Sludge dewatering that’s fast, safe, and profitable.

Dredgers, TRD/hydrovac operators, and sludge dewaterers use SimpleFloc, our pre-activated flocculant that requires no make-down and has a big impact on your CAPEX, OPEX, and HS&E.

No make-down, no break-down.

Make-down is the weak link in sludge dewatering. Even with constant babysitting it’s easy to mess up flocs and gum up your bags, belts, presses, or centrifuge—leading to NPT, expensive rentals, and, at the end of the day, lower margins.

  • For dredgers, make-down equipment limits the jobs you can take, cutting your quarterly revenue and giving your competitors a leg up.
  • For TRD and hydrovac operators, make-down is the difference between hitting your KPIs and expensive NPT or shut-downs—not to mention watery sludge that’s costing you a bundle in trucking fees.

SimpleFloc for sludge dewatering means:

  1. No make-down equipment: better CAPEX, less bottlenecks
  2. Consistent dosing: Less NPT from gummed-up feed equipment
  3. Fewer HS&E incidents: no inhalation risks, no emulsion slips
  4. Drier cakes: cuts transport and disposal fees
  5. Near-zero toxicity: dose to hit KPIs, don’t breach your permit

Behind-the-scenes: SimpleFloc is built with NanoNets, nanomolecular superchargers that cut PAM by 80% and boost flocs by 10x. An 80% cut in PAM use not only slashes your chemical bills, but gives you more headroom within your permit limits.

  • Keep in mind: Water insecurity (droughts and floods) is changing regulations, permits, and emission limits. Commodity chemicals—created 70 years ago and rapidly aging out—hit you where it hurts: the balance sheet.

The bottom line: Dredgers get paid by the output of their sludge production. TRD and hydrovac operators live and die by the quality of their liquid/solid separation. SimpleFloc addresses both:

  • Dredgers can get on more sites and produce more cakes with a plug-and-play solution
  • TRD/hydrovac operators can squeeze out more water (and profits) when they don’t have to worry about inconsistent flocs and babysitting their make-down rigs

Reference project

A regional municipality was dredging a lagoon in preparation for upgrades. Our customer was contracted to dewater the dredged biosolids and enable the construction of the new system.

The problem: Our customer didn’t have enough make-down systems on hand to address the opportunity.

  • Operators often turn down work or limit job throughput as they lack enough rigs, the rigs are wonky and creating bottlenecks, or both.

Behind the scenes: Without a make-down system, the incumbent flocculant could not be applied to the sludge on the way to the geotextile. The operator was faced with finding a new strategy or turning down work.

The solution: SimpleFloc, CarboNet’s pre-activated, no make-down chemistry was chosen as a way to break the logjam. SimpleFloc arrives ready-to-use in plug-and-play tanks that pump directly into the line without requiring any additional gear.

  1. This removed the equipment bottleneck that would otherwise have scuttled the project.
  2. SimpleFloc’s NanoNet technology also reduced the requirement for PAM by 75%, adding margin to the project and reducing chemical use.

Results: SimpleFloc not only allowed our customer to take on new business and scale throughput, but delivered additional benefits:

  1. Crews were more efficient as they didn’t have to babysit make-down
  2. Merge and de-merge was nearly eliminated since no water was piped or transported to support PAM make-down
  3. Significantly less chemicals were introduced into the operating envelope, ensuring no permits were breached
  4. Crews enjoyed safer working conditions not having to deal with dry make-down dust or slips from emulsion slop
“It’s the most technologically innovative water treatment application I have laid eyes on this decade. It has been excellent in helping us operate within spec, and in simplifying our overall process. It’s the difference between a system that just meets regulations and one that’s set up to accelerate and scale.”
Randy Khalil, Dewatering & Water Treatment SME



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