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Screw presses

A screw press provides sludge dewatering by passing the sludge along the inside of a permeable cylinder. It uses a slowly-rotating (~5 RPM) Archimedean screw within a cylindrical screen (otherwise termed drum filter/screen or basket). It is normally inclined by ~20° to the horizontal to assist with the draining of water into the sump, and the screen aperture rating is generally below 0.5 mm.

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Benenv's MDS screw press for sludge dewatering − how it's made Source: Joseph Chahwan / YouTube

Benenv's MDS screw press for sludge dewatering − how it's made

Film to demonstrate how the Benenv MDS screw press for sludge dewatering is manufactured.

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How much is sludge worth?

The UK regulator OFWAT has introduced legislation based on the notion of sludge as a resource. Its value is often expressed in terms of calorific content, and the phosphate is also potentially recoverable. But how exactly should sludge value be quantified?

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