Product Spotlight - April 2021

Product Spotlight - April 2021

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Though daily routine maintenance can be a bit tedious, doing the small jobs frequently often means eliminating larger, more expensive jobs down the road. The Debris Screener from Aqua-Zyme is produced with that philosophy in mind, as it’s designed to help remove trash, rags and any other unwanted debris from entering storage tanks and sludge disposal equipment.

Though a relatively new product offering from Aqua-Zyme, this particular debris screener has been in use for seven years at a receiving facility that accepts grease and septic waste every day. Aqua-Zyme worked with the individual who designed the product and brought it to use at it's own facilities. After seeing the Debris Screener in action, it is marketing it to the wastewater industry. 

“The Debris Screener helps maintain standard capacity in our storage tanks because it eliminates buildup of debris, grease, rags and that sort of stuff,” says Justin Atkinson, sales manager at Aqua-Zyme. “It’s an added job, but we maintain capacity in tanks, and we don’t have the valve clogs of stuff like that from the buildup.” 

Designed for a typical pumping of grease traps and septic tanks, large jobs with exceptionally high amounts of trash and grease will clog up the screen quicker and need more frequent cleaning. Atkinson says that at their facility it is common to  put about seven to 10 truckloads through it before it needs cleaning. That means typically a daily cleaning at Aqua-Zyme.

“We offload our septic trucks into holding tanks, and once a year or sometimes twice a year we would have to open the tanks up and have a super vac company come suck them out or get in there and manually shovel them out,” Atkinson says. 

The Debris Screener comes with either a 3- or 4-inch valve for trucks to attach to. Fluids are then pumped from the truck through the inflow valve into the carbon steel filter via four inlet ports located on the top of the cannister. Fluids pass through the inlet ports and over a fiberglass grate designed to catch trash, grease and other debris. 

The Debris Screener sits just under 9 feet long with the inside diameter of the carbon-steel filter pipe measuring 23 inches. The internal grate has a standard 2-inch-by-2-inch mesh, but different sizes are available upon request to accommodate the consistency of fluid going through. 979-245-5656;


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