Valmet Dry Solids Measurement - Valmet DS
Valmet Dry Solids Measurement (Valmet DS) for dried wastewater sludge (dry cake), is installed after the dewatering machine at municipal wastewater treatment plants. Accurate measurement of biosolids provides significant savings in polymer dosage, energy, and dewatered solids transportation.
A new solution for dry cake measurement
Valmet Dry Solids Measurement (Valmet DS) utilizes microwave technology, requiring no special certification or safety procedures, to make a stable and
accurate solids measurement for dewatering control in waste water treatment. Valmet DS extracts a continuous sample from the falling cake flow after a centrifuge or screw press and measures the solid content before returning the sample back to the process.
Continuous measurements bring cost savings for wastewater management
Feedback control using the accurate dry solids measurement provided by Valmet DS can fully optimize polymer dosage and provide energy savings through better torque control of the centrifuge. Maximizing drying efficiency to a target dry cake solids content can provide additional savings with reduced transportation costs and improved power boiler combustion.
- Reliable screw based sampling
- Cake solids range up to 35 %
- Built-in calibration routine
- Industrial Internet remote access
In addition to full remote access of Valmet DS functions, measurement data, alarms and diagnostics via the Industrial Internet, the Valmet DS Ethernet connection can be used for local control with a laptop or tablet computer during commissioning.
Valmet DS is typically located in the downfall section of the dry cake. A sample retrieval screw feeds a return screw which compresses and pushes the sample
through the microwave sensor chamber before being returned to the process.
The Valmet DS measurement is based on multivariable microwave resonance, compensated for varations in material temperature and calibrated during commissioning with samples taken from the screw and oven dried.
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|Sensor material||Ceramics / Body Aisi 317L|
|Measuring range||Up to 35 % solids|
Municipal dried wastewater (sewage) cake
|Temperature range||+0...65 °C|
|Mill system interface||4...20 mA, Ethernet|
24 VDC (measuring electronics)
Customer success stories
Valmet goes underground to help treat wastewater
The Kakolanmäki waste water treatment plant, jointly owned by 14 municipalities, has been operating in the southern Finnish city of Turku since the beginning of 2009. Since the plant is built underground it has a more constant and higher temperature than surface facilities, a distinct advantage for treatment conditions. It is able to process the wastewater from 300,000 people and various industrial sources in a way that considerably reduces the nutrient load on the Baltic Sea.
Valmet wastewater solutions save energy and chemicals
Tampere Water recently installed several Valmet total solids measurement devices and a sludge dewatering control package at its Viinikanlahti wastewater treatment plant in Tampere, Finland.