The Combi® pretreatment system is a totally self-contained, fully enclosed, headworks system that is designed for wastewater treatment plants. It integrates fi ne screening, screenings dewatering and grit handling in a single, prefabricated, stainless steel unit. Solids and grit are moved through multiple zones of operation via Parkson’s proven, highly effective shaftless spiral technology.
All components are engineered for proper interface, low maintenance, optimal throughput and simple, reliable operation. The system is designed for sewage or septage pretreatment. A variety of options are available to meet site specifi c requirements.
Fine Screening As the infl uent passes into the screening area, a perforated screen separates the solids from the fl ow. The screen is kept clean by rugged brushes mounted on the conveying spiral.
The screened liquid fl ows into the grit chamber for further treatment and the screenings are conveyed out of the tank to the dewatering zone.
Solids Dewatering In the dewatering zone, the screened solids are dewatered by compression. The result is drip-free solids, signifi cantly reduced in weight and volume for easy storage and fewer trips to landfi ll.
Grit Management The pre-screened liquid then fl ows to the system’s grit chamber where grit is allowed to settle. The settled grit is conveyed to dewatering via a spiral which runs the length of the chamber.
The dewatering spiral conveys the grit upward, moving slowly and intermittently to allow maximum drainage before discharge. The dewatered grit is then ready for disposal. The screened, degritted liquid fl ows over a weir to the plant for further treatment.
When the Combi® System is used for septage receiving, a number of special options are available, including:
– Security system: allows only haulers with approved PINs to discharge into the unit, thus enabling the plant to operate the unit unmanned, 24-hours a day
– Magnetic flow meter: measures instantaneous and total flow. Data can be used for billing purposes
– pH and conductivity sensors: monitors loads and prevents undesirable materials from contaminating the treatment plant
While the basic components of the Combi® system are prepackaged, there are several options that let you customize it to the particular needs of your plant.
Opening sizes in the fine screen are available in 1/8” or 1/4” diameters to meet your requirements.
Aeration Cleaner grit can be achieved by incorporating aeration into the grit chamber.
Scum removal If scum and floatables are a major problem, the system can be fitted with a special scum trap mounted on the side of the grit chamber. Manual or automatic skimmers are available (optional).
Bagger cassette For further odor containment and ease of screenings/grit handling, a bagging system is available.
Both designs can be equipped with a flash mixing and flocculation tank upstream of the inlet pipe. The chemical flocculant is added in a separate flash mixing compartment.
The Combi® system is a modular headworks system, complete with controls that are ideal for pretreating sewage or septage. The system is delivered ready to run as soon as it is anchored in place, influent/effluent and power lines are connected, and the screenings and grit dewatering assemblies are mounted. Features include:
– Fabricated of stainless steel with rugged, abrasion resistant carbon steel spirals
– Up-front serviceability. The entire unit is accessible for easy inspection and maintenance. No underwater bearings
– System is completely enclosed to minimize offensive odors
– Unit can be installed above ground, below ground or partially below ground