Reducing the volume of suspended solids in your liquid waste can prevent your operating charges from mounting up.
Releasing suspended solids into the environment is harmful to plant and animal life. Disposing of higher volumes of suspended solids increases operating charges. Over time, solids will gradually silt up drains, adding to treatment costs.
It might be higher operating costs that first alert you to an issue. Or you may notice drains that are increasingly slow to clear or stop working altogether. If blockages occur, you’ll need to budget for a private contractor to clean drains.
If effluent samples fail to meet suspended solids consent levels, you could also face additional charges from Scottish Water.
If your liquid waste contains suspended solids, Business Stream can help you to keep operations flowing smoothly. We’ll begin by carrying out a waste minimisation survey to see where processes might be improved.
We can install solids capture devices like drain guards and catch baskets to separate suspended solids from waste water. These devices are emptied at regular intervals.
Before liquid waste water enters the settlement tank, it will pass through a series of filters to catch solids. Sludge settles on the bottom of the settlement tank while fats rise to the surface. Most suspended solids will be pumped away following this stage, but a final pass through a filtration system will remove any solids that are left.
Business Stream offers trade effluent plant hire – so you needn’t invest in permanent plant for a temporary fix. If your needs are ongoing, we can design, operate, build and pilot an on-site treatment plant to take care of suspended solids removal.