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Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) Selects Dewatering Equipment Based On Cost Effectiveness and Odor Control

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The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority located in Michigan performed an intensive study of dewatering technology to determine what type of equipment to purchase. The authority set up a committee that included authority personnel from wastewater operations, maintenance department and engineering. The committee voted on all the issues involved in the dewatering project. The study included pilot testing a belt filter press and a centrifuge at the plant, visiting numerous installations and meeting with many different vendors.

The following paper goes through these topics in detail:

Research process: The main areas for evaluation were performance and odor containment

Pilot testing results: Ran pilot tests with belt filter presses and centrifuges and compared the results against their installed plate & frame presses

Purchasing steps and final decisio

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2000-01-01

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