Wastewater Treatment for Recycling Applications

The recycling sector is the one dedicated to the recovery of material deriving from crushing processes and soil washing. The material has to be washed to remove the polluting part, decontaminating it.

As a result, special tanks are used to eliminate contaminants through attrition, then the wastewater is filtrated by a filter press.

Filter Presses are known industry wide for their thoroughness in dewatering wastewater with high solids content.

Combining optimum Chemical Wastewater Treatment methods with highly efficient mechanical Filter Press dewatering, look no further for Plastic Recycling Wastewater Treatment!

The true strength of filter presses lies in their versatility. They can handle a broad spectrum of materials, making them adaptable to various recycling applications. Their high efficiency in solid capture and filtrate clarification minimizes waste and maximizes resource recovery, making them a significant contributor to sustainable practices across numerous industries.

Recycling Applications Equipment

Silos Decanters

Find versatility and continuous clarification in decanters designed and manufactured by Matec, including vertical and horizontal configurations of stainless steel or concrete.

Filter Presses

MATEC filter presses are perfect for all applications in many different industries, thanks to our four ranges: Acquae, Ignis, Terrae, Magnum.

Packaged Plants

ChemREADY, being an authorized distributor of Matec, has introduced an innovative ground-breaking technology that can help Ready Mix plants dewater their cleaning and waste water by up to 85%.

Mobile Plants

Easy to install and ready to work immediately, this technology moves from the factory to on-site, and from site to site. 

Wastewater Treatment for Recycling Applications

Over 95% Water Recovery!

Filter presses are workhorses in the world of recycling, tackling both material and wastewater streams with impressive efficiency. Let’s delve into their role in each:

Wastewater Recycling Champion:

  • Dewatering Sludge: In wastewater treatment plants, filter presses are deployed after biological treatment. They squeeze the remaining water from the sludge, leaving behind a drier “cake” for disposal and a clearer “filtrate” for further treatment. This filtrate can then be recycled for irrigation, industrial processes, or even toilet flushing, reducing reliance on freshwater sources.
  • High Performance: Filter presses excel at dewatering, achieving a high solids capture rate. This translates to drier cake, which significantly reduces transportation and disposal costs associated with wet sludge.
  • Versatility is Key: They can handle a wide range of sludges with varying particle sizes and consistencies, making them adaptable to diverse wastewater treatment needs.
  • Simple and Reliable: Their mechanical design is relatively straightforward, requiring minimal maintenance, which is crucial for continuous operation in wastewater treatment facilities.

Recycling is one of the most important actions currently available to reduce these impacts and represents one of the most dynamic areas in the recycling applications today. Recycling provides opportunities to reduce oil usage, carbon dioxide emissions and the quantities of waste requiring disposal.

Our process uses coagulants, in conjunction with existing air floating processes in recycling applications waste water, to treat the wastewater quickly for reuse. To remove the solids a Filter Press is used to efficiently dewater the solids for ease of handling and return of clean water.  Unlike funnel, vacuum, and belt filter presses, Filter Presses are designed to apply high pressure directly to the slurry in between the press plates, expelling nearly every bit of liquid. What remains is a solid, compact, sludge cake ready for the landfill, and water that’s fit for reuse or expulsion into the sewer after filtering. A batch filter press is ideal for industries like recycling applications.

Wash and Screening Plants

A total treatment process which can reduce contaminants and precision in the separation of materials are the requirements we face from our customers and that our machines are able to fulfill.

Matec Accessories

Matec accessories include: TT2 Fast, Gasser Shaker, Real Washing, Core Blow, Cake Dryer, Drip Tray, Mud Cake Washing and Pumps.