The new technology features an advanced online measurement system for processing sludge, which is an integral part of wastewater treatment.

A measurement system based on LED and laser technologies, it is now possible to separate dry solids and water from each other more accurately and efficiently than before.

Hence, the amount of water treated at a plant can be significantly increased and the amount of chemicals used in the sludge drying process can be decreased by 30%.

In addition to higher capacity and lower chemical costs, savings are gained as the transportation costs of the dry solids separated from sludge decrease, the company said.

Metso is a supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries.