Settling Tank Pumps – Desludge and Cleanup
Settling Tanks, which are also referred to as basins or clarifiers are used in many industries such as mining, wastewater treatment, and oil to allow particles suspended in the water column to settle out. This creates a more purified product but also leaves a layer of solids or sludge at the bottom of the tank, which needs to be removed.
Common applications for EDDY Pumps and related terms. Settling basins, settling tanks, clarifiers, sedimentation ponds, sludge dewatering, digesters, desludging settling tanks and more.
The desludging of settling tanks and clarifiers has always been a very costly and timely process. Often plants hire expensive vacuum trucks which take a lot of time to suck out all the sludge. This is also a dangerous option, as it exposes personnel to toxic material located in the settling tanks. Other options are to utilize centrifugal pumps, which pump very low percent of solids and often get clogged by the debris.
EDDY Pump Corporation recognized this problem and has created three solutions which save the client time and money while significantly reducing any safety issues.
For cleaning out sludge in smaller clarifiers, the Dredge Sled is a cost-effective option alongside being easy to operate. Another option is to utilize an electric or hydraulically driven submersible slurry pump with a water jetting system and a recirculation system. When dealing with sludge removal in larger settling basins, a remote operated dredge is utilized.
Settling Tank Cleanup Equipment
EDDY Pump partnered with UAT Pacific and is now able to offer a complete dredging solution for effective slurry, sludge, and solids removal, the Dredge Sled. With the latest technology, the Dredge Sled is a cost-effective solution for your pond, lagoon, canal, tailings pond, and settling tank cleaning.
Settling Tank Recirculation Pump
To pump out smaller clarifiers, EDDY Pump has designed a hydraulic or electric submersible slurry pump that can be deployed directly into the basin for pumping, recirculation, or both. The pump has an optional high-pressure water jetting ring attachment that breaks up the material to increase the percent of solids being pumped. To even further increase the solids and lower the time needed for clarifier cleanout, the pump system incorporates a recirculation valve that premixes the sludge which allows for a higher production of the cleanout. This system has the capability of pumping out the clarifier at rates of 75 to 350 cubic yards of material per hour and pumping it distances over 5000-ft.
EDDY Pump design specializes in solids handling. Less water in the process results in greatly reduced transportation cost of waste.
Submersible ROV Dredge
Photos of the large sedimentation tanks that EDDY Pump would be used for.
Grit, sludge, sediment pass with ease. The arm of an adult can fit through a fully assembled EDDY Pump.