Sludge Dewatering Equipment: Continuous Sludge Dryers
M.W. Watermark’s commitment to providing innovation for the water and wastewater treatment industry is well renowned. That is why we are constantly working on improving and redesigning machinery to introduce to the world. With that in mind, our engineers have produced the M.W. Watermark Continuous Sludge Dryer, which can reduce waste volume and weight significantly, offering an average yearly savings of nearly 60%.
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We also stock parts for most brands of continuous sludge dryers.
Watch our overview video below to see the M.W. Watermark Continuous Sludge Dryer in action!
About the M.W. Watermark Continuous Sludge Dryer
We offer the M.W. Watermark Continuous Sludge Dryer in two models, the DM-200G and the DM-380G. At full capacity, the DM-200G can process up to three cubic feet of material in an hour, while the larger DM-380G can process double that, or six cubic feet. These machines are designed to process metal hydroxide plating wastes, and, when used in conjunction with or “mated up” with your filter press, are used to dry filter cakes and bring them from 30% solids to up to 75% solids. The M.W. Watermark Continuous Sludge Dryer offers several improvements in efficiency and simplicity over other continuous dryers. These improvements include a drop-in footprint for compatibility and ease of installation, a PLC with full-color touch screen and fault alarms, stainless steel cake hopper, easy external access to high-temperature bearings, an over-sized extruder gearbox with AC drive and inverter duty motor, and durable stainless steel construction of all wetted components.
M.W. Watermark also offers maintenance and repair services for our own line of sludge dryers and as well as models from other suppliers. We will also continue to offer aftermarket support for other brands of dryers.
This machine is designed to partner or mate up with a filter press, which dewaters metal hydroxide slurries from metal plating operations. The filter cake that is produced by the filter press is dumped into the sludge dryer receiving hopper (A). Wiper blades push the filter cake through a stainless steel screen, decreasing the material’s size and shaping it for increased surface-area and efficient drying (B, C). Next, the noodle-shaped material falls onto a continuous stainless steel mesh belt, where it passes under a series of infrared heaters for drying (D). The heat is produced by natural or LP gas, while ambient air is drawn through the heat chamber by a fan mounted on the inlet of the wet scrubber (E). After significant reduction, the dry, granular material exits the dryer into a container for removal.
Why Choose M.W. Watermark?
To our company, customer service is the first priority. Our brand is family oriented and driven to produce high-quality wastewater treatment equipment made in the U.S.A. We believe it is important to make a positive impact on the planet by keeping our finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. That is why our professional and experienced engineering staff is constantly striving to build and improve upon wastewater machinery. Our flexibility allows us to deliver our parts and products in a timely manner, and we offer continuous aftermarket support for any maintenance help or other issues you may need assistance with.
If you have any questions about our sludge dryers or would like to request a quote, please contact our Sales and Service Team.
Continuous Sludge Dryer Specifications
|Sludge Dryer Specifications||DM-200G||DM-380G|
Water Removal Rate*
|94# Water / Hour||188# Water / Hour|
480V 3Ø 60CY
|Burner Rates||200,000 BTU||400,000 BTU|
|Maximum Gas Consumption
|Scrubber Water Usage @50psi||2 GPM||4 GPM|
|Scrubber Drain||2” NPT Gravity Drain||2” NPT Gravity Drain|
|Weight||3,962 lbs.||4,500 lbs.|
|Std. Hopper Capacity||13 ft3||17 ft3|
|Exhaust Air CFM||275||325|
|Wetted Materials of Construction||304SS & Carbon Steel||304SS & Carbon Steel|
*Based on 2,125 BTU to remove 1 pound of water. BTU requirements vary per application.
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