Slide background The Hydroflux Group consists of eight specialist water and wastewater treatment companies.These integrated businesses undertake design and construction projects, and provide aftermarket services to the municipal, mining and industrial sectors
Slide background The Hydroflux Group of Companies is based around teams of water and wastewater treatment experts harnessing the power of world leading research and technologies for a more sustainable use of water, energy and resources. .
Slide background Our Industrial division has an in depth knowledge and understanding of ALL food and beverage processes which enables it to design wastewater treatment plants effectively. .
Slide background Hydroflux Utilities provides many forms of water or wastewater plant support programs including, regular service and preventative maintenance contracts, chemical and spares supply and operation contracts for both industrial and municipal customers.
Slide background Our engineers are fully conversant with the water generated during all types of construction work and have designed and implemented unique and cost effective methods of treatment and the associated sludge handling systems.
Slide background Hydroflux Epco – With over 50 years experience in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants our products include – Wastewater Clarifiers, Water Clarifiers , Sludge Digesters and Package Sewage Treatment Plants
Slide background Cress Consulting is a specialist business providing environmental and sustainability consulting services to industry throughout Australia.

Outstanding Sludge Dewatering Performance for Margaret River Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Margaret River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was recently upgraded to increase capacity and discharge water quality.

QPress Sludge dewatering technology provided by Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd

As part of the works new sludge thickening and dewatering technology was provided by Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd. This included a HUBER SDISC Rotary Disc Thickener and QPRESS Rotary Screw Press.

After an 8 week performance test period the HUBER QPRESS achieved an average cake solids concentration of 20.1%DS with a capture rate of 95%. This is well above the target of 18%DS.

Waste activated sludge is pre-thickened in a HUBER SDISC and then dewatered in the QPRESS.

“Whilst we have thickened and dewatered waste activated sludge directly in a QPRESS in many applications, the pre-thickening step maximises performance of the QPRESS” says Daniel Potente of Hydroflux Epco.

SDISC is a unique mechanical sludge thickener that employs a flat mesh disc as the filtration medium. It thickens sludge from 0.3% to over 4%DS enabling better utilization of the downstream dewatering equipment, or simply reducing offsite sludge disposal costs.

Hydroflux Epco - SDISC Sludge thickener and cake

QPRESS is an inclined rotary screw press used for mechanical dewatering of municipal and industrial sludges. QPRESS can reduce sludge volumes by 85 – 90% which results in a reduction in offsite sludge disposal costs.

Both technologies are low speed which results in lower operating and maintenance costs as compared to other types of technologies.

The staff at Water Corporation are very pleased with the HUBER sludge dewatering equipment and have provided the following comment

“Both the HUBER disc thickener and rotary screw press dewatering units performed above design expectations and these unit processes proved to be reliable, robust and operator friendly”.

Contact Hydroflux to further discuss how we can help with wasterwater treatment options for your mine site.

About the Hydroflux Group
The Hydroflux Group comprises eleven companies based in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the UK, providing specialist design and build, equipment, processes and operational services in water and wastewater treatment and sludge treatment and dewatering. The Hydroflux Group are the exclusive Australian representatives for HUBER Technology, AEROSTRIP, CNP Technologies, Flootech MBBR, Dutch Spiral and Organica Water and incorporates EPCO Australia.

Hydroflux Pty Ltd
Level 26, 44 Market St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
P +61 2 9089 8833 F +61 2 9089 8830
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