Sludge is the combination of solids and water produced during water and wastewater treatment. Sludge has a much higher solids content than effluent and requires a specific set of processes for management and treatment. Inadequate treatment can lead to a breach of discharge limits and potentially heavy fines, prosecution or system failure.
Any industrial process – such as settlement, flotation or filtration – that removes solids from water and wastewater will, in general, generate a sludge waste that needs to be treated and disposed of correctly. Sludge contains water, and this excess water must be removed either by a thickening or dewatering process. This can be achieved using a variety of methods – from straightforward settlement through to the application of enhanced gravity separators, by filtration (for example, a filter press), or by heating the sludge and evaporating the water (a sludge drier).
Viltra can manage industrial sludge, effluent and wastewater by providing a comprehensive range of services including consultancy, treatment, effluent treatment system design, installation, and maintenance for all types of businesses within the industrial sector.
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At Viltra, we are specialists in separating waste and water. Whether you have an individual household, a business or a development, we all need and rely on water, we all create and dispose of waste and we all must keep these two worlds apart.
Viltra are a dedicated team who designs, manufactures and installs wastewater treatment solutions for a wide range of sectors across the UK and Ireland, including the commercial and industrial sector, education sector, conservation sector, domestic sector, agricultural sector and the tourism and hospitality industry. Offering an end-to-end service, the experienced team at Viltra ensure our customers receive a premium service and a robust solution to their wastewater management requirements.
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