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Environmental

Technology
On A Global Scale

The Quality
Company
Worldwide

$$# The Quality Company Worldwide


As a quality conscious manufacturer
Huber made the decision many
years ago to process only stainless
steel and has over all these years
gathered an extensive knowledge in
the manufacturing of stainless steel
machines and plants for both the
water and wastewater sector.

The Hans Huber AG, headquarters


in Berching, Germany, is an active
worldwide company within the eld
of water, wastewater and sludge
treatment.
The Huber headquarters in Berching
with 400 employees develop and
manufacture products, plan projects
and work up system solutions for
municipalities and industries along
with site specic tailored solutions for
water quality improvement.

As a result of the continuous


improvement of its products and new
development of customer or market
requirement-oriented machines and
plants, Huber is now able to offer a
full range of products for the complete
water sector and worldwide market.

Founded more than 130 years ago,


Huber presently supports its customers
in more than 50 countries through
its own subsidiaries, ofces or
representatives who provide innovative
technologies and comprehensive
support and experience within the
experience and expertise to suit the
requirements in the elds of water and
sludge treatment. This family owned
company utilises at its headquarters
its modern production facilities
where a wide range of machines and
plants for the international markets
are manufactured using the most
advanced manufacturing technology
coupled with highly qualied
employees.

This brochure provides a general


overview of the Huber products and
their potential applications.
More detailed literature is of course
available for each product and
application on www.huber.de or will
be mailed if requested. If you wish to
discuss your requests in detail then
competent HUBER specialists are
available for advice and support.

$$# Fields of Activity


Mechanical wastewater screening
Screens with a large range of bar spacings for any ow rate and installation
requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Fine screening
New and improved screens for new wastewater
treatment concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Screenings treatment
Optimal screenings treatment tailored to the
specic site requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Grit separation
Well-proven and innovative plants for a wide range
of applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Grit treatment
Integrated treatment systems allowing for grit recycling
reducing disposal costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Sewer system management and stormwater treatment
Machines and system solutions for application in combined and
separated sewer systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Sludge treatment
Machines and systems for sludge screening, thickening, dewatering,
drying available for any application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Sedimentation
Optimised inlet and outlet systems for sedimentation tanks

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Filtration
Continuous sand ltration for advanced wastewater treatment

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Membrane technology
Innovative at membranes either rotating or stationary
membrane plates for new ways of biological wastewater treatment

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Decentralised wastewater and stormwater treatment


Decentralised solutions using innovative technology,
suitable for individual households, hotels, small residential estates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Reuse of wastewater and entrained nutrients
Concepts and products for water and nutrient recycling

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Drinking water treatment


Complete solutions for drinking water recovery from
surface water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
System solutions for industrial applications
Individually developed treatment concepts using well-proven
HUBER products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Stainless steel products
A variety of stainless steel products for drinking water treatment,
storage, supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Global service
Worldwide service for a prolonged product life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


Screens for any application
Mechanical treatment is indispensable
as the rst process step of preliminary
treatment for both municipal and
industrial wastewater applications.
Initially coarse material has to
be removed in order to protect
subsequent treatment stages against
damage/pollution or to relieve them.
The goal is usually to completely
separate oating, settling and
suspended material, dependent upon
the bar spacing or perforation, and
remove the material from the ow into
a container.

Coarse screen

Based on the ROTAMAT principle


of screening washing transport
dewatering within one unit a complete
ROTAMAT family was developed
and then successfully launched
within the worldwide wastewater
treatment market. In recent years the
STEP SCREEN family and now the
MAX family have been added to
complement the range. The HUBER
screening range therefore comprises of
a range of screen systems and enables
us to offer the perfect solution for

Fine screen

Perforated plate screen

# any site specic installation


conditions
# any ow rate
# any bar spacing

Mesh screen
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$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


A further application for these units is
river and sea outfalls which frequently
only have coarse mechanical screening
installed but feel it will increasingly
become more common and important
to reduce the COD/BOD concentration
of the wastewater discharged into the
receiving water course. These new
ne screens within a single process
step can remove undegradable
toilet and plastic particles along with
organic material contained within
the wastewater. By application of
this new technology a high degree
of environmental protection can
therefore be achieved at a reasonable
cost. For further improvement of the
screens efciency precipitants and
coagulants can be added which have
the effect that dissolved and very ne
particles contained in the wastewater
are converted into separable particles
to enable the lterable solids to be
reduced by up to 95%, COD/BOD by
65% and phosphorus by 60%. With
many regions within the world with
no wastewater treatment plants, or
insufcient wastewater treatment
plants, ne screening can be a rst and
quick step in the right direction.

The development of ner


screens opens up new elds of
application
The development of very ne screens
for separation of ner particles
opens up new elds of application
in wastewater treatment. For the
recently introduced new type of
membrane bioreactors within the
market an improved performance is
required to ensure reliable separation
of hairs and brous material to allow
the membrane process to function
effectively.

$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


HUBER ClimbMax Screen
# Sturdy construction,
operationally reliable,
minimum maintenance
# Easy-to-retrot into existing
channels
# Available as front or back
cleaned screen
# No submerged moving parts
# Bar spacing:
Front cleaned sceen > 6 mm
Back cleaned screen > 15 mm
ClimbMax Screen a well-proven solution for
large ows

HUBER RakeMax Screen


# High screenings discharge
capacity
# Low headloss
# Low installation height above
ground level particularly
relevant for deep channels
# Control-independent safety
system
# Bar spacing > 6 mm

RakeMax Screen sturdy construction,


reliable operation

$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


HUBER Belt Screen EscaMax
# High separation efciency
due to its two-dimensional
perforated screening elements
# Compact design
# Easy-to-retrot into existing
channels
# Ideally suited for deep
channels with high water
levels
# Perforation > 2 mm
HUBER Belt Screen EscaMax versatile inlet
screen

Screening of large volumes of wastewater SGAM


# Treatment of dry weather
and average ow by the main
screen
# Activation of the bypass
screen at a predetermined
high ow level
# Reduced settling processes
due to optimised ow
conditions
# Specically suited for sea and
river outfall applications
Combination of different screening systems
for optimised treatment of large volumes of
wastewater

$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


ROTAMAT Fine Screen Ro 1
# Screenings removal, transport,
washing, dewatering and
compaction
# With integrated screenings
press
# With integrated screenings
washing system (IRGA)
# Enforced cleaning by the
action of a rotating rake
# Bar spacing > 6 mm

ROTAMAT Fine Screen Ro 1 for installation in


a channel or container

ROTAMAT Wedge Section Screen Ro 2


# Screenings removal, transport,
washing, dewatering and
compaction
# With integrated screenings
press
# With integrated screenings
washing system (IRGA)
# Bar spacing:
Wedge wire basket
(0.5 6 mm)
Perforated plate basket
(2 6 mm)

ROTAMAT Wedge Section Screen Ro 2


Maximum possible screen basket diameter: 3 m

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$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


STEP SCREEN Flexible SSF
# Cost-efcient screenings
removal and transport
# High separation efciency
# Easy-to-retrot into existing
channels without the need to
modify the channel
# Optional pivoting
arrangement for maintenance
purposes
# Slot width: 3 / 6 mm
STEP SCREEN Flexible SSF the original

STEP SCREEN Vertical SSV


# For high discharge heights
and deep channels
# Space-saving installation with
an installation angle of 75
# For high throughputs
# Optional pivoting
arrangement for maintenance
purposes
# Slot width: 3 / 6 mm

STEP SCREEN Vertical SSV the next step

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$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


ROTAMAT Micro Strainer Ro 9
# Screenings removal, transport,
washing, dewatering and
compaction
# With integrated screenings
press
# With integrated screenings
washing system (IRGA)
# XL-version with an extended
screen basket for a higher
throughput
# Economy version Ro 9Ec
# Bar spacing 0.5 6 mm
# Perforation 3 6 mm

ROTAMAT Micro Strainer Ro 9 the costefcient solution for small works

ROTAMAT Drum Screen Ro 13


# Screenings removal, transport,
washing, dewatering and
compaction
# With integrated screenings
press
# Ideal for pump feed due to its
compact design
# Bar spacing 3 6 mm

ROTAMAT Drum Screen Ro 13

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$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


ROTAMAT Sludge Acceptance Plant Ro 3
# Mechanical treatment of
septic sludge with ROTAMAT
Fine Screen Ro 1 or
ROTAMAT Micro Strainer
Ro 9
# With integrated screenings
press
# With integrated screenings
washing system (IRGA)

ROTAMAT Sludge Acceptance Plant Ro 3


a worldwide well-proven solution

# Optional as a complete plant


Ro 3.3 with integrated grit
trap

ROTAMAT Screw Conveyor Ro 8 / Ro 8t


# Screw conveyors with
customised design and
manufacture
# Available as a closed pipe
conveyor (Ro 8) or screw
trough conveyor (Ro 8t)

ROTAMAT Screw Conveyor Ro 8 / Ro 8t,


applicable for any type of screenings transport

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$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


ROTAMAT Membrane Screen RoMem
# For removal of brous
material and hairs
# Increased operational stability
of membrane bioreactors
# Ideal for installation into
existing channels
# Screening, (washing if
required), compaction and
transport of screenings in one
unit
# Mesh size 0.5 1.0 mm
ROTAMAT Membrane Screen size 1400 with
1 mm mesh size

ROTAMAT Rotary Drum Screen RoMesh


# For a ne, specied separation
size
# For removal of hairs, bres
and ne suspended material
# Reduction of COD/BOD
in river and sea outfall
applications
# Increased performance with
precipitation and occulation
# Mesh size 0.2 1.0 mm
# Perforation up to 6 mm

ROTAMAT Rotary Drum Screen RoMesh for


0.2 to 1.0 mm mesh size

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$$# Mechanical Wastewater Treatment


ROTAMAT Pipestrainer
# Pressure ltration of small
municipal and industrial
wastewater ows of
up to 5 l/s
# Designed for installation into
pressure lines
# Small space requirements
# No wash water required due
to mechanical screen surface
cleaning
ROTAMAT Pipestrainer for wastewater ows
up to 5 l/s

# Bar spacing from 0.2 to 1 mm,


or 3.0 mm perforation

RoDisc Micro Screen


# Disc lter for micro screening
of ne suspended material
prior to discharge into the
receiving water course
# Ideal for screening of residues
from secondary clarication
tanks and for river and sea
outfall applications
# Low headloss
# Reduced wastewater costs
# Throughput capacity of up to
1500 m3/h, mesh size 10 m
or bigger

RoDisc Micro Screen

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$$# Screenings Treatment


and press type a weight and volume
reduction of up to 80 % can be
achieved.

Screenings are normally produced


by screens in waste treatment
plants (wastewater treatment
plants, pumping stations, etc.) and
predominantly consist of material
similar to domestic waste, faeces,
paper and mineral materials.

The weight reduction reduces the


screenings disposal volume and has
thus a direct impact on screenings
disposal costs.

The screenings volume produced is


dependent upon the separation size
of the screen, the sewer system and
the preceding pumping stations. The
water content of municipal screenings
varies between 75 % and 90 %,
depending upon the type of screen
used whilst the organics contained
within the screenings amount on
average to approx. 90 % of the dry
residue [DR]. Due to the very high
water content, the very heterogenous
composition and unanesthetic
appearance screenings must be
pretreated prior to disposal. The best
pretreatment systems are screenings
wash presses that wash out faeces and
suspended organic material through
addition of wash water and mechanical
energy.

Unwashed screenings

As a result, a BOD5 load increase of


up to 6 % at the inlet to the biological
treatment stage can be expected. After
washing, the screenings are compacted
to achieve a signicant reduction of
the water content within the washed
screenings and due to the washout of
faeces screenings dewatering is often
signicantly improved. Dependent
upon the selected washing process

Washed screenings
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$$# Screenings Treatment


Integrated screenings washing system (IRGA)
# Suitable for integration into
any type of ROTAMAT screen
# Increased dewatering
efciency of the ROTAMAT
screen to 40 % DR
# Easy to retrot
# High efciency

Screenings Wash Press WAP


# Screenings Wash Press for any
application
# Dewatering efciency up to
45 % DR
# Throughput capacity up
to 12 m3/h
# Completely manufactured in
stainless steel

Screenings Wash Press WAP installed after a


STEP SCREEN

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$$# Screenings Treatment


Screenings Wash Press WAP/HP
# With automatically controlled
conical high pressure unit
# Dewatering performance up
to 55 % DR
# Robust construction
# Minimised wear due to the
use of wear-resistant materials

The optimal pressure ensures continuously high


DR contents

Screenings Wash Press WAP/SL


# Within the wash zone the
screenings are exposed to a
very turbulent wash water
ow.
# High degree of cleaning of
screenings
# Also suitable for launder
channel feed
# Dewatering performance up
to 50 % DR
Screenings Wash Press WAP/SL for high
cleanliness of screenings

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$$# Screenings Treatment


Screenings Wash Press WAP/SL/HP
# Screenings wash press with
a very turbulent wash water
ow and automatically
controlled conical high
pressure unit
# Dewatering performance up
to 60 % DR
# Weight reduction up to 85 %
# Increase of the thermal value
of screenings
Optimal cleanliness and dewatering of
screenings in one unit

Screenings disinfection

1.
screenings
washing

# Hygienic, odour-free
screenings

2.
screenings
dewatering with
pressure

# Proportional lime dosage


# Safe handling

3.
screenings
loosening

4.
lime dosing

# Dewatering performance up
to 55 % DR
5.
lime mixing

6.
screenings
storage

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$$# Grit Separation


For the reason of operating reliability
of wastewater treatment plants it is
necessary to separate the grit transported with the wastewater and other
mineral materials (approx. 60 l / 1000
m3 of wastewater) from the digestible
organic material.

Due to the signicant organics content


within the classied grit longitudinal
grit traps they are today additionally
aerated to at least partly avoid the
settling of organic material within
the grit trap and will cause oating
material (grease) to rise to the surface.
According to Kalbskopf, aerated grit
traps are generally laid out on the basis
of the residence time of wastewater
within the grit trap. However, even
aerated grit traps are unable to ensure
reliable separation of grit from organics and this can only be achieved and
guaranteed by well performing grit
washing plants.

Grit separation from wastewater can


prevent operational problems, such as
grit sedimentation (in aeration tanks
and digestors), increased wear of
equipment (pumps or stirrers), blockages (hoppers or pipelines) along with
wear reduction of mechanical equipment (e.g. a centrifuge, etc.).
The aim for the system is to separate
as much as possible of the grit and
inorganic material up to 0.20 mm grain
diameter whilst at the same time separate the mineral and organic particles
within the grit trap.
The grit separating systems utilised
today are divided into longitudinal
grit traps, circular grit traps and vortex grit traps, dependent upon their
design and process layout, and each
will separate the grit either by gravity
(longitudinal grit traps) or centrifugal
force (circular and vortex grit traps). For
longitudinal grit removal scrapers or
screw conveyors are frequently utilised
with solids removal in the subsequent
course of the process by a pump, grit
classier or integrated grit classifying
screw.

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$$# Grit Separation


ROTAMAT Complete Plant Ro 5
# 0.5 10 mm screening plant
# Longitudinal grit trap for a
separation efciency of
90 % / 0.20 mm
# With aeration and grease trap
# For ow rates up to 220 l/s
# Longitudinal grit trap as an
option
# Cross ow lamella separator
as an option
Complete mechanical wastewater treatment in
one unit

ROTAMAT Complete Plant Ro 5HD


# Well-proven mechanical
preliminary treatment
components
# High grit removal efciency
# With aeration and separate
grit trap
# Compact, space-saving unit
# For ow rates up to 160 l/s

ROTAMAT Complete Plant Ro 5HD with


Hydro Duct

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$$# Grit Separation


COANDA Complete Plant Ro 5C
# Wastewater ne screening,
screenings treatment, grit
removal and grit classication
in one unit
# Compact, space-saving unit
# Complete odour containment
# Maximum throughput: 25 l/s

Complete mechanical preliminary treatment


unit for small wastewater treatment plants

ROTAMAT Mini Complete Plant MiniCop


# Cost-efcient screenings and
grit removal with a compact,
space-saving unit
# For wastewater treatment
plants up to 500 PE (or ow
rates up to 5 l/s)
# Completely enclosed, odourfree plant

ROTAMAT Mini Complete Plant MiniCop

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$$# Grit Separation


ROTAMAT Circular Grit Trap HRSF
# Available as a prefabricated
tank or in concrete tank
design
# High separation efciency
through rotation/agitation of
the wastewater
# Small space requirement
# Optional grease removal
# For ow rates up to 140 l/s

ROTAMAT Circular Grit Trap HRSF in operation

ROTAMAT Circular Grit Trap VORMAX


# Concrete Tank design
# High separation efciency
through rotation/agitation of
the wastewater
# Small space requirement
# For ow rates up to 3000 l/s

System drawing of a ROTAMAT Circular Grit


Trap VORMAX

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$$# Grit Treatment


reduces both the disposal costs whilst
providing a secondary raw material as
a by product which can be reused and
recycled.

Grit and mineral material from


wastewater treatment plants or sewer
and road cleaning is very variable
and can either be more or less
contaminated with organic particles
or other foreign matter similar to
domestic waste. Such contamination
within the heterogeneous mixture
results in a relatively low dry substance
content [DR], ranging between 40 %
and 70 %, and in a relatively high loss
on ignition [GV] in the range of 10-80
%. The purpose of a well performing
grit treatment system is removal of
grit up to 0.20 mm grain size and
subsequent separation of the valuable
recyclable grit and mineral fraction
from the contamination material. The
end product of grit treatment should
be regarded as a valuable product with
a low loss on ignition (< 3 %) and a
high DR (> 90 %). Grit treatment thus

As the composition of the polluted


grit to be treated can be vary greatly,
depending on its source of production,
the decision on which is the best suited
treatment system is the deciding factor
at the concept planning of a treatment
plant.

Treatment of grit from


wastewater treatment plants
If the grit to be treated is material from
the grit trap of a wastewater treatment
plant, the best worldwide proven
solution is the HUBER Grit Washing
Plant. The HUBER Grit Washing Plant
ensures that the organics within the
grit are washed out to such a degree
that the treated grit has a loss on
ignition of below 3 %, which allows
low-cost grit disposal or direct reuse of
the resultant grit.
Many countries meanwhile also
have legislation in place that denes
the requirements for washed grit.
In practice however, not only the
effective separation of organic and
mineral material is decisive, but also
the retention of ne grit. The HUBER
Grit Washing Plant takes this fact into
account.

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Treatment of grit from sewers


and road refuse

If the external supply and treatment


of the wash water required for grit
treatment cannot be provided, an
additional wash water treatment
unit can be offered as an option for
recycling of the water necessary.

Grit from sewers or road pits or


road refuse requires individually
designed grit treatment systems.
Depending on the system capacity,
input material composition, requested
material output, etc., the treatment
technology has to be tailored to meet
these specic requirements such as
the following main process steps:
acceptance tank, foreign matter
separation, wash drum for preclassication, grit washing plant for
separation of organic material.

On the basis of its wealth of worldwide


experience in developing complete
grit treatment systems, HUBER is able
to provide a tailored concept for each
individual grit treatment project.

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$$# Grit Treatment


COANDA Grit Classier RoSF 3
# High separation efciency
98 % / 0.20 mm
# Reduced removal of organics
due to automatic non
powered aeration system
# No bearing shells or guide
bars
# Completely manufactured in
stainless steel

COANDA Grit Classier RoSF 3 installed after


the grit trap channel

COANDA Grit Washing Plant RoSF 4


# High separation efciency
95 % / 0.20 mm
# Organic rate in washed grit
< 3 % (loss on ignition)
# Suitable for pre-classied grit
from sewage treatment plants
# Throughput up to 3 t/h
# 1000 reference installations
# Low disposal costs

Innovative technology:
COANDA Grit Washing Plants

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$$# Grit Treatment


ROTAMAT Wash Drum RoSF 9
# Raw material dosing by means
of a horizontal or vertical
screw
# Wear-free coarse material
removal (10 mm dia.)
# High mineral yield
# High solids throughput
capacity

Grit treatment system for contaminated grit

ROTAMAT Drum Separator RoSF 8 VT


# Reliable treatment system for
small volumes of grit from
sewer systems or wastewater
treatment plants
# Acceptance tank and drum
lter are one unit
# Cost-efcient solution
# Maximum possible separation
size: 35 mm

Coarse material separation directly over the grit


washing plant

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$$# Sewer System Management and


Stormwater Treatment
Equipment and system solutions for application in combined and
separated sewer systems
overow sill. In order to achieve the
maximum possible solids retention,
each plant is individually tailored to
optimally suit site specic hydraulic and
constructional conditions. With its vast
reference list HUBER has attained the
experience and knowledge to handle
any application and situation that may
arise throughout the world.

Advanced combined and stormwater


treatment in municipal combined
sewers is a main issue with regard
to sustainable environmental and
water protection. The building of
new wastewater treatment plants
and the upgrading or refurbishing
continuous wastewater discharges
has signicantly increased the quality
of many watercourses. Despite all of
these efforts however, there are still
ecological problems caused by oating
and coarse material discharged from
the sewer system into the waters in a
stormwater overow discharge event
in both a combined and separated
sewer system. For the purpose of
specic environmental protection
appropriate measures will have to
be taken in future to minimise these
problems.

Cleaning of stormwater
retention tanks
To maintain the performance of
stormwater storage basins, sewers
or sewers with storage capacity and
overow, it is necessary to provide
suitable cleaning systems in order for
these facilities to, eliminate odours
caused by biogas production and
prevent biological activity of the mainly
organic substances in the sediment of
the sewer or tank bottom which could
become an increasing health risk.

Combined water screening


HUBER screening plants prevent
the oating and/or coarse material
passing from the sewer system into
watercourses. The HUBER systems
available differ in their type of
screening elements (bar screen or
perforated plate) and their installation
position that can be on or behind the

The most efcient, reliable and costeffective cleaning method available


is sewer ushing. The HUBER Tipping
Buckets SK with their mature design
have over the years been well proven
for their efciency in the cleaning of
storage tanks.

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Sewer ushing system

a constant design retention level


in combination with a screen. In
addition to the high economic benet
achieved by reduced investment
costs for storage structures the
environmental burden can signicantly
be minimised by using a screening
plant whilst the operational behaviour
of storage structures is also gaining
in importance. Measuring devices
are therefore required at overow
sills for accurate measurement of the
screened combined water overow.
The combination of measuring
equipment with a screening plant had
been previously impossible but is now
no longer a problem with the Huber
system available which is a favourably
priced and efcient solution for any
application.

An innovative sewer ushing system


with patented gates has been
developed for sewers, and sewers
with storage capacity and overow.
This system includes for the option
for sewer network control and sewer
storage capacity activation.

Constant design retention level


Another main product line available
is the economical and intelligent
HUBER system solutions for combined
and stormwater treatment. Against
the background that investment and
operating costs need to be reduced, it
is imperative to utilise unused storage
potentials through maintenance of

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$$# Sewer System Management and


Stormwater Treatment
ROTAMAT Storm Screen for stormwater discharges RoK 1
# Automatically cleaned
screens for storm-water tanks
overow and storm-water
channels
# High solids retention by
means of two-dimensional
screening
# Low headloss
# Problem-free retrotting into
existing structures
# Standard perforation 6 mm
ROTAMAT Storm Screen RoK 1 installed
behind an overow sill

ROTAMAT Storm Screen for stormwater discharges RoK 2


# Automatically cleaned screens
for storm-water tanks with
overow and storm-water
channels
# Possibility to completely
submerge the screen
# Retention of all screenings on
the foul water side
# The perfect solution for
discharges with limited
upstream head requirements
# Standard perforation 6 mm

ROTAMAT Storm Screen RoK 2 installed


in front of an overow sill

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$$# Sewer System Management and


Stormwater Treatment
HUBER High Performance Flow Screen HSW
# Horizontal bar screen with the
well-proven 4 mm bar spacing
# Reliable retention of oating
and coarse material
# Automatically controlled
screen surface cleaning
through optimised cleaning
tines
# Integrated screening chamber
with innovative automatic
ushing gates
Horizontal Flow Screen for screening on the sill
of the structure

ROTAMAT Screen for pumping stations RoK 4


# Compact vertical screening,
lifting and compaction within
a single unit
# Prevention of potential
blockages in headworks and
pumping stations
# Ideal for deep pump wells
# Integrated bottom step to
prevent sedimentation
# Standard perforation 6 mm
Optional outdoor installation with frost
protection

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$$# Sewer System Management and


Stormwater Treatment
HUBER Tipping Buckets SK
# Low-cost, efcient tank
cleaning system
# Well-proven, reliable cleaning
system
# Prevention of putrefaction
and odour nuisance
# Powerful, long ushes due to
the optimised trough shape

Reliable tank cleaning by means of the wellproven ushing system

HUBER Sewer Flushing System for sewers and sewers with storage
capacity and overow
# Allows cleaning of very long
sewers
# Innovative gate sealing
without frame and step of
invert
# Self-cleaning ap gate
# Utilisation of unused storage
capacity
# Optional sewer network
management
# Applicable for any sewer
prole

Cleaning of sewers and sewers with storage


capacity and overow

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$$# Sewer System Management and


Stormwater Treatment
HUBER system solutions
# Improved protection of
receiving water courses due
to the utilisation of sewer
storage capacities with prescreening
# Reduced discharge volumes
and frequency
# Reduced building costs due
to the utilisation of unused
storage capacity

HUBER screening plants with a combined


storage element

# Prevention of back-ooding
into the sewer network

HUBER system solutions


# Discharge volume
measurement with prescreening
# Measurement of specied
parameters of discharge
events
# Verication and monitoring of
discharge volumes with regard
to wastewater discharge fees

Discharge volume measurement with


ROTAMAT Storm Screen RoK 2 and gauging
weir

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# Co-ordination of information
regarding servicing, operation
and maintenance of overow
structures

$$# Sludge Treatment


The main waste within a municipal
wastewater treatment plant is the
sewage sludge that is produced by
mechanical, biological and chemical
wastewater treatment. The sewage
sludge volume produced is dependent
upon the treatment systems utilised
and on how many households are
connected to the treatment plant.
This gure will differ dependent upon
the country and even the difference
between urban and rural areas.

Recently it has been noted that this


particular disposal route is not as safe
as has been assumed for a long time
as even when disposal to agricultural
land takes place within the limits of
legislation, accumulation of heavy
metals in the soil can be observed.
Additionally, sewage sludge contains
various endocrine substances, the
content of which differs and the
spreading of sewage sludge onto
agricultural land will lead to serious
loading of the soil with endocrine
substances.

The amount of sludge produced


further depends upon the composition
of the wastewater to be treated and
the applicable treatment systems and
of course their performance.

As the new legislation requires a


maximum loss on ignition of 5%
for residues, landlling of untreated
sewage sludge will no longer be
possible. If the dried sewage sludge
is incinerated, then the produced
energy can be utilised for drying, as
the thermal value of the dried sludge is
similar to that of brown coal.

It can be assessed at approx. 20


45 kg DS per year, according to the
individual country.
There are several sludge properties that
are signicant for the sludge treatment
costs. The water content plays an
important role as it determines the
sludge quality and thus the applicable
transport facilities required and
associated disposal costs along with
the dry residue which varies depending
upon the type of sludge and the sludge
treatment method applicable.

HUBER offers the complete program of


sludge treatment equipment.

Screening Thickening
Dewatering Drying
From One Source

The chemical composition of the


sludge is also dependent upon the
wastewater quality and treatment
method. Of particular importance is
the heavy metal content as this will be
a limiting factor for land application of
sludge or recultivation.

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$$# Sludge Treatment

Sludge screening

Sludge dewatering

# Coarse material separator

# Screw press

# Sludge screen

# Belt lter press


# Centrifuge

Sludge thickening

Sludge drying

# Disc thickener

# Solar dryer

# Gravity belt thickener

# Belt dryer

# Screw thickener

Advanced sludge treatment

Sludge reuse

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$$# Sludge Treatment


Sludge screening
STRAINPRESS
Sludgecleaner
Continuous pressurised coarse
material separation
# No wash water needed
# Suited for pressure fed
pipelines
# With a pneumatic pressure
regulating cone
# Completely manufactured in
stainless steel
# 3 5 mm perforation

STRAINPRESS - Continuous pressurised coarse


material separation

ROTAMAT Sludge
Screening Plant Ro 3.1
Sludge screening with ne screen
# Low headloss
# High separation efciency
# Robust construction
# Optional outdoor installation
# Large reference list
# 6 mm bar spacing
Outdoor installation of a ROTAMAT Sludge
Screening Plant

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$$# Sludge Treatment


Sludge thickening
ROTAMAT Disc Thickener
RoS 2S
Mechanical sludge thickening
for small to medium wastewater
treatment plants
# Totally enclosed design
# High separation efciency
# Ease of operation
# Robust stainless steel lter
# Low wash water consumption
ROTAMAT Disc Thickener RoS 2S the
intelligent solution for smaller wastewater
treatment plants

# Variable output thickening


setting

HUBER Drainbelt DB
Mechanical sludge thickening for
all wastewater treatment plants
# Low polymer consumption
# Hinged ploughs
# Variable belt speed
# Low energy consumption

HUBER Drainbelt a worldwide well-proven


thickener

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$$# Sludge Treatment

ROTAMAT Rotary Drum


Screen RoS 2
Mechanical sludge thickening for
all wastewater treatment plants
# Totally enclosed design to
eliminate odour problems
# Completely manufactured of
stainless steel
# Low wash water consumption
# Fully automatic operation
# Low specic energy
consumption

ROTAMAT Rotary Drum Screen compact


design, high throughput

Advanced sludge treatment


HUBER Sludge Squeezer HSS
Two-stage sludge homogenisation
# Minimised dry organic residue
# Increased gas yield
# Improved hydrolysis / capacity
of sewage sludge processing
# Increased process stability
# Also suitable for bulking
sludge and scum control
Optimised sludge digestion

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$$# Sludge Treatment

ROTAMAT Centrifuge RoD


High-performance centrifuge for
dewatering of all sludges
# Long clarication zone due to
its rotating feed pipe
# Hydraulic drive, or optional
ForwardDrive (high efciency)
# Polymer concrete base frame
# High vibration absorption

ROTAMAT Centrifuge modern design,


reduced maintenance

Sludge dewatering
HUBER Bogenpress BS
Belt lter press
# Encapsulated, odour-free
plant
# High cost efciency (low
polymer and energy
consumption)
# High dewatering efciency
(through an extended predewatering zone)
The HUBER Bogenpress can be combined with
the Drainbelt for increased throughputs

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# Sizes available up to 3 m
width

$$# Sludge Treatment

ROTAMAT Screw Press


RoS 3 / RoS 3-Q
Screw press for small to medium
wastewater treatment plants
# The end product is a dry
sludge cake.
# Low energy consumption
# Simple operation
# Compact, enclosed design
# Optional mobile units
ROTAMAT Screw Press our response to new
legislation

Sludge drying
KULT Solar Active Dryer
SRT
Drying instead of storing
# Fully automatic seasonindependent drying with
reliabe 90 % nal DR
# No vehicle loader required for
feeding or removal
# Utilises regenerative energy
resources, such as heat from
WWTP efuents, wood chip
burners, exhaust heat from
block heat and power plants

KULT SRT innovative drying with minimum


space requirements

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$$# Sludge Treatment

The KULT BT dryer combines available forms


of energy

KULT Low Temperature


Dryer BT
KULT Medium Temperature
Dryer BT
Belt dryer for large wastewater
treatment plants
# Low specic energy
consumption
# Full or optional partial drying
# Optimal combination of
available forms of energy
(exhaust heat, heat pump,
etc.)
# Reliable DR results through
intelligent control
# Numerous reference
installations
# High economic efciency

Sludge utilisation
HUBER Sewage Sludge
Reuse Concept HKV
Decentralised sludge reuse
concept for production of thermal
and electrical energy
# Independent sewage sludge
disposal cost control
# Reuse of other municipal
waste (screenings,
horticultural waste, etc.)
# Reuse of heat and power (e.g.
for sewage sludge drying)

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$$# Sedimentation
Equipment for preliminary and secondary sedimentation tanks
The inow into the preliminary
clarication tank consists of a
sludge/water mixture from the grit trap
where the coarse sludge and mineral
solids are separated by sedimentation.
As the wastewater treatment plant
efuent quality must meet the Waste
Water Levy Act standards, as much as
possible of the oating and settling
material should be removed from
the activated sludge / water mixture
within the secondary clarication
tank. Peak load operation is critical
under storm conditions and when the
sludge blanket and hydraulic load are
increasing, there is a risk of sludge
overow. This most certainly must be
prevented from occurring as the limit
values will be signicantly exceeded
in most cases. The inlet conditions
of a secondary sedimentation tank
will be and are a determining factor
for the internal tank conditions.
An inappropriate inlet design
may compound and cause several
problems that can lead to high inlet
concentrations of lterable material.
A major problem is the high inow
energy within centrally fed tanks that
leads to high internal ows and thus to
a reduced separation efciency of the
entire tank. It is possible to signicantly
reduce the inow energy by feeding

the tank over the full circumference


as with the HUBER Opti-Flow
System. A further determining
factor for optimal sedimentation tank
operation will be the uniform claried
water discharge over the full tank
circumference, which can be achieved
with the HUBER Submerged Pipe.
A channel is theoretically only able to
meet these requirements as it implies
that no installation inaccuracies occur,
the water level remains unaffected
by wind and no structure subsidence
takes place. However the discharge of
claried water will have already been
inuenced even if only one of these
conditions are not met. This means
that in a channel, in worst case, the
claried water will be discharged only
on one side whilst no water at all is
discharged on the opposite side. If this
occurs, the ow in the circular tank
will be impaired to such a degree that
only approx. 50 % of the tank volume
is still being utilised for sedimentation,
leading to hydraulic tank overload
which will in turn result in a poor
settling performance and sludge
overow.

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The HUBER Scum Scraper consists


in a oating paddle mechanism that
will guarantee enforced removal of any
oating material from the tank surface.

means that all of the steps required of


a SBR system for biological wastewater
treatment takes place one after
the other within one tank and not
separate reaction tanks (preliminary
clarier, preceding denitrication tank,
aeration tank, secondary clarier). A
basic installation group is therefore
the claried water discharge that will
discharge the clear water into the
receiving watercourse both during and
after the sedimentation process. The
HUBER SBR Claried Water Discharge
KWA is a oating construction which
optimally utilises sedimentation time.
Premature sludge draw-off reliability is
assured through weighted valves at all
times during the SBR process.

As the system is oating, it will be selfadjusting to suit varying water levels.


The complete system can be retrotted
into new or existing circular tanks with
scraper bridges, or into rectangular
tanks.
Claried water discharge for
SBR systems
The SBR system is a variant of
the activated-sludge process. The
difference when compared to a
conventional wastewater treatment
plant is that the individual process
steps take place in a chronological
order rather than a cascade. This

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$$# Sedimentation
HUBER Submerged Pipe
# Regular discharge over the full
tank circumference/width
# Allows scum collection over
outlet system level
# No scum boards required
# Minimised algae growth due
to the submersion height

HUBER Submerged Pipe for optimal discharge


below the water surface

HUBER Opti-Flow System


# Submerged pipe with
predened hydraulic losses
# Optimised bafe plate design
for accurate direction of the
wastewater mixture
# Uniform, low-energy feed
# Deposition is prevented by
the graded submerged pipe
design.

Opti-Flow inlet system for circular settlement


tanks with ows from outside to inside

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$$# Sedimentation
HUBER Scum Scraper SSR
# Floating scum board
# Automatically adjusts to
varying water levels
# Independently consistent
# The adjustable rotary speed
allows adjustment to suit
varying scum volumes
# Low investment costs due to
its modular design

Rotating HUBER Scum Scraper

HUBER SBR Claried Water Discharge KWA


# Utilisation of sedimentation
time for discharge of claried
water
# Ingress of sludge into the
claried water discharge is
prevented during all phases of
the SBR cycle.
# Maximum operational
reliability and safety
# Wear-resistant sealing and
joints are not necessary.
HUBER SBR Claried Water Discharge installed
in a circular tank

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# Optional automated sludge


blanket detection

$$# Filtration
Sandltration
it to exit by gravity. Due to the increase
in requirements of the efuent quality
of wastewater treatment plants both
for direct and indirect discharge the
operators of municipal and industrial
plants are forced to implement
additional treatment steps to ensure
the required efuent standards
are met. Sandlters are a solution
to achieving the desired efuent
standards within various applications.

The CONTIFLOW Sandlter is an


upow lter with a lter bed, which
is being cleaned continuously making
shutdowns for backwashing of the
lter bed unnecessary. The feed is
introduced at the top of the lter
and ows downward through an
opening between the feed pipe and
airlift housing. The feed is introduced
into the bed through a series of feed
radials that are open at the bottom.
As the inuent ows upward through
the moving sand bed, the solids are
retained within the lter sand and
ltrate exits via a weir at the top of the
lter. Simultaneously, the sand bed,
along with the accumulated solids, is
drawn downward into the airlift pipe,
which is located within the centre of
the lter. The typically used lter bed
height for municipal applications will
be 1 metre (2 metres for phosphorus
removal / denitrication) and
dependent upon the plant size, the
lter tank will be of a steel or concrete
basin design. As the sand falls through
the washer, which consists of several
concentric stages, a small amount of
ltered water passes upward, washing
away the dirt, while allowing the
heavier, coarser sand to fall through
to the bed. By the setting of the reject
weir at a lower level than the ltrate
weir, a steady stream of wash water is
ensured. The continuous reject water
exits near the top of the lter to enable

Typical sandlter applications


# Tertiary ltration after secondary
clariers
# Phosphorus elimination through
precipitation ltration
# Biological denitrication
# Algae removal
# Drinking water treatment
# Process water treatment
# Industrial wastewater
# Treatment of exhaust gases from
power plants

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$$# Filtration
Filtration
# HUBER CONTIFLOW
Sandlter for any ow rate
within industrial or municipal
applications
# Reduction in operating and
investment costs due to its
continuous operation
# No external backwashing
system required

CONTIFLOW Sandlter CFSF

Benets
# Continuous sand bed cleaning
# Grit washing with a partial
ltrate ow
# The lter serves as a reactor
for
biological denitrication
chemical phosphorus
precipitation
# Optional concrete tank design

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$$# Membrane Technology


Membrane bioreactors with VRM and VUM technology
Bacterial-free water at
low cost

sludge overow that occur with normal


sedimentation systems are no longer
an issue with ltration along with
existing structures being able to be
retrotted and the associated capacity
increased. Existing preliminary and
secondary clarication tanks can be
modied and further used as storage
and stand-by tanks.

The clarication process on municipal


and industrial plants has been
associated with large surface area
requirements, big structures, odour
containment and poor degradation
and retention efciency in case of
varying loads. This results in a heavy
environmental burden in the form
of emissions and impairment of
nature, high building costs and plant
maintenance costs. The utilisation
of VRM and VUM systems allow
for size reduction of the structures
required by a factor of up to 70 % and
will even increase the performance
of wastewater treatment plants.
Associated problems with scum or

Furthermore, the efuent quality of


such plants complies with all present
applicable standards and will allow
direct reuse of the bacteria-free and
germ-free efuent as service water
(e.g. for irrigation).

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Vacuum Upstream Membrane


VUM The stationary
ultraltration system

VacuumRotationMembrane
VRM The rotating
ultraltration system

The characteristic feature of the VUM


technology is the VUM module
installed within the bioreactor (aeration
tank). The VUM module consists of
several vertically arranged stationary
membrane plates. Each of the
membranes have the effect of very ne
lters with 0.04 m pore size through
which the wastewater is sucked and
discharged.

The VRM system is presently the only


available membrane system that does
not use stationary membranes but
utilise trapezoidal membrane plates
installed around a stationary hollow
shaft with a central cleaning system.
The advantage of this design is its
very efcient and exible cleaning
concept with only one individual
membrane segment being highintensity cleaned at a time, which
consequently demands only a
minimum energy requirement. The
reduced space requirements achieved
by the rotation-symmetrical installation
of the membrane plates is unequalled
by other plate systems. A further
advantage with the VRM system is
that a 3 mm screen is sufcient as a
preliminary treatment stage.

Air is introduced below the VUM


module and streams upwards between
the vertically installed plates. The
resultant generated upow removes
any covering layers that are respectively
produced by the ltration process and
prevents the production of further
covering layers. Membrane bioreactors
with VUM technology allow costefcient high-performance wastewater
treatment, and are also utilised within
the HUBER MembraneClearBox
systems for small wastewater
treatment plants.

The VRM system combines the


advantages of plate systems
(preliminary clarication, no problems
with tressing, efcient membrane
cleaning) with the advantages of
hollow bre systems (with reduced
space requirements) and as such
provides a solution that is ideally suited
for a vast range of applications.

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$$# Membrane Technology


VRM Bioreactor
# HUBER VRM Bioreactor
# Energy-efcient membrane
cleaning by lter drum
rotation
# High-intensity cleaning of a
single membrane segment at
a time
# Ultraltration membranes
for retention of bacteria and
germs
# Reuse of the efuent as
service water

VRM Plant installed in a tank

# Efuent reuse for irrigation of


parks and gardens
# Combined use of highly
resistant membranes and high
quality stainless steel
# Easy and quick detection and
replacement of individual
defective modules
# No regular chemical
purication required
# Bathing water standards are
achieved

VRM Plant treating industrial wastewater

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$$# Membrane Technology


VUM Membrane Filtration
# Stationary membrane plates
# Resistance to entwining of
materials
# Modular design
# Ultraltration membranes for
a germ-free efuent
# No chemical purication
required
# No backwashing required
# Easy installation and operation
# Reliable technology
# Idea for small wastewater
treatment plant applications
of 4 to 150 PE

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$$# Decentralised Wastewater Treatment


Responsible, modern wastewater
treatment should be aimed at the protection of waters and the environment.
For this reason, domestic wastewater is
collected in sewer systems and treated
within a central wastewater treatment
plant. Frequently, however, it can be
ecologically and economically more
sensible to treat the wastewater as
close to its source as possible and without the need to build extensive and
often expensive sewer systems. The
wastewater problem is as we know
a worldwide problem and solutions
frequently need to be easy and quick
to implement, affordable and adaptable to allow for tailored solutions to
be offered. Decentralised wastewater
treatment systems are therefore a

requirement and necessity in most


cases. When Huber started with its
new products for decentralised wastewater treatment, Huber focused on the
innovative membrane technology and
developed two different systems, the
VRM and VUM. In both systems the
membrane reliably retains all solids and
bacteria along with virtually all germs
as the diameter of the membrane openings is 1,500 times smaller than the
diameter of a human hair. This therefore allows for the treated water to be
reused with the ltrate meeting the EU
standards for bathing water quality.
For decentralised wastewater treatment in rural areas HUBER have
developed the HUBER MembraneClearBox, which is a small wastewater
treatment plant for up to 150 PE. The
plant can be supplied as a retrot or
as an installation set that can easily be
installed into both existing tanks or
newly built multi-compartment septic
tanks, or indeed any other technically
suitable tank. The addition of the optional Huber Teleservice minimises the
requirement for operator attendance.

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$$# Decentralised Wastewater Treatment


MembraneClearBox
# Retrot kit for individual
houses
# Able to be installed into
existing multi-compartment
septic tanks
# No associated building costs
for sewer
# Bacteria-free, germ-free
efuent
# Reuse of the treated
wastewater for toilet ushing
and irrigation purposes
# Applicable in sensitive areas
(e.g. karst)

HUBER BioMem
Installation example
Hotel project

# HUBER BioMem - the


complete wastewater
treatment plant for ow rates
up to 80 m3/d

Irrigation

service water
Irrigation

# Option available as a mobile


unit due to the 20 design

Discharge
Inltration
Wastewater
screenings
and grit

# Ideal for hotels, residential


estates and smaller
municipalities

screenings
and grit

HUBER BioMem
Complete Plant

excess sludge, e.g.


drying beds

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$$# Advanced Wastewater Treatment


DeSa/R
according to its specic characteristics.
The purpose of such concepts is the
reuse of water and nutrients to as high
as possible degree without negative
effects on the population and the
environment.

DeSa/R, the abbreviation for


Decentralised Sanitation and Reuse,
relates to the methods of decentralised
wastewater treatment that provide
for the reuse of wastewater treated in
a technical processes and/or reuse of
the nutrients contained within such
wastewater. With the continuous
population growth, huge amounts
of water required for the irrigation
of agricultural land and nally the
use of common fertiliser resources
all demand a new way of thinking
in terms of wastewater treatment.
Exceptional circumstances required
special solutions that have to be not
only affordable but easy and quick
to implement. After disinfection,
mechanically treated nutrientcontaining wastewater can for example
be utilised for irrigation purposes
without the need for any preceding
separation. However, DeSa/R concepts
frequently start right at the source, as
already common place within waste
management, with separate collection
of the different wastewater ows
produced in a household. Faeces from
urine and greywater are separated and
then collected separately (wastewater
from wash basins, showers, bathtubs,
washing machines, etc.) in order to
provide for the optimal treatment and
reuse of each individual material ow

The future begins with


ourselves ...
To be able to assess the acceptance,
applicability and benet of such
new concepts, Huber implemented
within its own new ofce building
special sanitary facilities for approx.
200 employees with the system
separating the yellow, brown and
greywater ows. After intermediate
storage the separated ows are each
directed to specic treatment facilities
where fertiliser, biogas, humus and
service water are produced. Also
available are solutions and products
for the treatment of loaded rainwater
to enable it to be suitable for
groundwater regeneration.

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yellow water

brown water

grey water

1.5 l/day

0.5 l/day
and
40 l/day

100-150 l/day

grey water
from

faeces

precipitation,
drying,
adsorption

mechanical treatment
biological treatment
hygienisation

mechanical treatment
biological treatment
hygienisation

irrigation
fertiliser

rain water

wash basins,
dish washers,
washing
machine, etc.

wash
water

yellow water

rain water

wash/service
water
irrigation
water

humus
energy

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ltration,
adsorption

DRYING SETTINGS
1kg

Timer
Set

Reverse
Dryer

Clean
Filter
Heat
setting

Cotton
Synthetics
Acrylics

2kg

3kg

5kg

40-55

60-75

85-100

25-35

40-75

60-75

"

50-80

70-100

"

"

25-35

ground water enrichment

$$# Advanced Wastewater Treatment


Fertiliser production from urine
# HUBER have developed
an automated process for
production of a high quality
magnesium ammonium
phosphate fertiliser.

Energy and nutrients recovery from faeces


# HUBER have developed
an innovative system that
produces biogas whilst
eliminating hazardous germs.
# The fermentation residues
can then be further treated to
obtain compost.

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$$# Advanced Wastewater Treatment


Greywater is value water
# The HUBER membrane
systems convert greywater
into high quality service water.

Stormwater becomes groundwater


# Adsorption of metallic matter
by the HUBER Hydro Filt
System
# Retention and inltration with
minimal space requirements
# Also applicable for built-up
urban areas
# No additional space
requirement
# Extremely cost-efcient and
eco-friendly
HUBER Hydro Filt System with treatment
chamber and partial drain concrete pipe

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$$# Drinking Water Treatment


HUBERs commitment is not limited
to wastewater technology but also
includes drinking water treatment.
With its trademark SafeDrink Huber
focuses on the small to medium
decentralised plants (up to 5000 m3/h)
for surface water treatment or partial
desalination in arid areas. The plants
are designed and developed by HUBER
from engineering to commissioning by
means of conventional techniques such
as membrane technology.

1. Coarse preliminary treatment


within the inlet channel;
At the same time coagulant agents
are added in order to allow colloids
(such as humic or particulate
material) to settle.
2. The settleable material (ocks
and solids) settle within the
sedimentation tank. The sludge
produced is removed by a belt
scraper and deposited into a sludge
lagoon.

For example within the scope of this


activity HUBER delivered in 2002 two
conventional plants into the Sudan.
The two identical drinking water
treatment plants were installed in
the cities of Dongola and Eldebba
for which HUBER engineers had to
consider specic local conditions that
were reected within the selected
process technology.

3. Solids that do not settle within the


sedimentation tank are ltered in
a continuous sandlter. Owing to
a fully automatic principle these
fast lters can be operated with
minimum maintenance. The wash
water is then returned into the
above mentioned sludge lagoon.
4. The ltrate passes a chlorine
gas disinfection stage where
microorganisms and pathogenic
germs are eliminated.

The project demanded the recovery of


drinking water from the river Nile for
70,000 people.

5. The treated water is stored within a


storage tank.

The treated water had to meet the


WHO standards and furthermore, a
simple and reliable technology was an
absolute prerequisite for this project
due to the absence of technicians on
site.

6. The water is then pumped into


an elevated reservoir in order to
achieve the operating pressure
necessary.

The plant was designed for a nominal


ow of 3500 m3/d and consisted of the
following process steps:

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Benets

The plant has been additionally


equipped with HUBER stainless steel
products, such as manhole covers,
pipelines, doors, railings.

# Surface water treatment


# Reliable operation due to a
technologically simple system
# Minimum maintenance
requirements
# WHO standards are met.
# Solution for decentralised water
supply

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$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater


There is no mountain too high for us
to climb: We consider wastewater,
process water and sludge generated
by the various industrial sectors as
opportunities for successful HUBER
Technology installations. So what is
industrial wastewater? It is any sort
of wastewater that is produced in the
course of industrial production and
processing. Cooling water produced in
the cooling towers of power plants is
usually discharged into rivers without
prior treatment (with the result of river
water warming). Industrial wastewater
frequently contains difcult to
decompose organic substances, oils,
grease, heavy metals, salts, toxins or
caustic substances. Particularly high
loads are contained in wastewater
from the chemical, textile and food
industries. The wastewater produced
requires pre-treatment prior to being
discharged into public wastewater
treatment plants. If industrial

wastewater is to be discharged directly


into surface waters, multi-stage
treatment of the water is required.
It is therefore becoming increasingly
important for us to be able to offer
our customers complete solutions.
Simply supplying chemical, physical
and biological treatment equipment
for wastewater and process water
would not be sufcient if in the end
the customer is left with an unresolved
sludge issue.
Hans Huber AG is one of only a
handful of suppliers worldwide
who are able to supply not only the
equipment for wastewater and process
water treatment but also sludge
treatment technology including sludge
drying.
Our customers will experience the
professionalism when working with
their assigned individual HUBER
specialists, with each able to select

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from a large variety of different


treatment technologies choosing
the most efcient and economic
solution for each individual customer
and application. This we feel is of
great benet to our customers when
compared to working with a company
only able to offer part of the solution.
Industrial wastewater is different from
municipal wastewater and individual
industrial sectors need individual
solutions. HUBER had always been
aware of this fact and because of
this established the special Industrial
Business Unit.

Whenever you need innovative,


commercial and practicable solutions
to solve your problem with industrial
wastewater or sludge, HUBER will be
your partner worldwide.
# Problem identication
# Conceptional design
# Laboratory analysis
# Pilot testing and evaluation
# Engineering
# Project management
# Start up
# Installation and service

This young, dynamic team consists


of specialists responsible for different
industrial sectors who have gathered
their specic knowledge and
experience over the years and will be
competent partners for our customers.
It is our pleasure to offer our
experience to the market and would
like the oportunity to prove to you how
we can solve the challenges facing the
market.

# Process optimisation
# Technical support
# Training
# Trouble shooting

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$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater

Breweries / beverage
industry
# Breweries
# Malthouses
# Bore holes and wells
# Fruit juice production
Process solutions for
# Screening
# Biological sludge treatment
# Filtration
# Membrane bioreactor

HUBER ROTAMAT Wedge Section Screens


Ro 2 with 1 mm bar spacing for ne screening
Installation example: Veltins, Germany

Slaughterhouses / meat
processing slaughtering
and processing
# Cattle, pigs, poultry
# Ready-to-eat products
Process solutions for
# Fine screening > 1 mm
# Coarse screening > 6 mm
# Dissolved air otation
# Filtration
# Paunch manure press
# Cattle truck washing

HUBER Dissolved Air Flotation Plant HDF with


chemical treatment stage. A complete solution
including otate sludge dewatering
Installation example: Hinwil, Switzerland
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$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater

Food industry
# Confectionary industry
# Delicatessen / salads
# Bakery products

Process solutions for


# Screening
# Dissolved air otation
# Sludge treatment
Compact solution: 1 mm otation plant
Installation example: Ibbenbren, Germany

# Filtration
# Biological treatment with
membranes

Fruit and vegetable


processing
# Fruit juice concentrate
# Canning industry
# Potato processing

Process solutions for


# Screening with grit trap
# Biological sludge treatment
Grit settling tank after washing in a vegetable
processing factory

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# Filtration
# Biological treatment with
membranes

$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater

Fish industry
# Fish meal production
# Slaughterhouse and
processing
# Deep freezing and packing
industries

Process solutions for


# Screening
# Dissolved air otation
# Sludge treatment

Wastewater from salmon processing

Dairy industry
# Dairies
# Cheese dairies
# Butter production
# Joghurt production
Process solutions for
# Screening
# Grit/grease trap
# Dissolved air otation
# Flotate sludge treatment
# Biological sludge treatment

Wastewater collection tank

# Biological treatment with


membranes
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$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater

Grit treatment
# Road sweepings
# Grit from sewer systems
# Grit from STW
# Gully waste
Process solutions for
# Acceptance stations including
dosing
# Coarse material separation
# Grit classication and washing
# Complete wash water
recycling

HUBER Grit Treatment System RoSF 5


Installation example: Cridec, Switzerland

Paper industry
# Waste paper recycling
# Pulp mills
# Wastewater treatment plants
# Fresh water conditioning
Process solutions for
# Coarse material / sediment
separation
# Grit separation
# Sludge / coarse material /
sediment treatment
HUBER ROTAMAT Sludge Dewatering Plant
RoS 3 size 3
Installation example: PPM Obukov, Ukraine

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# Fibre recovery, process water


treatment
# Filtration of suspended
material

$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater

Reference installations in
the elds of
# Biological waste treatment
# Total mechanical-biological
waste treatment
# Hazardous waste treatment
Process solutions for
# Liquid waste acceptance
# Foreign matter and grit
separation in biological waste
treatment
# Fermentation residue
thickening and dewatering
# Process water treatment
# Wastewater treatment with
membrane bioreactor

Solids separation with 3 Ro screens


Installation example:
St. Miguel, leather industry, Spain

Landlls
# Residual waste
# Hazardous waste
# Construction waste

Process solutions for


# Landll water treatment
# Grit treatment
# Sludge / sediment treatment
# Sludge drying

Inltration water treatment with Dissolved Air


Flotation Plant HDF 3
Installation example: Geltemband, Germany

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$$# Solutions for Industrial Wastewater


Chemical and petrochemical industry
Reference installations in
the elds of
# Pharmaceutical industry
# Fertiliser production
# Reneries
Process solutions for
# Production sludge treatment
# Cooling water treatment
# Process water treatment
# Foreign matter separation
from liquid media
HUBER ROTAMAT Centrifuge RoD for
treatment of process wastewater

# Sediment / sludge thickening


and dewatering

Building industry and building material suppliers


Reference installations in
the elds of
# Gravel production
# Prefabricated parts production
# Concrete production
Process solutions for

HUBER ROTAMAT Centrifuge RoD for


treatment of process wastewater
Installation example: prefabricated parts factory
Maba, Hungary
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# Grit separation
# Process water recycling
# Sludge thickening and
dewatering
# Coarse material separation
# Screening up to 0.2 mm bar
spacing
# Filtration

$$# Stainless Steel Equipment


make the decision to standardise
on this material. It should be noted
that the material requires very
special equipment for its mechanical
treatment as well as the expertise and
know how on how to process the
stainless steel properly. As potable
water is our most important resource
and should be available to all, HUBER
considers it particularly important to
offer innovative treatment techniques
within this eld.

HUBER stainless steel products are


regarded as the best solution for water
and wastewater treatment applications
municipal and industrial. So, why
not choose a material that satises the
highest requirements.
# Unrivalled asset life
# Maximum corrosion protection
through acid treatment within a
pickling bath
# Standardised products provide ease
of planning and associated cost
advantages.

Drinking water must be free of


pathogenic germs, potable and pure
and these conditions can only be
fullled where the entire process
of water recovery, treatment and
distribution complies with the most up
to date standards. Since many plants
do not now meet these standards
and are therefore a risk to us and
our environment, it is all the more
important to identify and eliminate
damage, deciencies and weak points
as early in the process as possible.

# High level hygienic conditions


provide safety for the population
and the environment.
It is our goal to offer the highest
standard products to our customers
and hence why we feel it necessary
to utilise correspondingly modern
technologies for their production.
Production of the products is
undertaken by well-trained, highly
motivated employees working in
combination with the most modern
up to date machinery. To ensure
continuously high quality for our
customers, our company pursues
the philosophy of a high vertical
integration in production. As our
company philosophy is to excel in the
eld of manufacture of products in
stainless steel this has lead us to

HUBER have developed treatment


systems particularly for the water
supply sector which ensure that the
resultant drinking water quality is
hygienically perfect, for example the
air lter plant. Due to the permanently
varying water level in drinking water
reservoirs air is continuously sucked
in or blown out. In the course of this
process oxygen, nitrogen and other

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particles contained in the air will


pass into the water chamber and the
resultant organisms like germs, spores,
pollen or fungi can lead to pollution of
the drinking water. The air lter plant
with integrated lters for ne particles
and suspended matter within the cover
will remove such organisms from the
air within the water chamber.

The HUBER product range includes


of course additional products
manufactured in stainless steel that will
meet the most up to date standards
for all elds as the material stainless
steel allows for all possibilities to be
catered for. Combined with its careful
and professional pretreatment of
the stainless steel products they will
guarantee for an unsurpassed asset life
with optimal equipment performance.

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$$# Stainless Steel Equipment


Manhole equipment
# Round, square or rectangular
stainless steel manhole covers
# Easy to operate, maintenancefree
# Safety rail systems for any
application

HUBER manhole cover

Technical doors
# Secure and safe access to our
most important resource
# Suitable for any application,
submersible up to 12 m water
depth

HUBER entrance door for drinking water


reservoirs

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$$# Stainless Steel Equipment


Pipe line pieces
# High quality prefabrication
within the factory
# Even the most complicated
ttings can be manufactured.
# No deposits or bacterial build
up due to the smooth and
hard stainless steel surface

Perforated feed pipe

Wall entrances
# Sealing against liquids and
vermin
# Retrotable into pre-tapped
holes
# Movable lengthwise
# Option for direct anging

Wall entrance ush with the formwork

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$$# Stainless Steel Equipment


Railings, enterings, crossings
# Safety devices suitable for all
applications
# Tailored to suit any application
# Maximum corrosion
protection through pickling
bath acid treatment
# For damp rooms and
aggressive media

Perfect stainless steel railing

Equipment for sedimentation tanks


# For new and existing tanks
# Corrosion-resistant and
maintenance-free
# High efciency due to
individually calculable inlet
and outlet systems
# Installation and service

Optimal equipment for sedimentation tanks

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$$# Stainless Steel Equipment


Hygiene in Drinking Water Storage Tanks
# Hygiene in drinking water
supply and storage systems
# Clean air = clean water
# Separation of pathogens

HUBER Air Filter Plant for clean drinking water

Elevated reservoirs
# Complete drinking water
storage equipment
# Vandal proof in accordance
with international standards

Drinking water reservoir with HUBER


equipment

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$$# Global Service


Global service
For economy, operating
reliability and maintenance of
high performance equipment

Spare Parts

Repair

HUBER offers a full and comprehensive


service for the complete HUBER range
of equipment that ensures long-term
high equipment performance
at low operating costs which results in
low whole life costs.

Hotline

Maintenance

Consultancy

Optimisation

Commissioning
Installation

The HUBER customer-oriented


service concept

The result:

As part of the productaccompanying service packages


a large number and variety of HUBER
service and maintenance contracts are
available to meet any budget and can
be tailored to suit any requirement
for the individual customer. The
optional HUBER Teleservice System
is also available to complement the
normal service and maintenance
contract. With the HUBER Teleservice
System the plant itself is monitored
daily by the Huber service engineers.
In the case of any deviation in the
relevant operational safety and normal
operational wear data from the pre-set
normal conditions the customer will
be alerted immediately, thus ensuring
optimal plant performance and
operational reliability.

Teleservice ensures maximum operating


reliability and equipment performance
and helps prevent avoidable equipment
failures and possible damage to
the machines. To obtain detailed
information about the HUBER service
packages available please contact the
HUBER Service Centre.

Service

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$$# Global Service


Global service
# Maintenance for optimum
machine performance and
operating safety
# Spare parts
# Repair
# Maintenance
# Consultancy
# Installation and
commissioning

HUBER Teleservice
# Daily remote monitoring of
operating and performance
data by HUBER service
engineers
# For maximum operating
reliability and equipment
performance
# Reduction in operating costs

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$$# The Quality Company Worldwide

$$# Please nd our international contacts


under www.huber.de

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Hans Huber AG
Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
P.O. Box 63 D-92332 Berching
Telephone + 49 - 84 62 - 201- 0
Telefax

+ 49 - 84 62 - 201- 810

info@huber.de
Internet: www.huber.de
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