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Sludge Acceptance Plants

Sewage sludge screens and septage receiving stations for efficient acceptance and treatment of septic sludges

HUBER Sewage Sludge Screens - acceptance and treatment

Efficient system solutions and technologies for efficient septic sludge treatment

  • For any type of septic sludge
  • Reliable separation of all disturbing material
  • Dependable and reliable in operation

HUBER provides complete systems and processes for septic sludge treatment. Our equipment, as proven during many years of experience, is especially suited for septic sludge treatment. Hundreds of HUBER plants for septic sludge treatment have been installed worldwide.

Septic sludge is typically delivered in tanker vehicles. Depending on the size of the WWTP, it may be pumped into a balancing tank from where it is continuously fed to the plant. Direct feeding without prior balancing is possible at larger plants.

In any case, removal of coarse material, such as hygienic products, plastic material, etc., from the septic sludge is necessary.

There are several requirements for good septic sludge treatment:

  • High capacity to minimise waiting time of tanker vehicles
  • High separation efficiency to achieve excellent separation of non-degradable material
  • Automation to minimise operator attendance
  • Complete encasement to eliminate odour annoyance
  • Reliable operation without impairment by grit and gravel
  • Integrated screenings washing and compaction to produce screenings suitable for landfill and to reduce their weight and disposal costs

To meet these requirements HUBER developed special machines and plants that have proven their efficiency and reliability in hundreds of installations.

There are three options of septic sludge disposal on sewage treatment plants:

  1. Introduction into the wastewater flow
  2. Introduction into the sludge flow
  3. Introduction partly into the wastewater, partly into the sludge flow


Frequently Asked Questions

Wherever residential buildings are not connected to a sewer system but use a decentralised domestic sewage treatment plant, faecal sludge accumulates.

This faecal sludge is disposed of via collection vehicles and transported to a central sewage treatment plant or a special faecal sludge processing facility for treatment. The collection vehicles usually empty the faecal sludge into special receptions stations, also referred to as sludge acceptance plants.

Using a sludge acceptance unit before the faecal sludge is fed into the wastewater treatment plant will clean the raw material from undesired matter, such as sanitary products and plastic articles, etc. This cleaning is necessary to keep the load on the sewage treatment plant resulting from the introduced faecal sludge as low as possible.

Faecal sludge is the sewage sludge from domestic sewage treatment plants. Faecal sludge usually consists of wastewater with a concentrated content of faeces, food waste, toilet paper, sanitary products as well as mineral components.

For the treatment of faecal sludge, a multi-stage system consisting of coarse screen and grit trap can be useful before the faecal sludge is discharged into the sewage treatment plant.


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