Metso recently launched a solution to optimize sludge dewatering at wastewater treatment plants. Metso SDO (Sludge Dewatering Optimizer) enables wastewater plant operators to operate dewatering equipment with accurate and efficient continuous optimization. The SDO was designed to improve sludge dewatering performance by up to 50 percent, reduce chemicals consumption and improve efficiency.
A higher solids content of concentrated sludge results in higher thermal energy in the incineration process. It may also reduce transportation costs when shipping to a landfill. Automating the dewatering process also cuts laboratory sampling, produces 24/7 real-time data and decreases the need to continuously monitor the process.
Metso SDO is suitable for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment processes.