Before choosing a dewatering container, there are a few essential considerations that can ensure you get the right system for your needs. Taking the time to work through these factors not only provides insight into the best size and style of sludge dewatering box, but it may also open up revenue generating opportunities for your company.
Volume of Wastewater Produced
Different sizes of a sludge dewatering box can more effectively manage larger or smaller volumes of wastewater. Or example, a 30 cubic yard roll-off dewatering container can process up to 25,000 gallons of liquid waste with up to 2% solid materials.
A 15-foot cubic yard roll-off dewatering container can process up to 12,000 gallons of wastewater at the same level of 2% solids. It is important to note, the 15 cubic yards and 30 cubic yards refers to the amount of biosolids or sludge the tanks hold at capacity.
Cost of Disposal of Sludge
The cost of the disposal of the sludge or biosolids has an impact on the choice. When wastewater contains organic or non-harmful materials, the sludge may be disposed of in a number of ways, including in agricultural settings or for soil supplementation.
With any type of restricted or toxic sludge, the disposal cost includes both hauling as well as disposal charges. A larger sludge dewatering box decreases the hauling cost by requiring fewer trips.
Options For Passive Revenue
For a business located around other businesses producing wastewater and liquid waste, it is possible to process the wastewater from other companies. This can provide a passive revenue stream for your business, helping to pay for the dewatering box as well as offsetting the cost of disposal.
In these types of situations, choosing the larger dewatering box allows for greater capacity to process wastewater, decreasing overall operating costs, and making money over time.
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