The HUBER screens have a long tradition. The well-proven ROTAMAT® machines have successfully been installed all over the world since more than 30 years. To meet the ever changing requirements and the various site conditions, HUBER has continuously further developed its wastewater screening products. A result of this development process are the products of the ROTAMAT® family as well as the well-known STEP SCREEN® units and the screens of the MAX-family. The demand of the market for ever improved separation efficiency and at the same time higher throughput capacities was the incentive for HUBER to develop the HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID.
Mechanical pretreatment is required for both municipal and industrial wastewater in order to remove coarse materials and separate floating, settling and suspended solids.
Depending on the method of wastewater treatment that is applied, the mechanical pretreatment system must fulfil different requirements in terms of separation efficiency. Special plants which operate according to the MBR principle put the highest demands on the mechanical pretreatment system as all coarse material needs to be removed.
A cost-efficient solution must not only achieve the requested separation results, it must also provide high throughput capacities combined with maximum operating reliability.
Our solution: HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID
The HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID is a machine that is available in different designs and suitable for numerous applications of solids-liquid separation. Depending on the specific application requirements the horizontal drum is covered with a mesh, wedge wire or perforated plate.
The characteristic feature of the HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID is its screen basket which is horizontally installed in the channel or in a tank. The wastewater to be treated flows through the basket from inside to outside. Whilst the wastewater flows through the open front into the screen basket, solids are retained within the drum. A special sealing between the channel and the front-end screen basket opening prevents unscreened wastewater from passing through the screen basket. The solids settling on the drum surface lead to gradual blinding of the surface. As a result, the water level upstream of the screen rises. When the predefined maximum water level has been reached, the screen basket starts to rotate slowly around its axis to clean its surface. At its crown a spray nozzle bar sprays water onto the drum surface from outside to remove the solids and flush them into a trough inside the drum basket from where the screenings are discharged by gravity. The screenings can optionally be pumped to a higher level.
The HUBER Wash Press WAP® liquid is available for further treatment of the separated screenings. The wash press dewaters the screenings prior to discharging them into a container. This reduces the load on the sludge treatment system.