It is not uncommon for small business owners to pass on new options and technology due to lack of information about the long term benefits that the new option provides. A good example of this is biosolids dewatering systems, which do have an initial cost but can quickly begin to pay for themselves and even generate passive income over time.
The Basics of Operation
A biosolids dewatering system is not a new technology, but it offers advanced ability to treat wastewater so it can be safely released into the sewer system without risking fines and penalties for failing to meet local wastewater requirements.
Many small processors and production companies are simple catching all of this effluent water and holding it in tanks, then paying to have the tank removed and emptied as needed. Through the dewatering process, the effluent water is pumped into a roll-off style of tank, where it is treated using media and filtering processes.
These systems can effectively process wastewater with up to 2% solids, and they are designed to allow the treated water to run out into the sewer system or, in rural areas, into specific discharge locations. This leaves just the solid materials in the bottom, which is known as biosolid sludge.
With the retention of the small amount of solid material and the release of the water, the tanks only have to be emptied infrequently, saving on the cost. Larger companies may choose to purchase their own roll-off truck, allowing them full control over the process.
Additionally, a small business can process the wastewater of other businesses as a service. This allows the business owning the biosolids dewatering system to charge a fee for the process, offsetting the cost of hauling the solid waste to the designated dump. Depending on the type of solid material, the sludge can be used as a soil amendment, fill material for mining and excavations and other types of uses.