Pilot systems are test procedures to explore the treatment performance of a treatment system. The focus is often on wastewater that carries a unique contaminant load. Each treatment process can be customised to achieve the perfect treatment result. To find these customised settings, pilot systems are worthwhile.
What are the advantages of pilot systems?
Pilot systems are test processes and thus often smaller than treatment plants in comparable sectors. They often treat only a partial flow of wastewater and – if ideally designed – are expanded to treat the entire volume of wastewater. As a result, a pilot system takes up less space.
Due to its compactness and low power consumption, a pilot system is cost-effective. Yet it has all the systems, connections and functions of its later successor. It is designed in such a way that all functions can be adapted at any time.
Safe and reliable treatment process
Pilot systems, once adapted, guarantee safe and reliable wastewater treatment. They are a model for the overall system and are also suitable for training staff on the individual functions of the treatment plant.
Pilot system for a dairy farm in Bavaria
PPU installed a pilot system for a milk processing company. Due to the unique composition of the wastewater produced, the pilot system in the form of a dissolved air flotation system was the ideal solution. The exact dosing of the flocculants was crucial here in order to bind up to 99% of the suspended substances. After only a few weeks of testing, the perfect mixing ratio was found. Due to the outstanding cleaning performance, the milk-processing company decided to expand the plant for the entire wastewater load.