Parkson’s New Aqua Guard® Delivers Better Screen Solution, Lower Maintenance Needs

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UltraClean Screen Upgrade Improves Efficiency Throughout Plant Process

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We invested considerable research and development to improve one of our oldest products for the benefit of the wastewater treatment plant.

The new design behind Parkson’s Aqua Guard® has proven its ability to slash maintenance needs, after the upgraded screen reduced downstream clogging problems by as much as 50% in a real-world trial.

The Aqua Guard® UltraClean™ is the product of extensive research into improving the capture rate at the headworks of a plant in an effort to maximize efficiency throughout the plant process.

“We invested considerable research and development to improve one of our oldest products for the benefit of the wastewater treatment plant,” said Dave Mitchell, Commercial Director of Headworks for Parkson. “We have accomplished that with the UltraClean, and that enhancement translates into less maintenance for plant personnel and better capture rates.”

The UltraClean marks the next generation in the long-running Aqua Guard® line, featuring several improvements such as the addition of an independent brush drive and a second spray bar, as well as a new hybrid brush design.

The new brush is wider and includes longer bristles to penetrate deep into screen elements, along with hybrid rubber strips that prevent long rags and hair from twisting around the brush. The end result is a brush design that lasts longer and requires less maintenance, while also capturing more solids.

The new design delivered concrete results in a head-to-head comparison with the original Aqua Guard® design during an extended trial at the Spring Tree WWTP in Sunrise, FL.

Plant staff observed that the UltraClean is more tidy and manageable, thanks to changes to the screen path and the addition of a second release point for screenings. More importantly, the new system captured 64% more solids by weight than the original design, which is crucial to maximizing efficiency throughout the plant process.

As a result of the UltraClean’s ability to capture more solids at the headworks, plant operators reported a 50% reduction in downstream ragging, which can pose major problems for equipment maintenance and repair. At the end of the trial, operators said the self-cleaning design of the UltraClean required far less attention, enabling them to cut their cleaning schedule from twice a week to as little as once a month.

For more information on system upgrades for Aqua Guard® UltraClean™, please contact a local Parkson Sales Representative or Parkson Corporation at 1-888-PARKSON.

About Parkson Corporation:
With 25,000 installations in its 50 years of existence, Parkson Corporation is a leading provider of advanced solutions in water recycling and treatment and is committed to providing clean water for the world.

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