What Debris Does to Your Facility
Debris gets into your facility through joints, seams, gaps and cracks that happen as the infrastructure (such as gravity systems and pipes) ages and shifts over time.
Let’s focus on the problematic effects debris can have on your infrastructure.
• It can wreak havoc on the treatment process.
• It can increase costs and reduce overall efficiencies throughout the system.
• It can cause abnormal wear and tear on system components — including pumps and other mechanical components.
Generally speaking, debris can greatly impact efficiencies of mechanical and biological systems.
Mechanically speaking, it can affect operational aspects of the collection and treatment system, including full or partial plugging of outlets and pump suctions.
When accumulated sand and grit cover air bubble diffusers on the bottom of aeration basins, the consequence is a harsh increase in energy required to deliver the air to the wastewater for aeration. This increases energy costs.
The longer debris remains in the structure, the more challenging it can be.