegetable Oil

Can more buses convert to biofuels?

Can more buses convert to biofuels?

Oil prices are on the rise again leading businesses and consumers to search for economical and environmentally friendly alternatives to fueling vehicles, homes and businesses. More and more of our customers are looking for pump package solutions to feed waste vegetable oil from grease traps and holding tanks to power vehicles and homes. Pumps help to filter waste vegetable oil such as restaurant waste trap grease so that these fluids can be used as fuel.

One of our customers is a school bus operator in Lee County, Florida and is experimenting with fueling a portion of their school bus fleet with waste vegetable oil.  The challenge is how to create a pumping system with limited space and budget constraints.  Our pump design engineers are in the final stages of creating a rear bumper mounted system using our Mud-Sucker FA Series pumps to assist in pumping purified waste vegetable oil to a holding tank located beneath the bus. Using an in-line piping design, we have reduced the amount of space needed while preserving the pumping power of the Mud Sucker brand pumps. This test project is one more step forward for Lee County’s environmental initiatives and a testimony to the Mud-Sucker’s versatility. Continue reading