Effluent Pumps - Transporting Effluent & Gray Water

Learn what makes the EDDY Pump the top choice for pumping effluent & gray water

Effluent, as defined by the EPA, is wastewater that flows out of a treatment plant, sewer, or industrial outfall. Effluent generally refers to treated or untreated liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea with solids less than 5 cm in size. A good way to think about it is to equate effluent with gray water and waste with higher amounts of large solids as sewage. Many different industries have the need to remove effluent from the processing center or factory. Most of them utilize some sort of pumping system to move the fluid from sumps and pits into pipelines that feed the material to a treatment plant or discharges the liquid into the surrounding environment if deemed safe to do so.

Problems With Pumping Effluent

The problems faced with pumping effluent is that the material can be corrosive, contain solids, and can vary in viscosity, sometimes a combination of all three. All of these factors can lead to significant problems with clogging and wear and tear for pumps and related equipment. In response, effluent pump operators look for long lasting pumps that can withstand pumping abrasive solids without clogging or quickly wearing down. With pump maintenance being one of the most costly factors over the life of the pump, minimizing maintenance problem is paramount. Minimizing pump maintenance will not only boost your production rates, but save substantial amounts of money on replacing worn or spare parts or fixing pump clogs.

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Why EDDY Pump is the Top Choice in Effluent Pumps

If the effluent contains smaller sized solids, clogging becomes less of an issue than if trying to pump raw sewage but the pump still needs to be built to withstand solids of up to a couple inches in size. These solids are large enough to cause problems with a great deal of centrifugal pumps if they are not sized properly for the effluent debris. This makes the EDDY Pump a top choice for effluent pump applications.

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Effluent discharge pipeline

With the recessed rotor and high tolerance of the EDDY Pump, clogs will become a thing of the past since the pump can pass solids 1 inch less than the discharge pipe. This means that a 10” EDDY Pump can pass solids up to 9 inches in diameter!. The tough simplicity of the EDDY Pump along with its proven tornado pumping effect translates into extended run times, no clogging, and higher production compared to conventional pumping technologies.

Why EDDY Pumps Are Better – Highlights

This video shows how EDDY Pump transports high slurry and abrasive materials. Featured dredge pump equipment includes the Remote Operated Subdredge, Diver Operated Pump and a Excavator Attachment Dredge Pump.

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