Diaphragm pump technology for wastewater pumping, waste oil, septic and food processing applications has advanced. Wastecorp, a designer and manufacturer of diaphragm pumps, has invested in R&D to build better diaphragm pumps.
For wastewater treatment facilities that are upgrading their sewage pumping equipment, getting the right pump technology to do the job is critical. For one thing, todays sewage pumps must handle stringy [...]
When looking for a vacuum pump there are several questions that you should be considering.
First you need to establish weather or not you need a diaphragm pump or an actual vacuum pump. This question can be addressed by knowing the following:
Can a Double Disc Pump Have Ball Valves?
Yes. In fact, ball valve technology is helping to usher in the next era of double disc style pumps. The ball valves help to break up solids and make pumping thicker municipal sewage easier. The ball valves also make it much easier to maintain the pump.
A WWTP just expanded and upgraded their pump facilities. The facility chose double diaphragm pumps to transfer sewage from digesters for secondary treatment. Project participants included Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps and pump manufacturer Wastecorp Pumps.
Personal waste containment systems or “honey wagons” as they are sometimes called in the pump industry have come along way in just the last few years. In response to the soaring costs of vac truck services, everyone from those needing septic pumping, waste oil pumping and used vegetable oil transfer have found an economical alternative in owning a personal waste containment systems.
Wastecorp is proud to be a global supplier of pump systems for manufacturers of membrane bioreactor systems or MBR’s. MBR’s have become a popular for small footprint new wastewater treatment systems in both the municipal and industrial sewage treatment spaces. Manufacturers of membrane bioreactors use Wastecorp pump products for the activated sludge pumping process.
What Kinds of Pumps Are Needed For MBR’s?
When designing an MBR today it is almost critical to have pumps made by an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified pump manufacturer who also adheres to hydraulic institute standards. This helps to ensure that the pumps have a track record, are of high quality and have been properly tested prior to installation in the MBR and customer use. MBR’s typically work with suspended solids, settlement separation systems, mixed liquor and concentrated waste products. The types of pumps available for mbr’s depend on the type of application:
MBR Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps Systems
One of the most popular pumps selected for inclusion in a municipal or industrial MBR is the Mud Sucker diaphragm pump. MBR manufacturers have specified this pump for the last few years and it is growing tremendously in popularity. First there is a wide product offering for either municipal or industrial MBR’s. Select from 1.5”-4” connection sizes with activated sludge handling capabilities up to 220 GPM depending on the model selected. Mud Sucker pumps are adaptable for mobile and stationary MBR’s. Electric, engine, air or hydraulic drive systems are available without significantly increasing the cost of the pump. Mud Sucker pumps are extremely cost effective pumps that are simple to use and service. Engineers and operators love them. Repair parts are relatively inexpensive when compared to alternatives.
MBR Plunger Pump Systems
For heavier activated sludge transfer requirements for membrane bioreactor systems Sludge Master plunger pumps have become a popular option especially for thick slurry pumping. The manufacturer recently launched a small footprint model called the Sludge Master Space Saver that can fit into a compact MBR.
MBR Sludge Pro Double Disc Pumps
For a less maintenance intensive MBR pump product the double disc pump is a popular option for higher solids and sludge concentrations. The double disc pump is part of the diaphragm pump family so, the double disc pump is essentially a more robust version of a diaphragm pump. Solids management happens with either a clack valve (flapper) or check ball system which is up to the MBR manufacturer or engineer to decide. The factory can provide support in selecting which is more ideal.
For years, we have been asking wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) what they like about double disc pumps and what they don’t like. We have even been compiling a database with what regions of the USA and Canada have success with this type of pump for sewage and which areas have had more challenges.
One of the things that most WWTP’s say is that there has been limited competition in the specifications put out for bid by municipalities and consulting engineers working on wastewater projects. As we all know a monopoly in the pump industry is seldom a good thing for quality, innovation and of course pricing for pumps and parts.
The challenge for food waste processors is finding pumps for their applications that are versatile and robust enough to pump through a variety of conditions. This was just the case for a Fresno, California based alternative energy company who earned a multi-year contract to accept expired and spoiled canned tomato paste, tomato sauce, fruit juice, ketchup and bulk tomatoes for Fresno and Bakersfield area grocery stores, prisons, hospitals, food preparations companies and more.