How a Dewatering Press Works

A dewatering press is a type of equipment that’s commonly used in facilities where wastewater is treated. When contaminants are removed from wastewater, they still typically contain a high water content that needs to be eliminated before the waste can be transported and disposed of in an efficient manner. A dewatering press will remove this liquid, leaving dry waste behind.

A filter press works as follows: Sludge is pumped into the machine, where it fills a series of plates. Pressure is applied to these plates, squeezing out the water content in the sludge. What remains in the plates is dry sludge, which is then gathered for disposal.

It’s important to note that not all dewatering press equipment is created equal. Filter presses vary in effectiveness, with some of them boasting better solids retention than others. To achieve the best results, you will need a machine that has the appropriate plate size and cubic foot capacity for the amount of sludge you need to dewater. And, as you compare your options, look for equipment that’s automated to minimize the amount of manual labor you will need to perform.

If you’re looking to purchase a dewatering press that you can rely on for years to come, turn to Beckart Environmental. We’re widely known as a leading supplier of filter press equipment, with thousands of our Hy-Pack® filter presses installed around the world. We can provide you with a machine that’s perfectly suited for your specific dewatering needs, and help you with the installation and employee training needed to get the system up and running.

Contact Beckart Environmental today for more information.