By Jeff Bye
Operations staff at one wastewater treatment plant were initially using a reciprocating pump to move raw sludge and biosolids from primary clarifiers to the anaerobic digesters. The percentage of solids was approximately 4% by volume and, in some cases, could get as high as 6% by volume. Due to the lack of a screen, the size of the solids could not be controlled, which often caused the pump to jam.
Read the full article in ES&E Magazine’s February 2022 issue: