Inside the wash drum fine material < 10 mm is separated from coarse material > 10 mm by the 10 mm drum perforations. A special screw conveyor transports the separated coarse material into an adjacent container. The fine material is pumped into the COANDA Grit Washer RoSF4 together with the wash water from the wash drum.
Due to the special design of the Grit Washer it is achieved that the material is classified and washed out, so that 95% of the grit <= 0.25 mm with a loss on ignition of below 3% is removed. The grit treatment system has been integrated into the existing sewage treatment plant in a way to ensure that the COANDA Grit Washer can additionally process sediments from the grit trap that are introduced also into the 2 m³ tank. The Grit Washer is designed for a maximum total solids load of 1 t/h. Presently, the plant is used to process sewer grit and road sweepings. The volume of material to be processed daily amounts to up to 10 m³ road sweepings and up to 8 m³ sewer grit.
The system described here permits the cost-effective separation of sewer grit and grit from sewage treatment plants into different fractions and optional further utilisation of the treated materials. The treated grit with a low loss on ignition (below 3%) can for example be used as construction material for roads and sewers. Furthermore cost for landfilling can be reduced by decreasing the weight of disposed material. In total, this leads to reduced costs for the disposal of sewer grit, grit from sewage treatment plants and road sweepings. At the same time, the load of mineral solids is significantly reduced with the consequence that maintenance costs and wear on the sewage treatment plant are reduced and the performance of the grit trap improves.
WWTP Castres – facts and figures:
- Mechanical pre-treatment
- Biological treatment
- Secondary clarification
- Additional sludge treatment and acceptance of external grit
Castres grit treatment system – facts and figures:
- Acceptance tank RoSF7, 2 m³ capacity
- ROTAMAT® Wash Drum RoSF9, size 0.5
- COANDA Grit Washer RoSF4, size 1
- Coarse material conveyor RoSF XXL
- Solid feed up to 1 t/h