Sludge Pumps

What is a sludge pump?

A pump used to process and move waste fluids with high solids content. They are very similar to slurry pumps, mud pumps, and other types of waste water pumps. Sludge pumps require a high-powered mechanism to move fluids that are often very heavy and sometimes viscous and full of volatile or corrosive content. They are commonly used in municipal sewage treatment applications, as well as in mining, construction, agriculture, or industrial applications in which heavy waste fluids are processed.

Differerent types

Any type of high-powered pumping mechanism may be used as a sludge pump. Some are progressive cavity pumps, which use turning rotors to move a fluid through a series of cavities.

Other common types are centrifugal pumps. These have become increasingly common in sewage treatment plants due to their ability to handle very heavy fluids without needing frequent maintenance.

Some contain a chopper pump component, which is used to chop the solids in the fluid into smaller pieces that can be moved through the piping system more easily.

Here are a few sludge pump manufacturers to consider.

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