By constantly improving its Residuals Processing and Transfer Facility, Spectraserv is able to provide environmentally sound and cost-effective waste management services to municipal and industrial clients throughout the region.
Over the last five years, the Residuals Processing and Transfer Facility processed more than 200 million gallons of liquid waste from the New York/New Jersey region and managed the disposal/reuse of over 400,000 tons of dewatered sludge cake.
1969: Spectraserv located its operations to the Kearny, New Jersey site
Mid-1970s: Spectraserv developed and implemented the sewage sludge processing system that permitted the storage, dewatering and ultimate disposal of liquid residuals.
Early 1990s: Spectraserv’s Kearny facility underwent a major, multi-million dollar capital improvement program which included the addition of new belt filter presses, above-ground storage tanks, and other site-wide improvements.
Late 1990s: Spectraserv added a small transfer station and other site renovations to permit the consolidation and transfer of dry residuals through the facility.
2007: Spectraserv invested over a million dollars in expanding and enclosing the dry residuals transfer operation and the dewatering building loading station as well as upgrading pollution control measures.
2008: Spectraserv renovated its dewatering building with the addition of a new belt filter press, conveyors and air pollution control equipment.
2010: Spectraserv expanded its mobile dewatering fleet with the purchase of a new truck-mounted centrifuge
The Spectraserv facility is capable of accepting liquid residuals from municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, plus food, industrial and septage waste, are dewatered prior to final disposal/beneficial reuse.
Spectraserv's processing system centers around three belt filter presses, each with a processing capability of 200,000 gallons per day. In total, the daily capacity equals 600,000 gallons at the plant, with equipment being operated and maintained by the same skilled technicians that municipalities and industries hire from Spectraserv to keep their own facilities in good operating form.
The facility is configured to maximize handling ease. First, liquid residuals are unloaded by gravity from tanker trucks into transfer sumps. From these sumps, the material is pumped into one of two 500,000-gallon storage tanks, and then pumped to the dewatering station. Technicians add polymer to the sludge before feeding it to one of three belt filter presses. The addition of lime adjusts the pH of the sludge and stabilizes it. A pug mill assures complete mixing of the lime and sludge cake. The stabilized sludge is then loaded by conveyor belts directly into dump trailers or rail containers for transportation to approved landfill, land application, stripmine reclamation, and/or other disposal and beneficial reuse sites.
For clients with dewatered or solid residuals, Spectraserv has also been permitted to transfer, process, and consolidate dry water, wastewater, food processing and industrial residuals, including grit and screenings, through the Kearny Facility. A receiving building for these dry residuals is utilized for short-term storage and consolidation of materials delivered to the Facility prior to transportation of these wastes to approved disposal or reuse sites.
Spectraserv’s Residual Processing and Transfer Facility is also the anchor for the company’s clean-out crews which provide the services necessary for the repair and maintenance of storage tanks, digesters, and lagoons utilized for the processing and storage of water and wastewater residuals. Spectraserv’s mobile dewatering units are also dispatched from the facility when a clean-out project requires on-site residual processing as opposed to the removal of liquid material from the treatment plant.
Whether it's the management of liquid or dry residuals, from your plant or ours, Spectraserv is uniquely qualified to develop and implement the most cost-effective and environmentally sound waste management program for your situation. For more information contact John Wengryn at (973) 589-0277 or via email.
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