Mobile Thermal Hydrolysis Assists in Biosolids Processing

Mobile Thermal Hydrolysis Assists in Biosolids Processing

The conversion of wastewater effluent into Class A biosolids is serving as a solution for more and more forward-thinking wastewater treatment facilities. That process is no longer limited to large facilities, though, as Lystek International recently introduced a low-temperature, commercial-scale containerized Mobile Thermal Hydrolysis Processing unit. The product’s development is a direct response to increasing demand for practical resource recovery solutions, particularly from smaller-scale wastewater treatment plant operators.

“The Lystek Mobile THP extends the opportunity for a wider range of wastewater treatment facilities to participate in the many benefits of thermal hydrolysis with a compact package based on our proven technology,” says Rick Mosher, Lystek chief technology officer. “This new technology is part of our plan to continue innovating and providing the market with a range of practical solutions for biosolids and organics management.”

The units are the company’s smallest commercial system offering to date, and they operate entirely within two vertically stacked 50-foot containers requiring minimal external utilities. They are capable of processing 0.3 dry tons per hour and come complete with dewatering. They use a modular design and extend the proven technology behind the company’s in-plant thermal hydrolysis solutions by providing a compact, cost-effective package capable of rapid implementation.

“Capital remains a primary constraint for many small- to medium-sized treatment plants that are also tasked with managing aging infrastructure and the risk of evolving regulations surrounding biosolids management,” Mosher says. “Lystek Mobile THP offers a complete, proven solution to respond to these changes in a cost-effective manner, particularly when a full facility upgrade may be premature or not required.”

Lystek Mobile THP units are suitable for installation as a permanent solution in smaller-scale facilities, especially where a liquid residual that can be pumped directly to the unit for dewatering and processing is currently being generated. Further, if the generator has an existing low-solids liquid program with storage constraints, the unit can be leveraged to relieve this stress and extend the utility of these assets due to the significant reduction in volume achieved through the technology.

 The units can be purchased for long-term use or leased to confirm market demand or address challenges requiring time-sensitive solutions while developing a long-term, full-scale plan. 



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