19 Dec

Mechanical treatment complex based on EKOTON equipment (WWTP, Siofok, Hungary)

A set of equipment produced by EKOTON includes coarse and fine sewage mechanized screens, screw compacting press (SCP) and a tangential grit chamber which has proven itself to be highly efficient for wastewater treatment.

Lake Balaton – the biggest fresh water body in the Central Europe. On its southern shore the small resort town of Siófok is located, where in June 2016 a new municipal wastewater treatment plant has been put into operation. The project was financed as a part of Környezet és Energia Operatív Program (KEOP) with European Union funding.

A set of equipment produced by EKOTON includes coarse and fine sewage mechanized screens and a screw compacting press (SCP) as well as a tangential grit chamber which has proven itself to be highly efficient for wastewater treatment.

The mechanical treatment complex consists of two separate lines. Domestic wastewater from the town is fed to the first one. It passes through the huge 11 meter high rake bar screen, which removes large screenings. Then wastewater is pumped to step screens with 3 millimeter mesh openings, which extract the smallest particles that can disable the entire treatment plant if they get on the next treatment stages. Generated sewage sludge is fed to screw compacting press which thickens it and significantly reduces transportation costs.

Sewage from cesspool trucks is fed on the second line, where in the screw compacting press it is flushed, pressed and transported to the waste container for small and medium screenings. Perforated case of the screw compacting press with fine openings can extract even such hard to extract contaminants as hair. Then, mechanically treated wastewater is fed to the tangential grit chamber, where the sand is separated due to tangential fluid movement.

A similar technological scheme can be implemented on sewage wastewater treatment facilities with a similar characteristic of wastewater incoming.