Wastewater Treatment and Discharge

Solids Handling

Xylem Solution: Solids Management

Solids thickening or dewatering in a water treatment plant is the process by which sludge from secondary clarification process is separated into liquids and a solid “cake.”  Dewatering reduces the cost of storage, processing, transfer and disposal of the solids separated from activated sludge.

The Value We Bring:

Xylem offers a variety of solutions to collect and thicken sludge to reduce management and disposal costs.  Xylem can offer permanent new construction, retrofit, rental and mobile solutions to address solids management needs. Our solution includes a monitoring and control platform, aeration mixing and pumping equipment, including Dissolved Air Floatation thickening systems, sludge collection chain and scraper systems and filter press systems, all designed to separate solids from water.

Why We Do it Best:

  • Xylem solutions offer a significant reduction in power consumption compared to alternative technologies
  • Modular designs allow retrofit solutions in existing infrastructure
  • NSF certifications
  • Mobile solutions can be provided under short-term operating contracts to maximize uptime
  • Automated solutions minimize operator interaction and simplify operation



Sludge Thickening

Top Services We Offer & Benefits:

Preventative Maintenance Agreements

annual services for system inspection, operational review and performance optimization recommendations

Genuine Xylem Replacement Parts

  • Maintain system performance and reliability with optimal components

Factory Technician Expertise

  • Lockstep partnership ensures tailored system design and operation, including hands-on training

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