Innovative solutions to increase water and energy efficiency

HUBER will present a comprehensive range of products and solutions for the fields of drinking water supply, wastewater treatment and sludge treatment at IFAT 2020 from May 04 to 08 in hall A2 (booth no. 351). On a stand area of 1,100 m² HUBER will show a number of technology highlights in the form of real machines and plants, videos, animations and true to detail models. Experienced HUBER specialists will be available for advice for all national and international customers.

One of the major topics for HUBER is digitalisation. By the example of implemented installations and projects – screens, sludge treatment plants and after-sales service – HUBER will give concrete examples that show the possibilities of digitalisation in the field of wastewater and sludge treatment and the enormous potential for future development towards Water 4.0.

Meet us at IFAT 2020 in Munich: Hall A2, Stand 351


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Sludge Treatment

The worldwide successfully operated HUBER Screw Press Q-PRESS® will present itself in three design sizes at IFAT 2020. The machine design has been further optimized and offers now best dewatering efficiency with maximum energy efficiency. Easy operation and maintenance combined with small space requirements are additional advantages of this machine.

HUBER has implemented numerous national and international thermal sewage sludge treatment projects.

For all solar sewage sludge drying projects, HUBER relies on the HUBER Sludge Turner SOLSTICE® in combination with the innovative HUBER climate control system. As a result of continuous further development, HUBER solar sewage sludge dryers excel for their excellent operational reliability, maximum energy efficiency and easiest operation.

At IFAT, interested visitors can inform themselves about the progress in the construction of the world's largest solar sewage sludge drying plant. In Egypt, a total of 128 greenhouses are currently being built on an area of 16 ha in the east of the Suez Canal, where 128 HUBER Sludge Turner SOLSTICE® units will ensure that sludge is reliably dried. A total of approx. 475,000 t of dewatered sludge per year will be dried from 24% DR to approx. 75% DR.

The HUBER Belt Dryer BT is a suitable alternative to solar sewage sludge drying. Due to its modular design the belt dryer can be adjusted to specific site conditions both energetically and in its design. Furthermore, innovative concepts for heat extraction from the drying process enable the maximum recovery of energy. The recovered energy can for example be fed to a local heating network or used to heat the digestion tanks on site. Visitors can expect interesting videos as well as operating data and operating experiences from numerous national and international dryer projects.

The new HUBER Disc Dryer RotaDry® completes the HUBER product portfolio with contact drying. In combination with a sewage sludge mono-combustion plant, this dryer can dry sewage sludge to the ideal DR content, for a self-sustaining and energy-efficient incineration. The excess steam from the electricity production is used as heating medium.  A reliable condensate removal system, an innovative control system and an optimised feed system make the HUBER Disc Dryer RotaDry® the perfect sewage sludge dryer for subsequent incineration.

The sludge2energy process of sludge2energy GmbH provides the final step of thermal sludge utilization. sludge2energy GmbH as a joint venture of WTE and HUBER will also present at the HUBER booth its solutions for mono-incineration of sewage sludge. The sewage sludge mono-incineration plant Halle-Lochau, which is currently being built by slude2energy GmbH and will be operated from mid 2020, is expected to attract particular interest from the expert audience.

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Mechanical Wastewater Treatment

As HUBER is a global market leader in the field of mechanical wastewater treatment, we will of course show our latest further developments of screens as well.

In addition to the latest version of the world-renowned HUBER Multi-Rake Bar Screen RakeMax®, which will be on show in the different versions RakeMax® HF, RakeMax® J and RakeMax® Hybrid, other proven HUBER screens will be exhibited, such as the HUBER Belt Screen EscaMax®, the HUBER Coarse Screen TrashMax®, the HUBER Band Screen CenterMax® and the  HUBER Rotary Drum Fine Screen ROTAMAT® systems.

At IFAT 2020, HUBER will show for the first time its newly developed HUBER Multi-Rake Bar Screen RakeMax® CF. This innovative screen opens up completely new possibilities in the field of mechanical wastewater treatment as it features a worldwide unique U-shaped bar rack through which the wastewater flows from inside to outside. Due to this design, the HUBER RakeMax® CF enables high hydraulic throughput rates even with small bar spacings and narrow channels, thus allowing the optimal hydraulic utilisation of existing channels. Further advantages include high separation efficiency and defined meshing of the cleaning rakes with the bar rack, resulting in a high operational reliability.

As a special IFAT highlight we will present the worldwide unique HUBER Safety Vision system. This innovative contaminant detection system for screens uses high-tech sensors to continuously measure the form and size of the coarse materials transported by the screen rake. Whenever the system detects any impermissible coarse material, the screen will be stopped and a warning message sent to the plant operators. Unintentional blockage or damage of the screen or downstream units is reliably prevented by the contaminant detection system. Moreover, the system is able to record the amounts of separated and discharged screenings in real time.

As a specialist for solids-liquid separation, HUBER has intensely been engaged in, among other, the field of grit separation for decades. With the newly developed HUBER Grit Trap GritWolf® HUBER is setting new standards in grit separation. Due to optimized inflow conditions combined with the advantages of a lamella separator, the HUBER Grit Trap GritWolf® is able to separate 90% of grit of grain size ≥ 75 µm.The new GritWolf® grit trap is available in several sizes for flow rates from 160 m³/h (1 MGD) to 3,150 m³/h (20 MGD).

With the HUBER CarbonWin® System, HUBER offers an interesting possibility of retrofitting sewage treatment plants to change from an aerobic to an anaerobic sludge stabilisation process. The first process step of the HUBER CarbonWin® System is a mechanical treatment stage followed by a grit and grease trap. A HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID is installed downstream of this assembly. The effluent from the drum screen is fed to the aerobic treatment system, whereas the separated fine screenings are thickened and passed on to anaerobic treatment in a digester.

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Filtration and Fourth Treatment Stage

For the removal of micropollutants, such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals or hormones, which are increasingly the focus of public discussion, HUBER offers for the fourth treatment stage adsorptive elimination of such substances with the use of granulated active carbon. The heart of this process is the HUBER Active Carbon Filter CONTIFLOW® GAC, the efficiency of which can be further increased by combining it with preceding ozonisation.

The HUBER Disc Filter RoDisc®, which has been successfully in operation for many years, has been extended in diameter and the capacity per filter unit increased to up to 2,000 m³/h. In addition, a pile fabric filtration version is also available, i.e. the screening medium is not the usual mesh fabric but a special pile fabric. Areas of application for disc filter include advanced wastewater treatment, the fourth treatment stage and the treatment of road run-off (retention of tyre wear particles).

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Industrial Solutions

In another field of focus, HUBER shows its competence and experience in industrial wastewater treatment for numerous industry sectors. At IFAT 2020, HUBER will primarily focus on solutions for the disposal and paper industry and dairy and meat processing industry. Experienced HUBER specialists will be available to explain to the visitors the projects we have executed and provide expert consultancy in developing new technical concepts. Furthermore, HUBER will present solutions for seawater and river water extraction, which are important e.g. for power plants, desalination plants or the chemical industry.

The water is usually treated in a multi-stage process. In the first stage, the new HUBER Grab Screen TrashLift is used as coarse screen, followed by the HUBER Band Screen CenterMax®. Both screens will be on show at IFAT as real machines.

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Drinking Water Safety

Drinking water safety is a matter of special importance for HUBER. At IFAT 2020, we will show several practical solutions of burglary prevention for objects in the field of drinking water supply and wastewater treatment which need to be protected. With a number of exhibits, we will demonstrate our further developments in the field of attack-proof doors and manhole covers certified to resistance class RC3 according to DIN EN 1672.

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After-Sales Service

Extensive, worldwide available after-sales service has been an indispensable element of our portfolio of services for many years already. IFAT 2020 will be an excellent opportunity for the operators of HUBER machines to meet our service specialists in person and obtain first-hand information from the HUBER experts about original HUBER spare parts, HUBER repairs and HUBER maintenance contract options. Our especially developed condition monitoring system HUBER Operation Control is another step forward in providing the most optimized support to our customers and all operators of HUBER machines. The HUBER Operation Control system uses most advanced technology to collect defined machine data, store them in a cloud and analyse them with a specially developed HUBER evaluation software. If the system detects any deviation, the customer will immediately be notified. IFAT 2020 visitors will have the opportunity to assure themselves of the potential and various benefits of this innovative technology.


IFAT 2020 offers every visitor the chance to experience first hand a great variety of HUBER products. On a 1,100 m² stand area we will present more than 50 exhibits. Our engineering specialists look forward to inspiring discussions on interesting issues.