Steel Finishing Mill Case Study


Steel Finishing Mill Industrial Waste Water Treatment Facility Material:

  • Primarily Iron Oxide and Calcium Carbonate Settled out in Clarifiers
  • Incoming Slurry 10 – 35% Solids

Problems & Challenges

  • Two Existing Vacuum Drums are Obsolete and One Already Out of Service
  • Parts for Vacuum Drums Usually must be Custom Made
  • Rising Maintenance, Transportation & Disposal Costs
  • Cake Off Vacuum Drum 35 – 50% Solids, Sometimes Runny or Wet
  • Wanted Newer Technology to Replace Obsolete Dewatering System
  • Equipment Needs to Run 1.83 Tons D.W.S. Per Hour

Solution: Pilot Testing, Equipment and Support from Bright Technologies

    • Bright Lab Tested the Customers Slurry and Issued a Report Showing 60-70% Cake Solids are Possible with our Belt Filter Press
    • Bright Pilot Tested at the Customers Site to Confirm Lab Results and Establish “Real World” Parameters for System Design and Sizing.
    • Bright Worked with the Owners Engineers to Develop a System Design
    • Recommended and Provided a 1.2 Meter Belt Press & Controls
    • Bright Trained the Owner’s Operators and Offered Valuable Process andOperational Recommendations for the Complete Dewatering Process.


  • Established a Production Rate of 2.75 Tons D.W.S. @ 65% Cake Solids
  • Can Fill a Roll Off Container in 2-3 Hours!
  • Bright Technologies Equipment & Support Exceeded Expectations

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skid mounted belt filter presses