Reduced organics reduces operating costs
Reducing organic material in captured grit reduces volume, weight, water content and odors. Cleaner grit retains less moisture and allows it to drain away. This results in less material that needs to be landfilled – significantly reducing disposal fees, hauling and handling fees and the resources needed to deal with it.
Single supplier accountability guarantees grit system performance
Bundled grit separation, washing, and dewatering from a single manufacturer simplifies maintenance and operational questions and provides a single point of contact to ensure that the entire grit removal process can protect your plant. A single supplier eliminates finger pointing with different manufacturers blaming the others for any problems. Hydro International provides complete grit removal systems with no weak links. A single supplier also ensures that your entire grit removal system is always operating at peak efficiency with optimized performance.
Reduced odor = happy operators & neighbors
Disposing of grit is usually performed as a batch process. Grit is often left in open air dumpsters until enough is collected to warrant disposal. High organic content grit can lead to significant odor issues and an unpleasant environment for operators. The Hydro GritCleanse™ system outputs grit that has less than 5% Volatile Solids. Additionally, the Hydro GritCleanse™ is fully enclosed, further reducing odor issues.
Optimized to work with HeadCell® and Grit King® separation
The Hydro GritCleanse™ is the only fluidized bed grit washing system specifically designed to work with the industry’s best performing advanced grit separation systems the HeadCell® and Grit King® and is designed to fully capitalize on their phenomenal performance. When a Hydro GritCleanse™ system is paired with our grit separation technology we can guarantee entire system grit removal performance.
Designed for easy maintenance
All stainless-steel construction and heavy-duty design ensures durability even in outdoor operation. The Hydro GritCleanse™ uses a shafted screw design with an external lower bearing. Unlike classifiers with shaftless screws there is no need for liners or steel wear bars that often need to be cut out to be replaced, requiring a complete disassembly of the unit. Instead, the Hydro GritCleanse™ is equipped with a long lasting 4-bolt lower bearing that can be accessed and serviced from the outside of the trough saving both money and downtime. Shafted screw design reduces wear and eliminates the need to replace wear bars or liners. The dewatering screw pivots to allow easy access for maintenance. Rinse water is injected via nozzles which are accessible externally. Other systems use neoprene membranes to introduce rinse water, but membranes are subject to fouling when using non-potable water. The membranes are also typically stacked within the screw/clarifier assembly which requires complete disassembly for maintenance.
Tangential feed improves performance
Feeding the clarifier at the tangent allows the Hydro GritCleanse™ to immediately put grit in direct contact with the clarifier surface and establishes a rotary flow pattern. Grit is caught in the boundary layer as it settles to the bottom of the unit into the gently agitated fluidized bed. Washers that feed at the clarifier center force the grit particles to travel a significant distance to reach the clarifier surface. This allows more opportunity for finer/slower settling grit to be carried out with the effluent.