Water Treatment

Solids Management

Xylem Solution: Solids Management

Once solids residuals have been removed from raw intake water through clarification, they must go through a solids management process during the water treatment phase of the water cycle. Solids residuals include inorganic materials, such as sand, silt, clay and metals, and organic materials like flocculated colloids and other compounds. Suspended solids are removed through mechanical separation and dissolved solids pass through a typical mechanical filter.

The Value We Bring:

Xylem offers a variety of solutions to collect and thicken sludge, reducing management and disposal costs. We provide permanent new construction, retrofit, rental and mobile solutions, 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 enable retrofit solutions in existing infrastructure
  • Mobile solutions can be provided under short-term operating contracts to maximize uptime
  • Automated solutions minimize operator interaction and simplify operation
  • National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certifications


Potable Water Sludge Removal

Sludge Thickening

Top Solids Management Services We Offer & Benefits:

Preventative Maintenance Agreements

  • Annual services for system inspection, operational audits and performance optimization recommendations

Genuine Xylem Replacement Parts

  • Maintain system performance and reliability with quality parts from an original equipment manufacturer

Factory Technician Expertise

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

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