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BILFINGER WATER TECHNOLOGIES

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WE MAKE
WATER TREATMENT
WORK.
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PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTEWATER AND SLUDGE.
OUR BRANDS FOR RELIABLE TECHNOLOGIES:
PASSAVANT® – JOHNSON SCREENS® – NOGGERATH® – GEIGER®
A perfect network of expertise.

BILFINGER WATER IN DETAIL

Global Business Unit Water Treatment


TECHNOLOGIES (wastewater / potable water / industrial applications)

GLOBAL BUSINESS UNITS Brands


▪ PASSAVANT®
▪ JOHNSON SCREENS®
▪ NOGGERATH®
GENERAL INDUSTRIAL
▪ GEIGER®

Technologies / range of products
▪ Coarse screens
HYDROCARBON PROCESSING ▪ Shut-off devices (penstocks and sluice gates)
▪ Inlet works / headworks
(fine screening technology, screenings and grit
treatment, spiral conveying systems)
▪ Fine bubble aeration, Surface Brush Aerator
INDUSTRIAL FILTRATION MAMMOTH ROTOR® and biological process efficiency
▪ Scraping systems
▪ Sludge thickening and dewatering
(belt thickeners, belt and chamber filter presses,
screw presses)
VACUUM TECHNOLOGY ▪ Fine and micro-sieving / screening as well as
TRITON UNDERDRAINS™ for gravity filters

WATER INTAKE

WATER TREATMENT
Headquarters
Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH
Passavant-Geiger-Strasse 1, 65326 Aarbergen,
Germany
WATER WELL Phone +49 6120 28-0
info.water@bilfinger.com, www.water.bilfinger.com
OUR MISSION
IS CLEAN WATER.

Over 70 per cent of our planet is covered with water. This apparent wealth takes
on a new meaning when we consider that only approximately 3 per cent is fresh water.
From the very beginnings of human development, this water has meant life to us –
both to drink and to water our fields and animals. As technology advances,
we create ever new forms of process water and wastewater. Thus a responsible
approach to the handling of this precious element is now, more than ever, the key
to progress in our world.

As one of the leading suppliers worldwide, Bilfinger Water ▪ 2.


 Biological treatment:
Technologies offers components and services in almost every Biological processing of the wastewater and separation
field of water and wastewater technology. The group has a strong of soluble organic substances; system solutions to improve
global presence with companies located in Europe, North and process efficiency
South America, North Africa, South and East Asia and Australia.
▪ 3.
 Sludge treatment:
Through the products and services of the traditional brands Sludge processing as a basis for economic disposal methods
PASSAVANT®, JOHNSON SCREENS®, NOGGERATH® and and extraction of raw materials
GEIGER®, the Global Business Unit Water Treatment is able to
provide system solutions, with components and machines manu- ▪ 4 . Fine and micro-sieving / screening:
factured within the group, for the clarification of municipal and Separation of extremely fine particles as the final stage
industrial wastewater, biological treatment, sludge treatment and of the treatment process by means of advanced rotary drum,
drinking water purification and to increase the overall efficiency micro and underdrain screening systems
of wastewater treatment plants.
▪ 5 . Pump technologies
Our broad portfolio of innovative solutions enables us to support
the entire clarification and further processing procedure: ▪A
 fter-market and field services

▪ 1. Inlet works / headworks: With our commitment to exceptional service, we offer our
Various elements of inlet works / headworks and solids / liquid customers support along the entire route to their optimal
separation, intake, conveyance and steering of water flows by product solution: from consultations in the design and planning
means of shut-off devices phase to reliable service, even after many years of operation.

MISSION WE MAKE WATER TREATMENT WORK 3


4 WE MAKE WATER TREATMENT WORK INLET WORKS / HEADWORKS
1. INLET WORKS / HEADWORKS:
ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS THE
KEY TO OPTIMUM EFFICIENCY.

It is crucial for the subsequent purification and recycling processes, that solids are
efficiently separated from industrial or municipal wastewater. Therefore, Bilfinger
Water Technologies provides machine solutions which can be ideally adapted to suit
the respective requirements and conditions.

Our machines for the further processing of extracted (recyclable) 1. Inlet works / headworks:
materials present a sound overall concept for the first stage
when employed in combination with our rakes and screens,
conveying systems and shut-off devices. Coarse screening

The central task of the inlet works / headworks is the separation


of coarse solids such as rocks, wood, foliage, sanitary products,
toilet paper, etc. and also sand and grease. Reliable pre-treatment Fine screening
of the wastewater is crucial for all subsequent treatment pro-
cesses. Blockages and obstructions are prevented in downstream
biological and / or physical processes and the general strain on
the plant is eased. Screenings treatment

The optimal adjustment of screen gap widths and sieve hole


diameters are of particular significance here. For a convincing
Sand treatment
“screening result” in municipal and industrial applications, these
must be perfectly tuned to the respective medium, volume of flow
and local installation conditions. Reliable conveying systems and
shut-off devices ensure the intake / discharge and transport of Primary and secondary clarification
water and substances.

Bilfinger Water Technologies can deliver individual com­ponents or


Shut-off devices
develop complete solutions which are tailored to your specific needs.

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COARSE SCREENING.

Bilfinger Water Technologies supplies the entire range of coarse and fine
screening systems. Bar screens with grab cleaner, climber screens and revolving
chain screens have proved to be highly successful in coarse screening processes.

As the first stage of the inlet works / headworks, coarse screens 1. Inlet works / headworks:
are employed to retain coarse solids and thus protect all further
downstream treatment stages. The individual design of the bar
rack enables a high cleaning performance and even coarse or Coarse screening
bulky screenings, such as stones or wood, can be reliably removed.
As the gap widths are designed in graduations, our coarse screens
can also be utilised for fine screening.
Fine screening
The coarse screen systems supplied by our top quality brands
PASSAVANT®, JOHNSON SCREENS®, NOGGERATH® and
GEIGER® are employed in the separation of heavy screenings
Screenings treatment
upstream of pump stations and in the inlet areas of wastewater
treatment plants. Our PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices are also
suitable here, for the adjustment of water volumes and the
protection of the plant during overhauls. Sand treatment

We offer you tailored solutions for a wide range of requirements


and installation conditions.
Primary and secondary clarification

Shut-off devices

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PASSAVANT® and GEIGER® GEIGER® climber screens
bar screens with grab cleaner

NOGGERATH®, JOHNSON SCREENS® and PASSAVANT® coarse screens for pumping stations
PASSAVANT® revolving chain screens

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NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS® NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS®
fine screening solutions spiral sieves

NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS®


rotary drum screens

PASSAVANT® shut-off devices

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FINE SCREENING.

Bilfinger Water Technologies is also renowned for continuous development in the


field of fine screening. We aim to ensure a reliable, defined and targeted separation of
fine substances such as fibres and floating matter, in order to optimise downstream
processes and to protect the environment.

After bulky screenings have been separated in the coarse screen- 1. Inlet works / headworks:
ing stage, fine contaminants such as hair, fibres, sanitary articles
or paper still remain in the wastewater. The narrow gap widths
of fine screening rakes and sieves are excellently suited for the Coarse screening
removal of such substances and the safeguarding of subsequent
treatment phases.

In order to guarantee a reliable and efficient screening process, Fine screening


Bilfinger Water Technologies offers a broad portfolio of rakes
and screens which are tailored to your individual requirements.
PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices ensure efficient adjustment of
Screenings treatment
water volumes and reliable protection of installations during
overhauls.

Our machines can be optimally integrated into existing plants Sand treatment
and lead to a significant stabilisation of the operational process.
Operating companies benefit from a longer service life and a
high level of availability due to low-maintenance and low-wear
operation. Primary and secondary clarification

Shut-off devices

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SCREENINGS TREATMENT.

Efficient, ecological and responsible: Bilfinger Water Technologies develops


effective and economic solutions for the environmentally-friendly disposal of
screenings from municipal and industrial applications, both with and without
substrate wash-out.

The waste from coarse and fine screening processes, which 1. Inlet works / headworks:
poses hygienic concerns, must undergo further processing before
disposal, due to its organic content and the build-up of odours.
Coarse screening
The soluble organic matter is washed out of the screenings
by means of special washing systems. The screenings are subse-
quently dewatered in presses to decrease the water content and
reduce the weight by up to 85 per cent. Fine screening

Apart from clearly positive aspects with regard to the environment,


this leads to a substantial reduction in disposal costs. Moreover,
Screenings treatment
a return of recycled waste from industrial applications into the
materials cycle is often viable.

Bilfinger Water Technologies offers you special washing Sand treatment


and pressing systems for municipal and industrial applications,
which are tailored to your specific requirements.

Primary and secondary clarification

Shut-off devices

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NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS® screw and wash presses

NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS® NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS® presses


wash and press systems

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NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS®
compact combi units

NOGGERATH® and NOGGERATH® and PASSAVANT®


JOHNSON SCREENS® JOHNSON SCREENS® grit chamber scrapers
sand separators sand washers

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SAND TREATMENT.

Bilfinger Water Technologies sand separators and sand washers are utilised to
reduce the water content, or respectively the organic content, in wastewater
treatment processes and thus contribute to both cost effectiveness and the
protection of the environment.

The rise in waste disposal costs is forcing the operators of 1. Inlet works / headworks:
sewage networks, wastewater treatment plants and industrial
enterprises to separate reusable materials from waste materials.
Our compact and robustly constructed sand separators and sand Coarse screening
washers, for the treatment of grit trap screenings and sewer
deposits, offer the possibility to transform the septic waste of today
into a hygienically safe commodity of tomorrow. These installa-
tions are characterised by a high degree of individuality, which Fine screening
is determined by the wide differences in the respective process
media, catchment areas and recycling paths.

Screenings treatment
The cleaning process is supported in the grit traps by additional
aeration systems which stir up floating matter and prevent
organics from settling. As aeration alone is not sufficient, sand
washers are then utilized to wash out the organics and ensure the Sand treatment
separation of the organic content. The result: lower investment
and operating costs which lead to a perceptible reduction in
disposal costs.
Primary and secondary clarification
Bilfinger Water Technologies also supplies combined and
complete solutions which unite the entire inlet works / headworks
in one system.
Shut-off devices

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INLET WORKS / HEADWORKS BUSINESS
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UNIT WATER
TREATMENT
TREATMENT
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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
CLARIFICATION.

The aim of the primary and secondary clarification processes is to remove all floating
and settleable solids, as far as possible, and to draw off clear water. Bilfinger Water
Technologies develops robust, low wear scraper technologies for the removal of
sediments in circular and longitudinal tanks, which are suitable for a wide range of
installation conditions and requirements.

Primary clarification is normally installed downstream of the 1. Inlet works / headworks:


grit removal and completes the inlet works / headworks.
After biological processing, the water / sludge mixture is
separated in the secondary treatment process. Coarse screening

In order to separate the water from the solids, the wastewater


is allowed to settle in sedimentation tanks so that the sludge is
deposited on the tank bottom and the treated water can be drawn Fine screening
off via the launder channels. The sludge sediment is removed by
means of scraper blades or suction pipes, whilst the floating matter
is scraped from the surface of the water into an outlet channel.
Screenings treatment
The scrapers move at a very low velocity, to avoid a renewed
disturbance of the sediment from the bottom of the tank.

Bilfinger Water Technologies offers you durable low wear scraper Sand treatment
systems for circular and longitudinal tanks with a tried and tested
robust and reliable construction.

Primary and secondary clarification

Shut-off devices

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PASSAVANT® scraper technologies for longitudinal tanks

PASSAVANT® scraper technologies for circular tanks

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SHUT-OFF DEVICES.
Control and transport systems are a fundamental part of process-based wastewater
treatment: products supplied by Bilfinger Water Technologies make a substantial
contribution to the safeguarding of process reliability, from the regulation of water inlets
and outlets, to the conveying of wastewater and waste material, to flood protection.

PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices play a central role in the manage- 1. Inlet works / headworks:
ment of flows of water / wastewater in drain and sewer systems:
they enable a targeted regulation of water inlets and outlets,
ensure the transport of water within municipal or industrial Coarse screening
pipe, sewer and tank systems and offer reliable flood protection.
PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices are also employed in rain water
retention systems, drain network shafts, reservoirs, dams and the
cooling towers of power stations. Fine screening

Bilfinger Water Technologies can build on more than a hundred


years of experience in the development and production of
Screenings treatment
uncased shut-off devices. Strict quality standards guarantee a high
level of safety and reliability, right down to the smallest detail.

Sand treatment

Primary and secondary clarification

Shut-off devices

PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices

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18 WE MAKE WATER TREATMENT WORK BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT
2. THE BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT:
THE HEART OF THE
MODERN WASTEWATER
TREATMENT PROCESS.

The highly complex requirements of the biological treatment must be viewed as a


whole, under varying environmental and framework conditions, assessed and then
implemented. Bilfinger Water Technologies develops tailored concepts to satisfy your
specific needs, which ensure stable degradation processes and comply your demands
regarding resource and cost efficiency.

After the inlet works / headworks, carbon and nitrogen com- The wastewater / activated sludge mixture is enriched with the
pounds and phosphate remain dissolved in the wastewater and necessary oxygen by means of aeration systems. The water /
must be removed by means of biological processes. As these sludge mixture, formed in the biological treatment, flows into the
substances act as natural fertilizers, their disposal without further downstream secondary settling tank where sedimentation
treatment would mean an over-fertilisation of bodies of water and occurs. After the sludge has been deposited, the clarified water
have far-reaching consequences for the ecosystem. flows into the receiving water course.

In order to remove these harmful substances, the wastewater Bilfinger Water Technologies has the benefit of many years
undergoes a number of individual processes. The nitrification of experience in the field of wastewater treatment and creates
process requires an oxygen rich environment to enable carbon a wide range of concepts and technologies for the entire
degradation and oxidation of ammonium to nitrate. In the subse- biological treatment of modern wastewater treatment processes:
quent denitrification phase, this nitrate is converted to nitrogen from aeration technology in the aeration tank, to process
and thus removed from the water. The removal of phosphates is engineering optimisation measures, to scraper technology for
supported with an anaerobic environment in the Bio-P-Phase. circular and longitudinal tanks.

2. Biological treatment:

Aeration technologies System solutions for energy and process efficiency

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AERATION TECHNOLOGIES.

Aeration tanks and the respective aeration equipment are at the core of modern
biological wastewater treatment plants. Modern wastewater technology calls for
efficient aeration systems which ensure a high level of technical flexibility with
maximum oxygen enrichment values.

2. Biological treatment:

Aeration technologies System solutions for energy and process efficiency

Biological treatment in the aeration tank is aided by microrganisms The biological treatment is followed by the separation of the
which absorb and process dissolved substances. Aeration systems water / sludge mixture in the secondary clarification process.
play an important role hereby, as they create an oxygen rich This final stage of the biological treatment aims to remove, as
environment and promote the mixing of the sludge and water. far as possible, all the floating and settleable solids and draw off
clear water. In order to achieve high throughput rates and low
Bilfinger Water Technologies offers a wide range of efficient turbulence levels, Bilfinger Water Technologies provides robust
aeration systems for the effective introduction of oxygen into the and almost turbulence-free scraper technologies for circular and
activated sludge, which are designed to meet various challenges longitudinal tanks which are also highly suitable for primary and
and to be utilised in different applications, according to your intermediary clarification tanks.
specific requirements. Our technologies are characterized by their
constantly high level of oxygen enrichment, robust and resilient
construction and application flexibility.

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PASSAVANT® Fine Bubble Aeration BIOFLEX®

PASSAVANT® Fine Bubble Aeration ROEFLEX®

PASSAVANT® Surface Brush Aerator


MAMMOTH ROTOR®

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Overview of the basic structure of AQUALOGIC® control systems

PLC
PC with AQUALOGIC ® control system
measuring signals

control commands

control commands

measuring
signals

remote maintenance process units e.g.


• aeration
• precipitant dosage*
• p rocess water dosage*
Bilfinger Water Technologies
• ...*

Sensors * Options

Progression of various measurement parameters in intermittent operation

oxygen

nitrate

al
potenti
redox

am
mo
ni
um

phosphate

min. aeration dyn. aeration min. denitrification dyn. denitrification min. bio-P dyn. bio-P

aerobic / aeration phase anoxic / denitrification phase anaerobic / bio-P-phase

Daily chart

inflow

nitrate aeration 1

ammonium
aeration 1

oxygen
aeration 1

nitrate aeration 2

ammonium
aeration 2

oxygen
aeration 2

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SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
FOR ENERGY AND
PROCESS EFFICIENCY.

The various – partly counter-directional – processes in wastewater treatment plants


place heavy demands on technical implementation procedures. A comprehensive
approach is, therefore, required to ensure efficiency in the implementation of optimisation
measures. This is the only way to concurrently achieve the highest level of cleaning
performance, stable degradation processes and minimal energy consumption.

2. Biological treatment:

Aeration technologies System solutions for energy and process efficiency

The efficiency of wastewater treatment Our systems run with high operational Our portfolio includes:
plants is determined by optimal tuning reliability, have flexible measuring
of all prevailing conditions such as, for technology and achieve optimal process ▪ I NTECH Process Efficiency
example, pH-values, concentrations of results with low energy consumption AQUALOGIC ® and ENERLOGIC ® :
substances, the use of precipitants and and reduced operating costs. Therefore, Load dependent aeration control
the required energy input. We develop climate-damaging CO 2 emissions can and further important processes
transparent and user-friendly systems to also be reduced. Hundreds of wastewater relating to biological treatment e.g.
efficiently optimise and coordinate your treatment plants are already profiting precipitant dosing, recirculation,
specific treatment processes. Apart from from our holistic approach to the sludge age control, etc.
the tailored oxygen input control for the optimisation of their processes.
aeration process, we supply a large num- ▪ I NTECH Process Efficiency
ber of additional modules (process water AQUALOGIC LAGO ® :
dosing, precipitant dosing, recirculation  Modification concept for the
control, sludge age control, etc.) and also improvement of performance in pond
solutions for pond treatment plants. treatment plants

▪ I NTECH Process Efficiency


TSM-MODUL® :
 Mixing system to improve efficiency
in use of precipitants

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3. SLUDGE TREATMENT:
ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY
DISPOSAL AND EXTRACTION
OF RAW MATERIALS.

Increasing demands on the quality of wastewater, growing concerns regarding


the disposal methods used to date, and the need to retrieve raw materials from
wastewater currently provide the framework for the planning of sustainable
treatment technologies.

In the primary clarification stage, sewage sludge accrues when Regardless of subsequent disposal methods, it is advisable, from
organic substances are degraded. This has to be purified, recycled an economic point of view, to prepare the sludge for downstream
or disposed of but there are currently no competent standard processes. Separation procedures, in which solids are removed
procedures for further processing. In some counties the disposal from the water phase, play a central role. Sludge treatment is
of sewage sludge is carried out at landfills, for example, necessary to reduce the volume and mass of sludge which accrues
whilst in others some of the sludge is used as a biological in the wastewater clarification process and to improve the possi-
fertiliser in agriculture. bilities for further utilisation. The effectiveness of the separation
process has a decisive influence on the volume of sludge to be
As an unrestricted disposal of sludge is no longer possible at transported and disposed of.
every location and the pollution levels of the “fertilizer” are a
cause for environmental concern, the demand for efficient and With these aspects in mind, Bilfinger Water Technologies develops
sustainable concepts for sludge treatment is increasing. a wide range of systems and machines for sludge thickening and
dewatering processes.

3. Sludge treatment:

Sludge thickening Sludge dewatering

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SLUDGE THICKENING.

Sewage sludge is continuously produced in the course of wastewater clarification


processes, which is either utilized in further processing or disposed of. A rapid
concentration of the solids and a reduction of the sludge volume are the basis for the
efficient treatment and disposal of wastewater sludge in downstream processes.

3. Sludge treatment:

Sludge thickening Sludge dewatering

The quantity of primary and surplus sludge is reduced as a result With its PASSAVANT® gravity thickeners and the
of sludge thickening procedures and disposal costs are, therefore, PASSAVANT® Belt Thickener FluX-Drain, Bilfinger Water
lowered. Special stirring and scraping mechanisms reduce the Technologies offers particularly economic solutions for your
water content of the sludge in the sludge thickening tank and enable specific application requirements.
a continuous removal of still pumpable, free-flowing sludge into
a collection hopper. Mechanical thickeners are used when rapid In addition to the planning and installation of entire fully
thickening is required for sludge which cannot be stabilised. operational sludge thickening plants, it is possible to easily
These are suitable for both high and low throughput volumes and integrate our systems into existing structures.
enable a high thickening concentration, in an economic process
with low polymer consumption.

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PASSAVANT® Belt Thickener FluX-Drain

PASSAVANT® gravity thickeners PASSAVANT® Belt Thickener FluX-Drain

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PASSAVANT® Belt Filter Press FluX-Press

PASSAVANT® chamber filter presses JOHNSON SCREENS® screw presses

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SLUDGE DEWATERING.

Dewatering is one of the most important processes in the entire water treatment
procedure. As the burning of sewage sludge, or its disposal at a landfill site, both
involve costs, sludge dewatering pays off, particularly when several tons accrue
each day.

3. Sludge treatment:

Sludge thickening Sludge dewatering

After the sludge has been stabilised and thickened, as far Bilfinger Water Technologies, with its PASSAVANT® and
possible, it still retains a fluid consistency. The mechanical sludge JOHNSON SCREENS® brands, provides economic sludge
dewatering process then enables the separation / removal of a dewatering processes which achieve optimal results with low
portion of the sludge water and thus reduces the total volume. polymer consumption. The technical procedure involves the
Flocculating agents are added, which effect a separation of the separation of water in a continuous process with a combination
water from the sludge as a result of different electric charges. of separation by gravity and by pressure. Mechanical dewatering
Sewage sludge can be used in agriculture, in so far as it complies is always recommended when there is a demand for economically
with statutory sewage sludge regulations. The disposal methods viable volume and weight reduction, with a maximum possible
are either burning or landfill sites, depending on the local frame- solids concentration, combined with an optimal yield of clarified
work conditions. water. Our machines are universally adaptable and are, therefore,
amongst the most utilized sludge dewatering machines worldwide.

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30 WE MAKE WATER TREATMENT WORK FINE AND MICRO-SIEVING / SCREENING
4. FINE AND MICRO-SIEVING / 
SCREENING – THE FINAL STEP
TOWARDS CLEAN WATER.

Micro-sieving / screening is the last stage in the water intake procedure and plays a
particularly important role as downstream installations such as pumps and capacitors
must be reliably protected against breakdowns. Solids and / or contaminants are
separated from the liquid phase and removed for disposal or recycling.

With its rotary drums, micro screens and underdrain systems for Micro screen systems with rotating drums are an effective and
gravity filters, Bilfinger Water Technologies offers effective and cost effective alternative to conventional rakes and screens in
economic solutions for water purification, wastewater treatment municipal wastewater technology applications. Our underdrain
and the processing of recyclable material. screening components are suitable for use in the purification of
drinking or process water and also as a third clarification stage
Fine and micro-sieving / screening is based on mechanical processes. or for complex filtration applications.
Various screening technologies form the basis for the separation
of liquids and solids and are decisive to the success of practical
applications. Screening is carried out either statically or dynami-
cally, whereby both processes can be effected in a continuous or
discontinuous mode. Rotary drum, micro and underdrain screens
are employed for fine and micro-sieving / screening in gravity filter
systems.

4. Fine and micro-sieving / screening:

Rotary drum and sieve systems Underdrain screening systems

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ROTARY DRUM
AND SIEVE SYSTEMS.

Rotary drum screens separate, filter and sieve floating matter and particles from
liquids, process water and wastewater. Each rotary drum screen is specifically
designed for the respective application. A differentiation is, therefore, made between
screen types which are loaded internally or externally. When ultra fine particles have
to be filtered out of flows of water and wastewater, micro-sieving / screening
technologies come into play.

4. Fine and micro-sieving / screening:

Rotary drum and sieve systems Underdrain screening systems

Bilfinger Water Technologies has a broad portfolio of internally Micro screen rotary drum systems are an effective and economic
and externally loaded rotary drum and micro screen systems, alternative to conventional screening systems in municipal waste-
which have been successfully employed for many years in the sepa- water treatment plants and are excellently suited to the treatment
ration of solids and liquids in municipal wastewater treatment of surface water. Micro screen rotary drum systems can be used
plants and for the treatment of industrial process water. in a wide range of applications as they offer the possibility to
utilise diverse meshes made of a wide variety of materials.
The heart of the internally loaded screen design is a robust Our micro screens can reliably filter out the finest particles from
rotating screen drum in which the solids are retained, flows of water and wastewater with a convincingly high separation
carefully dewatered and then discharged from the system. performance and low cost in continuous operation.
Externally loaded rotary drums are particularly suitable for
floating, greasy and sticky solids which can be reliably separated
via the surface of the rotary drum screen.

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NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS®
rotary drum screens

NOGGERATH® and JOHNSON SCREENS® micro screen rotary drum systems

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JOHNSON SCREENS® underdrain screening systems

water

media

distributor

central channel
TRITON
UNDERDRAIN ™

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UNDERDRAIN SCREENING.

Bilfinger Water Technologies offers underdrain screening systems for filter


installations as an optimal and cost-effective solution for the filtration of water,
wastewater and process water, in order to improve wastewater collection and
provide an optimal distribution of air and water in the backwash tank.

4. Fine and micro-sieving / screening:

Rotary drum and sieve systems Underdrain screening systems

JOHNSON SCREENS® TRITON UNDERDRAINS™ are a drainage The main advantages of the JOHNSON SCREENS® TRITON
system offering the optimal solution for both new installations UNDERDRAINS™ are their low construction height and variable
and filter refurbishment, which is employed as an alternative to gap widths of up to 0.150 mm. The gap can be adjusted to
the conventional filter nozzle bottom in wastewater treatment suit the filter material and supporting layers are, therefore,
plants. These systems are mainly installed in open filter tanks but no longer necessary.
special applications are also possible in closed pressure filters.
The system guarantees optimal collection and distribution of filtered The TRITON UNDERDRAINS™ are available in stainless steel and
wastewater with a direct retention of the filtered material. PVC and guarantee a high level of strength and durability with
maximum open surface area. They thus offer you the opportunity
to optimise the efficiency of your treatment plants.

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NOGGERATH® pumps

NOGGERATH® Nogco-Whirl Mixer NOGGERATH® Ball Check Valve

36 WE MAKE WATER TREATMENT WORK PUMP TECHNOLOGIES


5. PUMP TECHNOLOGIES
FOR EFFICIENT AND
RELIABLE CONVEYING.

Bilfinger Water Technologies has a broad portfolio, offering you the optimal pump
solution for your application field. The components can be perfectly integrated into
your process chain to ensure that all your processes run smoothly and efficiently.
All our products are based on the highest safety and quality standards which have
been certified numerous times.

Whether it is a question of conveying lightly contaminated, The technologies supplied by Bilfinger Water Technologies are of
coarse or abrasive wastewater in pumping, wastewater or the highest possible quality, 100 per cent reliable and integrate
industrial production installations, or the transport of liquids in perfectly into your specific conveying system. Our technologies
aquacultures or agriculture: we offer you solutions which are achieve a continuously outstanding performance as confidence
perfectly tailored to your specific application purposes. in the reliability of each and every individual component is
particularly important in processes with high throughput volumes,
In addition to various pumping technologies such as vortex complex conveying and problematic substances.
pumps, one and multi channel pumps, grinder pumps or drainage
pumps, the newly extended NOGGERATH® pump range also Our robust low-wear products perform efficiently, with longer
includes mixers and ball check valves. maintenance intervals and high operational dependability.
Thanks to their innovative design and the special materials used,
they are able to operate reliably and practically free of blockages.

DELIVERY ONLY IN GERMANY!

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38 WE MAKE WATER TREATMENT WORK AFTER-MARKET AND FIELD-SERVICES
AFTER-MARKET & FIELD
SERVICES – SYSTEMATIC,
RELIABLE AND GLOBAL.

We, as a multidisciplinary team of specialists, think and act with a direct focus on
customer needs. We use direct communication routes to find swift and efficient solutions
to each and every problem. We happily take on any challenge in order to constantly
provide the high quality standards set out in our service concept and we put them into
practise on a day to day basis. We understand the term “full service” as a dynamic
task and are open to change and any comments or suggestions you may wish to make.

Our constant objective is your satisfaction with us and our Our full service concept
products, as we are aware that only top quality in both production
and service will enable you to profit from durable machine
functionality and efficiency, low operational and investment Ins t a
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costs and reliability in all stages of your processes. Adv ssio &
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we have a wide range of special parts and spare parts which are
developed and manufactured in our own certified workshops Bilfinger

(DIN EN ISO 9001:2008) and which undergo strict controls before Water Technologies
dispatch. We are able to develop an effective solution to suit your Service

individual requirements with the help of a comprehensive analysis,


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We realise that breakdowns, production downtimes and machine men t
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failures are both extremely annoying and expensive. This is
why our dedicated team is at your service with state-of-the-art
technology, at all times, both within Germany and abroad.
Spare parts or service call-outs can be requested around the
clock. You will receive competent support via our service hotline
24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Strong team – strong service.

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Water Technologies

Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH


Global Business Unit Water Treatment
Passavant-Geiger-Strasse 1
65326 Aarbergen
Germany
Phone +49 6120 28-0
Fax +49 6120 28-2182
info.water@bilfinger.com
www.water.bilfinger.com

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