Launch of Brentwood’s New SedVac System at ACE ’13

This year at ACE ’13, Brentwood will be launching our new, industry-leading SedVac system and educating water professionals about the added benefits of combining it with tube settlers. Together, the systems work to increase flow throughout drinking water clarifiers and improve effluent quality while keeping the basin floor clean. Learn more below and visit us in Denver at Booth 7030!

Why Tube Settlers?

Brentwood’s NSF certified tube settlers increase the settling capacity of clarifiers and basins by reducing the vertical distance a floc particle needs to settle before agglomerating to form larger particles. The channels collect solids into a compact mass, allowing the solids to slide down the tube channel to the basin floor. The addition of tube settlers into existing water treatment plants increases plant capacity with very little retrofitting required.

When is SedVac a Good Fit?

SedVac’s cable-driven, patent-pending technology stands out in an industry plagued by vacuum systems prone to clogging. By outfitting the SedVac’s triangular header wings with a 4-inch-high intake across the entire leading edge of each header, the opportunity for clogging is significantly reduced. The SedVac system works exceptionally well when a plant needs to increase capacity but does not have the resources to build new tanks or undergo large-scale alteration projects. Not only can SedVac handle heavy solids loadings up to 3 percent, but it can also handle varying levels of influent quality, making it an ideal system for facilities where fluctuating intake levels can prove challenging to operators and owners alike.

Together is Better

Working in tandem, Brentwood’s tube settlers and innovative SedVac system settle solids at two to four times the normal rate and clean the basin floor with a lower daily operating time than conventional systems. By minimizing the number of times a tank is dewatered for maintenance, the amount of filter backwashing required, and the cost of coagulants needed, overall plant operating costs can be decreased. Both individual systems work for the treatment plant to reduce costs, and together, prove that operating a high-quality water treatment facility can be cost-efficient as well as functional.