The Problem of Space Constraints at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Space Saver Plunger Pumps

Space Saver Plunger Pumps

It’s a common problem faced by many wastewater treatment facilities’, how to select a pump to move heavy sludge with enough power and endurance to last through the long haul.  One solution to this problem is a pump with an in-line piping design like the Space-Saver plunger pump.  Many facilities have seen success with this pump especially those replacing a double disc, rotary lobe, or progressive cavity pump.

The Space saver plunger pump does not require a concrete base, which makes replacing any type of sewage pump quick and trouble-free. In most cases, the old pumps are simply replaced and the new Space Saver simply dropped into place.  The Space Saver is available with a 7”, 9” or 11” piston size and can transfer up to 140 GPM (8.8 lps) of municipal or industrial sludge.

In our case study feature, you’ll see a Memphis, Tennessee area sewage treatment plant which recently installed a Space Saver after trying double disc and progressive cavity pumps.  The facility operates this pump for at least eight hours each day and other than general maintenance procedures, the pumps have run perfectly. Click here for more information on the Space Saver sewage pump.

Information Resource About Plunger Pumps

Good news for plunger pumps owners, Wastecorp has launched a website, myplungerpump.com which focuses on the needs of municipal and industrial plunger pump operators. The website includes five sections about plunger pump technology, a positive displacement pump used to transfer sewage and sludge.

Plunger Pump Basics: What You Need to Know
The plunger pump basics section is a helpful resource for new pump operators, consulting engineers, maintenance staff and distributors who are new to the primary treatment side of wastewater treatment.  The section briefly describes how a plunger pump operates, the average life span and more. Continue reading

Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps

Air Operated Diaphragm Pump

Air Operated Diaphragm Pump

For facilities looking to upgrade existing air operated single or double diaphragm pump systems, now could not be a better time to check out Wastecorp’s new air driven pneumatic Mud Sucker 3” Series. We are now into Mud Sucker pump month at Wastecorp and we are pleased to launch several new models and savings promotions for this wildly popular Wastecorp brand pump.

What is An AOD – Air Operated Diaphragm Pump?
An air operated diaphragm pump (AOD) is a type of pump that is either mechanically driven with an air motor or driven exclusively using an air. Usually a compressor or air hose line in the facility provide the power for the pump. These pumps are offered in single diaphragm versions or double diaphragm versions which are called air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODD).

What Are Some Examples of Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps?
The Mud Sucker 3FA-AP features a  self-lubricating reciprocating air cylinder, 6” bore x 3” stroke, and adjustable solenoid. The air motor is mounted and supported vertically over the pump body, with a heavy duty 13” dia. Santoprene® diaphragm, 3” stroke length and patented contoured velocity channel to aid in pumping tough slurries. Download the fact sheet to learn more.

What Can a Mud Sucker AOD Pump Be Used to Pump?
The Mud Sucker air driven, pneumatic pump series is ideal for industrial wastewater pretreatment, lime slurries, ceramic slip glazing applications and much more (see a more detailed application list below).

Mud Sucker Air Driven Pumps Typical Applications:

Automotive plating and refinishing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, paint and ink coatings, pulp and paper, industrial pretreatment, municipal, industrial wastewater treatment. See all typical applications
To discuss your air operated diaphragm pump questions with an enginner email info@wastecorp.com or call 1-888-829-2783

Sewage Handling Lift Stations

Lift Station Manufacturer

Lift Station Manufacturer

Our latest Wastecorp trash pump sewage lift stations have hit the market with two to four unit pump models available. Whether you need to replace your above ground, below ground, pre-engineered or auto-start pump stations there are a number of Trash flow brand trash pump options available to you. For example, all pre-engineered sewage lift stations can accommodate  up to 10″ trash pumps capable of pumping up to 3500 GPM. With four pump lift station you can transfer up to 14,000 GPM. There are also a wide range of control panel options and auto-start back up systems with either gas or DC power so your lift station will operate in the event of a power outage. Visit the new sewage lift station page on wastecorp.com to learn more.

 

Sewer Overflows Becoming an Increasing Problem for Cities

Sewer Overflow Problem in Modern Cities

Sewer Overflow Problem in Modern Cities

When we visit our customers at wastewater treatment plants and ask operators “what are your facility’s most pressing concerns?”, the answers we most frequently hear are ever tightening budget constraints and dealing with aging infrastructure. And this concern echoes not only in the United States, but in many parts of the world.  So this is nothing new right? City budget problems have existed for years. Well, the problem is that aging infrastructure designed to treat sewage may not be equipped for rising urban populations and shrinking green space to protect us from harmful bacteria and other negative health effects.

A New York Times article highlights these concerns. For example, more than 9400 of 25000 American sewage systems have reported violating environmental laws by dumping partially treated human waste, chemicals and other hazardous materials in lakes, rivers and waterways.  “This may contribute to more than 20 million illnesses each year in the U.S. alone from drinking water contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens that spread from untreated waste.”* When sewage systems overflow they may be discharged close to water intake points or public beaches which is of major concern.*

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