Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What is Alum Sludge Hauling?

There are 3 layers of sewage—scum, effluent, and sludge. The top scum layer is the least dense, consisting of materials that float like oils. The middle effluent layer is mostly water, and the heavy stuff that sinks to the bottom is sludge. Anything denser than effluent (feces, toilet paper, skin cells, etc) makes up the sludge layer. In a wastewater treatment plant, the waste product that develops is known as alum sludge due to the use of aluminum sulfate. It’s usually kept in large alum lagoons or is spread on drying beds. Eventually, the alum sludge builds up and must be removed just like sludge in a septic tank.

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When it comes to hauling away alum sludge, Kaiser-Battistone has the equipment and skills needed to get the job done. We use high-tech lagoon pumps that can handle up to 500,000 gallons, and our hoses remove the maximum concentrations of biomass when we pump. We also have a cable dredge capable of handling million-gallon projects. Our sludge hauling services comply and exceed all disposal regulatory guidelines, so every job is done right! Additionally, we have plenty of disposal options thanks to our relationships with landfills and beneficial reuse facilities. To learn more or to schedule any of our sludge hauling services, Contact Us!

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