When water quality has been negatively affected by an outside influence it is then considered waste water. Waste water is generated by domestic, industrial, commercial, agriculture and through natural processes such as surface runoff. No matter the cause, waste water needs to be handled in a safe and prompt manner to avoid environmental contamination. IVAC’s powerful and portable systems are perfect for first response recovery of waste water. The waste water can be quickly removed and pumped to containment and or treatment tanks, while the surrounding environment is left pristine and undamaged by large equipment. The ability to discharge the waste water and sewage grit through a pipeline at long distances to an exact location is great for industrial and agricultural sites because the water can then be treated on site and put back into circulation. Sewerage grit can be in wet or dry state to be vacuumed up and then delivered with our powerful vacuum/delivery units.

pv500 vacuum unit pumping sludgeSewage Treatment & Pumping

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from municipal wastewater, containing mainly household sewage plus some industrial wastewater. Physical, chemical and biological processes are used to remove contaminants and produce treated wastewater (or treated effluent) that is safe enough to release into the environment. A by-product of sewage treatment is a semi-solid waste or slurry called sewage sludge. Sewage sludge has to undergo further treatment before being suitable for disposal or application to land. IVAC units have been industry proven as a very cost effective method for handling these types of materials. The harder the materials are to move conventionally, the more you need IVAC.

tank full of oil sludge to be pumped with vac system

IVAC’s PV model Vacuum/Delivery units are a low cost way to pick up and deliver your municipal waste streams. With the added ability to get into plants hard to reach areas our fully portable pumping equipment gets the job done.

PV500 inside of a building

PV500 Inside Treatment Plant

Great for Slimes, Sludges & Grit

Sewage treatment may also be referred to as wastewater treatment. However, the latter is more of a generalized term that can also refer to industrial wastewater. For most cities the sewer system will also carry a proportion of industrial effluent to the sewage treatment plant which has usually received pre-treatment at the factories themselves to reduce the pollutant load. If the sewer system is a combined sewer then it will also carry urban runoff (stormwater) to the sewage treatment plant. Sewage water can travel towards treatment plants via piping and in a flow aided by gravity and pumps. The first part of sewage filtration typically includes a bar screen to filter solids and large objects which are then collected in dumpsters and disposed of in landfills. The PV500 and PV250 vac systems are able to handle any of these materials in the sludge or dry conditions. If large solids end up in the wastewater stream IVAC units can pump that too.

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