We now press when it works
best for us; when manpower, weather and resources are available.
We went all last winter with out starting up the press. When we are
not pressing, we can use the truck used to haul the pressed
for other tasks."
How would the plant run without the Aquastore holding/
settling tank? Typically on other waste water treatment plants
using a solids press of some kind, sludge is wasted from the aerobic
digesters and sent to the belt filter press on a daily basis. The
solids would be around 1% to 2% solids so you are working with
a lot more volume. The daily running of the belt filter press would
also require that you have a truck available to move the material
to a sludge drying beds, land application or field application. The
solids truck would be dedicated and parked under the solids