The effective management of dewatered biosolids has become of great importance for wastewater utility organizations. The areas of utilization for hoppers in a wastewater plant are: for pre-storage for metering into downstream processes such as incineration, lime stabilization, or Thermo-Hydrolysis; or process post-storage which typically employ truck off-loading slide gates to efficiently manage sludge distribution.
Biosolids are high in moisture content (and often contaminants). The heavy, wet, sticky, odor laden material is often challenging to move and store. Beneficial management of biosolids with storage hoppers contributes positively to both plant operational costs and the environment.
Today equipment manufacturers offer live bottom hoppers specifically for the municipal market and only a handful stand out from the crowd as the top live bottom hopper manufacturers.
Live Bottom Hoppers Top Manufacturers: Jim Myers & Sons, Inc. (JMS)
JMS Bio-HOPPER (Live bottom hopper) are the most technically efficient solutions in the municipal industry for handling biosolids. JMS sets the benchmark in municipal stainless steel hoppers with several installations exceeding 400 cubic yards per hopper. JMS Bio-Hoppers are specifically designed to store and discharge dewatered sludge with anti-bridging and increased flowability design components.
Live Bottom Hoppers Top Manufacturers: SPIRAC
SPIRACs live-bottom silos and hopper systems are custom designed for application in the wastewater industry, especially for the storage, transfer and out loading of dewatered sludges. While the silos and hoppers follow standardized design features, sizes and orientations can be customized to suit most customer requirements.
Live Bottom Hoppers Top Manufacturers: Custom Conveyor Corporation
Custom Conveyor Corp’s storage systems are designed specific to your application. They may be bolted or welded construction types or a combination of both. Custom Conveyor Corp’s storage systems are available in AISI 304 or 316 grade stainless steel or alternately carbon steel painted or hot dipped galvanized.
Live Bottom Hoppers Top Manufacturers: KWS
Hoppers, Bins and Silos are used to store bulk materials. Storage capacities up to 10,000 cubic feet can easily be handled. KWS designs and manufactures hoppers, bins and silos for every market including the wastewater treatment, cement, chemical, mining and aggregate industries for storing many bulk materials.
Live Bottom Hoppers Top Manufacturers: Schwing Bioset
For the rare occasion that a Sliding Frame or Push Floor system is not appropriate for the solids handling system, Schwing Bioset also offers multi-screw live bottom hopper systems. Complete with single or variable speed drives, the hoppers can be equipped with a variety of inlet and discharge configurations.
Greg Hyde joined the JMS Sales and Marketing Team as Product Manager | Material Handling. Greg has over 30 years of experience in material handling systems, having held high level engineering, sales and business management positions with large full line conveyor manufacturers. He is responsible for overall support and growth of the JMS Bio-HANDLING product line. Outside of work, Greg is a founding member of the “Jammin’ 4 Water” (Water Charities Fundraising Inc.). In regards to his position, Greg says, “ JMS has a rich history in design, quality and material handling. I’m excited to be part of this great team and look forward to guiding the Bio-HANDLING product family for long-term growth.”