Idrascreen®

Idrascreen

To separate solids from process and drainage water has always been a serious problem often difficult to solve in many industrial sectors and waste water treatment plants.

IDRASCREEN™ represents the range of high capacity self-cleaning screen filters for the wastewaters pre-treatment. It is properly equipped with an inner washing system with low/medium pressure to do the periodical cleaning to avoid clogging phenomena, reducing cleaning maintenance and high costs.

IDRASCREEN™ is a product of United States research and technology. It has been designed to solve the problems that traditional methods were not able to. Separating solids from process and drainage water has always been a serious problem in many industrial sectors and at wastewater treatment plants. This problem has been faced by using various types of machinery and the results have been partially satisfactory at times and at others extremely disappointing: cylindrical separators cleaned by mechanical or spray system, vibrating sieves, static screen and various other devices have proved not to be able to solve the problems of solids separation.

IDRASCREEN™ results have exceeded expectations and from 1973 it has been introduced in a lot of applications, proving to be the only real self-cleaning screen, capable of working for many weeks with no assistance and little or no maintenance.

IDRASCREEN™ comprehends both ECO and GF series. IDRASCREEN™ GF can be equipped with special movable blade scraper and manufactured in special execution suitable for installation directly on the channel.

Advantages

  • Low initial investment and low installation costs
  • Low operating costs
  • High capacity with very reduced dimension (from 1/3 to 1/5 of the floor space of other screens)
  • Long life with little or no maintenance (the construction is simple and made entirely of corrosion resistant 304 and 316L stainless steel)
  • Low power costs and no consumption of additional water
  • Reduction of clogging phenomena
  • More efficient separated solids draining than in traditional filters with lower costs for removal and recycling of screenings.

How it works

IDRASCREEN™ fine screening units

IDRASCREEN™ fine screening units

The influent to be screened is introduced into the headbox which is specially designed to slow down the flow and to distribute it. The influent inlet overflows a sealed weir into the rotating cylindrical screen.

The solids are retained on the outside screen surface and removed by the doctor blade. The screen effluent passes again through the cylinder, carries on an efficacious backwashing of the screen openings. Thanks to this, the portion of the screen cylinder screen to be fed is always perfectly clean. Moreover, the backwash avoids the mucilage formations inside the cylindrical screen.

IDRASCREEN™ is properly equipped with an inner washing system with low/medium pressure to do the periodical cleaning.