Industrial Wastewater Treatment Equipment

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Equipment increases in importance as waste water treatment requirements become more stringent. Waste water slurry are pumped into the chambers of the filter press. Filtrate passes through the filter cloth and solids are retained. Solids collect on the cloth, forming an excellent filter cake, as if one were to intentionally pre-coat the cloth. As additional solids are pumped into the chamber, the cake continues to build until the entire chamber is full of dewatered solids. The press is then cleaned and recycled.

Wastewater generated by manufacturing processes can contain a variety of suspended solids, dissolved solids, and other contaminants. Dewatering is the process of removing water from wastewater to reduce its volume and weight, making it easier and more cost-effective to handle, transport, and dispose of.

With plate sizes ranging from 400 to 2500 mm, these presses offer a simple, reliable method of compressing and dewatering solids down to 15% moisture. This in turn provides clearer filtrate solutions than other systems.

Our Filter Press systems are available with Recessed Chamber, or Diaphragm Squeeze Plates and able to accommodate a wide variety of cloths.

Dewatering Equipment for Manufacturing

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. 

There are a variety of dewatering methods that can be used in manufacturing, depending on the characteristics of the wastewater and the desired outcome. Some of the most common dewatering methods include:

  • Gravity thickening: This is a simple and inexpensive method that involves allowing the wastewater to settle under gravity. The suspended solids will settle to the bottom of the tank, while the clarified water is drawn off from the top.
  • Floatation: This method uses air bubbles to float suspended solids to the surface of the wastewater, where they can be skimmed off.
  • Filtration: This method uses a filter medium to trap suspended solids. The filtrate (filtered water) is then collected and the filter medium is cleaned or replaced.
  • Centrifugation: This method uses centrifugal force to separate suspended solids from the liquid. The centrifuged sludge is then collected and the clarified water is drawn off.
  • Thermal drying: This method uses heat to evaporate water from the wastewater. The dried sludge is then collected and the condensed water vapor is collected and treated or reused.

The choice of dewatering method will depend on a variety of factors, including the following:

  • The characteristics of the wastewater, such as the type and concentration of suspended solids and dissolved solids
  • The desired outcome, such as the desired solids content of the dewatered sludge or the volume reduction of the wastewater
  • The available budget and space
  • The environmental regulations that apply

Dewatering wastewater in manufacturing has a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduced transportation and disposal costs
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Increased water reuse opportunities
  • Improved plant efficiency and productivity

Here are some specific examples of how dewatering wastewater is used in different manufacturing industries:

  • Food and beverage: Dewatering is used to remove suspended solids from wastewater generated by food processing and beverage production. This can help to reduce the volume of wastewater that needs to be treated, and it can also produce a biosolid that can be used as fertilizer or animal feed.
  • Textile: Dewatering is used to remove suspended solids from wastewater generated by textile dyeing and finishing processes. This can help to reduce the volume of wastewater that needs to be treated, and it can also produce a biosolid that can be used as a fuel source or as a raw material for new textile products.
  • Metalworking: Dewatering is used to remove suspended solids and heavy metals from wastewater generated by metalworking processes. This can help to reduce the volume of wastewater that needs to be treated, and it can also produce a biosolid that can be safely disposed of.

Overall, dewatering wastewater is an important part of many manufacturing processes. It can help to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and protect the environment.

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.