Ehekirchen, Germany, 3 December 2013 – Epuramat, specialist in mobile and compact wastewater treatment systems, installed a new pre-treatment unit on the Ehekirchen municipal wastewater treatment plant, in Germany. The purpose is to make a long-term trial of this solution in view of the future expansion of the plant.

Building a new wastewater treatment plant, or increasing an existing one, often turns out to be difficult, whether it is for cost, available space or construction time reasons. Municipalities being faced with this kind of problems have to consider alternative solutions.

The Municipality of Ehekirchen in Germany plans in the short term to extend its municipal wastewater treatment plant. During the feasibility phase and the research of technical solutions, the Municipality had the opportunity to test the ExSep®, an Epuramat’s patented technology for solid-liquid separation. In view of the efficiency of these trials made with an ExSep® 1000 (1-meter diameter), the municipality has decided to integrate this primary treatment technology together with a sludge dewatering unit in its wastewater treatment plant expansion project.

For this purpose, Epuramat implemented and commissioned a wastewater primary treatment system, composed of two ExSep® 2000 (2-meter diameter) as pre-treatment and a sludge dewatering unit using no chemicals fully integrated in a 20 ft standard container. The complete system is designed for remote control. This compact and modular solution replaces conventional sedimentation tanks as well as fat and sand traps, and allows treating up to 40 m³ per hour.

This system will be used for a one-year trial period in cooperation with water authority in charge (Wasserwirtschaftsamt), at the end of which it is planned to be implemented as a permanent pre-treatment solution for the new wastewater treatment plant. Thanks to this highly efficient primary treatment system, the subsequent biological treatment steps will be relieved and will thus be designed more compactly, resulting in significant savings for the Municipality of Ehekirchen, both in terms of construction and operation costs.

You can find here an article from concerning the implementation of this pre-treatment system in Ehekirchen: "Frischer Wind am Absetzbecken"

About Epuramat

Founded in 2005 in Luxembourg, Epuramat S.A. provides compact, energy-efficient and mainly chemicals-free water and wastewater treatment solutions. Its patented ExSep® (Extreme-Separator) pre-treatment solution uses fluid dynamics, to separate solid matter from liquid, enabling wastewater to be more easily and more efficiently processed or recycled. Epuramat systems can be used in a variety of municipal and industrial applications, including treating sewage from remote communities for direct discharge into sensitive aquifers; separating oil from water; treating industrial water for re-use; and treating digestate resulting from biogas plants. The Epuramat plants are currently in operation in Europe, the US and Canada.

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