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Dry solids in Iron Sludge

Knowledge of the Dry Solids concentration (DS%) is important for an economic management of iron sludge or iron water. It gives an indication of the performance of the dewatering process and can be used to optimise transport.
Online monitoring the dry solids concentration, allows to optimise the dewatering process and to minimise unnecessary transports of low concentration iron water.

Dry solids in Iron Sludge

Iron sludge, also known as iron oxide sludge or ferric sludge, is a byproduct of drinking water production from water that contains iron.

Iron sludge forms when iron compounds are precipitated during water treatment processes for production of drinking water.

The management of iron sludge can be a challenge as it requires proper handling and disposal to prevent environmental contamination. Common methods for managing iron sludge include dewatering or drying to reduce its volume before recycling or reuse in certain applications.

Measurement of iron sludge is very challenging with traditional measurement technologies.

Get in touch if you want to partner with us on measuring Iron Sludge using the OLPAS ultrasound measurement technology.

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Dry Solids (%DS) Measurement in Iron water (modbus & low-power version)


Dry Solids (%DS) Measurement in Iron water (modbus & low-power version)

Measurement of dry matter (dry solids, DS) in iron water, iron sludge, ferric (hydr)oxide. 

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