Dewatering, Thickening & Composting Equipment Case Studies

3DP belt press with piped away filtrate for de-watering water treatment residuals
3DP Belt Press

Ogden Water Treatment Plant

The Ogden Water Treatment Plant enhanced dewatering efficiency by replacing a screw press with a 1.5m 3DP Belt Press in 2019, doubling capacity, achieving over 30% discharge cake solids, 95% solids capture, halving operating time, and reducing polymer consumption by over 80%.

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compost agitator featuring tooth drum
Composting

COMPO Regional Food & Green Waste Composting Center

The $42M CAD Compo-Haut-Richelieu Composting Center, operational since September 2023, efficiently processes organic materials, utilizing concrete bays, BDP agitators, and a brown bin program, allowing small inorganics like plastic film to pass through without disruption.

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In-vessel composting facility seen from outside
Biodrying

Tianjin Biosolids & Agricultural Byproducts

Commencing operations in 2012, the Tianjin compost facility has the distinction of being the first facility to combine BDP’s agitated bay technology with BacTee’s negative aeration system for the bays.

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birds eye view of Rikers Island, home to a BDP in-vessel composting system
Composting

Rikers Island Food and Green Waste Facility

The Riker's Island Correctional Facility Compost facility, operating since 1996 with BDP technology, composts food scraps and yard trimmings, serving as NYC's smallest facility with two bays, one agitator, and a traditional biofilter for odor control. The finished compost supports organic farming training at RICF and NYC parks.

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2 dual 4x10 rotary drum thickeners for thickening residuals
Rotary Drum Thickener

Milford Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant

Milford, MA Wastewater Treatment Plant chose the BDP Rotary Drum Thickener for cost-effective sludge handling, achieving over 6.0% thickness since August 2019 with enclosed units for clean operation and odor control.

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Agitator at the end of bay in composting facility
Composting

City of Bennington, VT

The compost facility officially went back into service on August 28th, 2019 and has since been generating a Class A compost that the City utilizes on its own projects.

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2 30 inch screw presses for de-watering
DSP Screw Press

Christian County Water Reclamation District

The facility started looking for replacement dewatering equipment that would offer better solids containment and ease of access for maintenance. BDP provided a Screw Press with high discharge cake solids, unattended operation, completely integrated system, low maintenance and the equipment reliability and customer service that BDP is known for providing.

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1 meter enclosed gravity belt thickener, skid mounted
Gravity Belt Thickener

Newtown Creek WWTP

BDP Industries' Enclosed Gravity Belt Thickener (EGBT) stands out for its exceptional performance, high solids capture, and low maintenance costs Used in the Newtown Creek WWTP where it achieved a remarkable 90%+ solids capture rate and reduced electrical power requirements by 95%.

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4x10 rotary drum thickener with control panel and flocculation tank
Rotary Drum Thickener

Peppers Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority

In 2017, Peppers Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority upgraded solids handling with two BDP Rotary Drum Thickeners, chosen for their simple design, low maintenance, odor control, and reliability, achieving a 95% solids capture on blended waste streams with a TWAS of 6-7%.

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3DP belt press highlighting control panel
3DP Belt Press

Town of Hillsborough Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Town of Hillsborough Wastewater Treatment Plant chose a Dual Mode 3DP Belt Press for their thickening and dewatering needs. The town was interested in this technology due to the savings in upfront capital cost and lower O&M costs due to less ancillary equipment.

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Trailer mounted 3DP belt press outside
3DP Belt Press

Nashville Metro’s Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

In May 2010, Tennessee was hit with a 1,000 year flood. At Nashville Metro’s Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, many buildings flooded, including the dewatering building that housed four 2.2-meter belt filter presses. Emergency dewatering services were provided with belt presses on mobile trailers.

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2 18 inch screw presses with discharge conveyor
DSP Screw Press

Suffern Wastewater Treatment Facility

Suffern, NY upgraded its wastewater dewatering with BDP Screw Press, achieving high discharge solids (23-30%) and 200% increased throughput using pre-thickeners.

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