Brewery Wastewater

Beer, or some form of it, can be traced back as far back as 5,000 years. From the beer of Medieval Europe during the Middle Ages, to the craft beer we know and love today, that’s a lot of beer consumption. Most people enjoy a good brew—it’s the third most consumed drink in the world—but many don’t realize that there’s

Settling vs. Filtration

When it comes to slurry and wastewater, there is no one size fits all treatment plan. The composition of slurry differs from industry to industry, whether it’s petroleum, stone fabrication, concrete, glass and tile, or something more unique like the food or brewing industry. Slurry should be treated on a case by case basis to determine whether a settling or

pH Control in Wastewater

So you’ve run your cement wastewater and slurry through a filter press to clean it, and it’s ready to be reused or dumped—WRONG! You’re on the right path by making sure it’s clean and by not dumping wastewater, but you need to make sure the pH balance of the water is at the appropriate level. This is especially important when

How Much Water does a Filter Press Clean?

So, you’ve got a lot of slurry water and need to clean it quickly? If you’re searching for the perfect filter press with additional options that’ll make for a smoother wastewater treatment and sludge dewatering process, you need to consider your unique needs and how much water you need cleaned. Oftentimes, the slurry water problem is better solved and more

How Much Water Does a Slurry Water System Clean?

If you’re in the concrete industry, you have wastewater (and in wet processes, slurry) and it needs to go somewhere. That somewhere should NOT be down the drain untreated, or thrown into a nearby body of water, or absorbed into the ground. Doing so subjects your business to fines, and it hurts the earth’s resources. We all need to take

Should I Invest in a Filter Press?

If you’re in an industry that produces wastewater and slurry, you’re going to need a way to dispose of it. That place should not be down the drain untreated, thrown into the nearby river, or absorbed into the ground. Doing so subjects your business to fines, and it hurts the earth’s resources. We all need to take a collective stance

What Can Happen if You Discharge into the Storm Drain?

Dumping or discharging waste into storm drains is not only wrong, it’s illegal.   Let’s back up first and clarify the difference between a storm sewer/drain and a sanitary sewer. A sewer consists of underground pipes that carry water from your home (sinks, showers, toilets) to a wastewater treatment plant. The water is filtered, treated, and discharged. On the contrary,

Industrial Wastewater Liability

Water pollution violations are far more common than they should be. Punishment can result in civil and criminal violations, which may or may not lead to jail time. Decisions are typically dependent upon whether or not defendants understood that what they were doing was a violation of the federal Clean Water Act and continued to do it anyway. The Clean

What is an Automated Filter Press?

Filter presses separate liquids and solids by forcing the liquid elements of slurry through a porous filter cloth.  Slurry is a mixture of insoluble substances – such as cement, clay, or coal – with a liquid like water or oil.  In a press, the separation occurs in chambers formed between the recessed faces of plates which are clamped together in

21st Century Processing: Cement Wastewater Treatment Machine

Concrete production generates wastewater that needs to be processed and cleansed before it can be used or returned to the earth.  Traditionally, companies would transport worksite wastewater and then store and process it off-site, where rainfall would increase the total volume of water in need of processing.  Once treated, the water would then be transported back to the worksite for