Why You Need a Sludge Dewatering ContainerSeptember 20, 2022
Sludge dewatering containers are regularly used within the refuse and wastewater industries to separate liquid and solid materials. They are critical since the separation of solids and liquids within waste sites is well regulated by state and federal laws. Since they provide a cost-effective way to comply with government regulations, sludge storage tanks are the preferred method for successfully separating solid and liquid waste products.
How Are Dewatering Dumpsters Built?
Depending on your job specifications, sludge holding tanks are generally custom built to meet the needs and expectations of your application. They generally range in size from 10-yard models to impressive 60-yard beasts that can handle any size job. Since they will be taking both solid and liquid waste, sludge dewatering tanks must be manufactured from the highest quality steel materials to withstand years of continued use.
Dewatering Container Dual Shell & Perforated Steel Basket Design
Sludge dewatering boxes are two containers in one. The inner perforated steel basket separates the liquid from the solid waste material. The 6” separation from the shell and basket allows the liquid to drain without hindrance. Sludge storage tanks also feature heavy-duty slider-style hinges and a sealed latch lift handle that help pull the tailgate tight to the container to give it a watertight seal.
Dewatering Dumpster Fittings & Custom Options
Dewatering sludge holding tanks are manufactured to meet your application needs. Depending on your application, several unique fitting and custom options can be implemented to meet your specific requirements.
Fittings & Caps
- Pipe and nipple caps
- Brass lever valves
- Blind flanges
- Dust caps
- Threaded flanges
- Butterfly valves
- Splash plates
- Full pivoting lids
- Double rolling roof
- Sight glass
- Liner hooks
- Epoxy coating
- Vacuum tank
What Applications Utilize Dewatering Sludge Containers?
Sludge storage tanks are regularly used by waste industries worldwide. Application dependent, the operator can either take the separated materials container to a secondary location or drain the liquid back to its source before making a final landfill dump. While most dewatering containers drain the fluids from sludge, grease trap waste, septic waste, and similar waste applications, they are also used to separate clean water from unwanted sediments. Industries that use sludge dewatering boxes include:
- Water filtration
- Oil and gas
- Environmental remediation
- Wastewater treatment plants
Sludge Containers & Clean Water Act (CWA) Initiatives
Over the last several years, stricter guidelines within the Clean Water Act (CWA) have increased the use of sludge dewatering tanks on job sites. The CWA mandates that excess liquid must be drained from solid waste before permanent landfill storage. This process provides a two-factor beneficial payout. Environmental waste tanks help prevent hazardous waste from entering clean water reservoirs while decreasing container payloads, providing cost-saving benefits.
EMP is Your Trusted Resource for Environmental Dewatering Dumpsters
In the market for a high-quality environmental waste box? EMP has you covered. Our partners are the industry’s most recognized and dependable sludge holding tank manufacturers in the industry.
Whether your project requires a standard or customized sludge dewatering container, EMP provides the resources you need to make an informed decision. Contact us with any questions, and we’ll be happy to assist.