When should a digester be cleaned?
Who should clean your tank?
Most tanks are hazardous environments, and entry may lead to severe injury or death. Regardless of tank size or purpose each tank will need to be cleaned by a qualified professional.
How do you clean digesters?
Why should digesters be cleaned?
Despite advancements in mixing equipment technology, all digesters sooner or later build up a bottom deposit of sand grit and heavy solids of all descriptions. Additionally, most digesters form a scum blanket on the top of the digester. Both the build up on the bottom of the tank and the scum blanket reduce the digesters effective treatment capacity and lead to short circuiting or reduced efficiency.
What is a digester?
The tank is designed to provide control of pertinent operation and environmental variables. The operation and environmenal variables are controlled so that treatment can occur at accelerated rates. Although there are various methods of digestion, all have a common goal of stabilizing the sludges they receive.
Why clean tanks?
1) Improve tank function or efficiency
2) Enable regular maintenance/inspection to be completed on the tank
Tank cleaning is becoming increasingly important for optimal wastewater and water treatment plant performance.
When are tanks cleaned?
However often tanks are cleaned for emergency repairs or for inspection purposes. Small tanks such as septic tanks will need to be cleaned on a regular basis depending on the loading they receive. Each case is unique to the function of the tank and other components of the plant or process. Contact us to help you develop a cleanout schedule.