The Matec system can be applied in various industries: Aggregates, stone cutting, concrete production and grinding, tunneling, glass, ceramics, and many more. Wherever a slurry requires treatment, a Matec system is the best solution available. The system allows our customers to efficiently remove solids from waste water and cost effectively dispose of them with minimal hauling on unnecessary water weight.
In this Water Facts, we cover various applications where the use of a Filter Press makes it cost effective and strategically feasible to treat waste water on property and avoid costly slurry ponds. Ultimately these solutions save our customers millions each year in handling and disposal costs.
Typically, silt and other fine particles find themselves in settling ponds and the heavier particles will settle to the bottom. Removal of this waste is costly as heavy machinery and extra personnel are needed for the extraction. The Matec filter press can provide a low moisture cake (less than 20%) that is cheaper to dispose of. Due to its automation, operator cost will also decrease.
In stone cutting and concrete grinding operations, water has many applications from polishing the stone to preventing the tools from overheating. This water needs to be reused or discharged appropriately. The Matec system is perfect as it creates low moisture cakes, recovers 99% of the water and occupy minimal space.
Trucks and mixers are washed with water and the concrete residue will remain unless treated. Once the water is treated, the Matec system can be applied. The water would be pressed and low moisture cakes will remain that are easy to dispose of. This allows for the water to be recovered and recycled back into the wash process.
In these industries, the water must be treated to remove the residue derived from glass working. Slurry from the water and residue will be created and will be pumped through the filter press. By sending the slurry through the filter press, water and the residue are separated and water recovery is optimized.