When it comes to treating waste, there has never been as many options than what we have at our disposal today. With the huge number of different materials we use in our everyday lives comes the need to ensure their disposal in the most effective manner possible – leading to the multitude of disposal options. One of these options is a centrifuge system.
A centrifuge is used to separate liquids from solids, allowing for further treatment processes – it simply provides the best solution in dealing with large volumes of sludges. How does one work though, and why are they effective?
How A Centrifuge System Works
Fundamentally, a centrifuge system provides waste volume reduction by spinning sludge to separate solids; this allows the water to be separated. When spun, the separated waste is ejected through a screw process and the spun solids are deposited into a waste receptacle.
Used for many applications in science and industry, a centrifuge places an object (in this case, sludge) in a rotation around a fixed axis, spinning it around in a circle. The force that’s applied will be at 90° to the axis of the spin; this then creates what’s become known as ‘the sedimentation principle’.
Thanks to the spin, the continued acceleration of the machine will cause the dense (solid) materials of the waste to move outwards, towards the ends of the centrifuge, whilst the less dense materials (the liquid) will move to the centre. This separation then allows for the easy collection of both waste streams.
Treating The Collected Waste From A Centrifuge
Aside from being effective at separating waste, a centrifuge system offers a much-more environmentally friendly approach to waste management because it significantly reduces the waste stream by removing as much fluid as possible. In most cases, the separated solids can be further treated and reused.
Without such technology, waste would be placed into landfill – placing strain on land availability, as well as causing environmental effects and considerable landfill costs.
As society is attempting to reduce the amount of Co2 emissions it creates, recycling has replaced landfill as the first-port-of-call for waste management professionals. This has seen the costs of landfill grow year-on-year, so choosing to dispose of your waste via recycling will cost much less than it would if you arranged for your waste to be placed into landfill. Furthermore, the use of a centrifuge provides a quick and easy way to deal with sludge, so the use of one will provide an excellent cost-effective service.
So if you’re looking to effectively treat your waste sludges, ensuring that solid waste and liquid waste is treated, recycled and/or disposed of in the easiest, most environmentally friendly manner possible, why not get in touch with the experts here at BKP?
Choose BKP For Swift, Effective and Efficient Waste Management
Here at BKP, we are one of very few licensed hazardous waste transfer station in the South of England with a centrifuge system, so we can continue to provide clients old and new with more cost-effective options when it comes to removing, treating and disposing of their waste.
Our centrifuge is able to provide waste volume reduction on a much larger scale than ever before. This makes for a more effective solution in treating heavy sludges and particularly difficult waste streams.
Our centrifuge can manage both hazardous and non-hazardous sludges, with the speed of the machine able to be controlled remotely until the waste stream has been sufficiently separated. So not only does our centrifuge allow for a large volume of waste to be kept out of landfill, the ability to control the treatment process in a single facility reduces our vehicular movements, reducing our own carbon footprint.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill, saving you time, money and effort, why not consider getting in touch with our expert waste management team today?
Get In Touch With Our Expert Waste Disposal Team To Learn More
To learn more about how our centrifuge system could benefit you, please do not hesitate to give us a call today on 0800 376 5004. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.