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Sludge Processing Area

The sludge processing area at the plant consists of two belt filter presses, and ancillary equipment, that are used to remove moisture from the digested sludge and press it into a sludge cake that can be transported by truck from the plant for disposal.  This stage is the final treatment of sludge.  Digested sludge is pumped from the sludge storage wells, where the sludge is mixed in a conditioning tank with polymer that coagulates the sludge particles and allows water to drain freely.  The conditioned sludge is then placed on the filter presses, which compress the sludge and displace additional water.  The remaining sludge cake is conveyed by the presses to a waiting dump truck, where is transported off-site for land disposal.


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