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
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