Pressing Onward: A Dewatering Blog
July 17, 2018

Filter Cloth Management For Tough Slurries - Easy As Pie

  Pre-coating can help extend cloth life. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog posts, you’re probably already familiar with how important it is to match the filter cloths in your press to your ...more

June 5, 2018

The Hand Crafted Filter Press

  Need a new press? Do what beer lovers do: Go artisanal. If you’re a beer drinker, you’re in heaven these days. There’s beer for when you’re cutting the grass on a hot summer day. Beer that pairs ...more

May 30, 2018

Tall? Grande? Vente? How Big Is Your Filter Press?

  When you call Evoqua to order new cloths, here’s how to know what size to ask for. Like coffee from your local coffee shop, our presses come in a variety of sizes. Unlike your local coffee shop ...more

February 7, 2018

World Travel - A Lost Flashlight - and the voice of experience

    Bankok, Thailand expert spotlight: field service engineer, tim jacksonmore

January 9, 2018

Stock Up On Spares - Parts From Evoqua

Don’t spare the spares. Know which spare parts you need to stock—and which ones you don’t.more

December 20, 2017

Literally The Ends Of The Earth - Evoqua Service Techs

  Expert Spotlight: Field Service Manager, Firas Shamoun has gone to some amazing lengths to keep Evoqua customers up and running.more

November 7, 2017

Learning The Lingo Of Filter Presses

  In every industry there’s lingo, a whole language known only by those in the industry. And if you don’t know the lingo, it can be difficult to communicate effectively.  Filter presses are no ...more

August 28, 2017

Be Prepared To Be Repaired - even through breakdowns we help maintain good chemistry

Rental equipment from Evoqua can keep you running through breakdowns, rebuilds, chemistry changes and more. You know that a filter press that’s down is unacceptable. The consequences are dire, ...more

August 14, 2017

Material Handling That Goldilocks Would Like (VIDEO)

Your filter press doesn’t work in a vacuum. It’s part of a system that includes material handling equipment for moving cake to further processing and/or disposal. To work right, the handling ...more

July 31, 2017

5 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Evoqua's Service

5 surprising things you might not know about our service. You know that every second your filter press is down, the clock is ticking on a potentially expensive, hazardous mess. Your job may even be ...more

July 12, 2017

Don't Fly Blind - Rent A Pilot

  Don’t fly blind. Rent a pilot. Planning a production change or working through a filter press problem can be like working in the dark. If you are experiencing changes in the filter cake or filtrate ...more

June 26, 2017

Sometimes You Just Need A Really Big Industrial Dryer

The inside of a J-Mate dryer by JWI, an Evoqua brand - heated up and ready to start saving you disposal costs!more

April 25, 2017

it's almost like drive-thru - select a filter press and take it home!

  Typically you’re not going to walk into a big box store and find a filter press. It’s one of those pieces of equipment you don’t know you need – until you need it! If you are designing an ...more

March 13, 2017

Frac Sand Creation and Flowback Water Cleanup in the Fracking Industry

Cleaning Water In The Hydraulic Fracturing Industry Whether or not you are a fan of sand fracking, it's been around for about 50 years. The process involves large amounts of water that must be ...more

February 20, 2017

Ancillary Equipment - Should you buy it pre-configured?

Feed pumps, sludge dryers, cloth washers. There is a technical name for these filter press accessories - ancillary equipment. Ancillary equipment is described by collinsdictonary.com as "machines and ...more

February 13, 2017

Semi-automatic vs. Fully Automatic Plate Shifting

Plate shifting. It's absolutely necessary to keep dewatering systems up and running and filter presses "pressing onward". At the end of each and every filter press cycle, the plates are separated (or ...more

January 24, 2017

Evoqua's ToolDOX Portal - Filter Press Equipment Documentation And Parts Ordering

No More Papercuts! Evoqua introduces its ToolDOXSM portal for electronic equipment information Remember when software or equipment manuals were printed? You had to keep them in a special place and ...more

January 17, 2017

4 Types of Filter Presses: A Comparison

In families there are certain commonalities that can be found within its members. This is no different with the members of our filter press family. Some of these common features include:more

January 10, 2017

Filter Presses: Reclaiming Resources in Steel Mills

In the steel manufacturing process, as with so many manufacturing processes, water is a crucial component. Water is used in almost every stage of the process for things like cooling, descaling, and ...more

December 27, 2016

Filter Presses in the Pulp and Paper Industry

In the United States (and many other countries) the pulp and paper industry is one of the most water intensive industries. The industry uses so much of this particular resource because water is ...more

December 20, 2016

How to Choose the Right Size Filter Pack

Choosing the right size filter pack for your press is crucial to having an efficient dewatering system and preventing future maintenance issues. We want to help take some of the guess work out of ...more

December 13, 2016

Abbreviations You Need to Know When Sizing a Filter Press

Every industry has certain abbreviations that are beneficial to know when you are shopping around and specifying products; whether it's cell phones, home appliances ... even dewatering solutions ...more

November 22, 2016

Filter Presses Around the World

Some brands are only found in one country, on one continent or in one hemisphere, but not Evoqua. We are a brand that can be found across the entire globe. JWI has been an international brand since ...more

November 15, 2016

When To Replace Filter Cloth Gaskets & How To Do It

Filter cloth gaskets are one of the parts that are crucial to the operation of many filter presses. As with all OEM parts, they do have a limited lifespan that depends on a variety of factors ...more

November 8, 2016

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Overhead Filter Presses

When you hear the words "filter press," I would bet that many people think of a traditional sidebar filter press. However, these are not the only types of filter presses on the market. There are also ...more

November 1, 2016

Dewatering on the go? Get a portable filter press.

There are a variety of applications that require large presses that can deal with massive amounts of throughput. However, there are many applications, like groundwater remediation projects and ...more

October 25, 2016

Staying Ahead of the Innovation Curve

Innovation. It's a crucial part of making sure that our customers have access to the best products and services possible. At Evoqua, we are committed to innovation and setting the bar for the next ...more

October 18, 2016

Filter Press Feed Pump Skid FAQ

At Evoqua we sell a variety of filter press accessories meant to help make your dewatering process easier and more efficient. One of these accessories is the filter press pump skid. We asked one of ...more

October 11, 2016

How to Choose the Right Filter Cloth for Your Dewatering Process

Filter cloths come in a wide variety of materials and styles. Using the correct type of filter cloth is crucial to having a well-running filter press and successful dewatering system. Using a cloth ...more

October 4, 2016

Which Filter Press Accessories Do You Need?

At Evoqua we are THE OEM parts provider for brands like: JWI, Passavant, Perrin,  IPM, Envirex, Sernatech, Sermagiotto, Siemens, Wallace & Tiernan and Edwards & Jones. We are more than just an OEM ...more

September 27, 2016

The Basics of Filter Press Precoating

Filter press precoating, it's just one way to help your press run more efficiently and make your filter cloths and filter plates last longer. Read on to learn more about this extremely beneficial ...more

September 6, 2016

4 Ways to Improve Performance of Older Filter Presses

Do you have an older filter press that isn't running quite as efficiently as it used to? Don't worry, you don't have to blow your budget on entirely new dewatering equipment. There are a variety of ...more

August 23, 2016

Why is it so important to keep filter cloths and filter plates clean?

Cleaning your filter cloths is a lot like getting the oil changed your car; an activity that is necessary to keep your filter press running and something that can cause major issues if you don't do ...more

July 26, 2016

Tool & Die: Where Do Filter Presses Fit in Your Facility Layout

EPA regulations about the treatment of wastewater; it's a tune that many industries, including tool & die are quite familiar with.more

July 19, 2016

Industrial Laundry: Where Filter Presses Fit in Your Facility Layout

According to the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) the US commercial textile service industry processes about 15 billion pounds of laundry a year. This laundry includes:more

July 5, 2016

Evoqua's New J-Power™ Hydraulic Systems

Here at Evoqua, we are committed to innovation and setting the bar for the next generation of industry standards. Our engineers are always working to create products that improve efficiency and ...more

June 7, 2016

Municipal Wastewater Treatment: Where Filter Presses Fit in Your Plant Layout

Are you designing a new municipal wastewater treatment plant, or just updating the equipment at an existing facility? If so, you know what a challenge it can be a to set up all of the equipment you ...more

May 5, 2016

Filter Presses in the Metal Finishing Industry

Metal finishing is yet another industry that uses filter presses to treat the wastewater produced by its processes. Wastewater from metal finishing contains contaminants like heavy metals, organic ...more

April 26, 2016

Filter Presses in Mining Facilities: Where do They Fit in Your Design?

Are you are designing a new mining facility? Or are you updating an existing facility with newer, more efficient equipment? If so, you know that fitting all of the equipment you need into your ...more

April 18, 2016

What is Flue Gas Desulfurization and Where Do Filter Presses Fit In?

Sulfur dioxide (SO2). While it might sound like just another harmless chemical, it actually wreaks havoc in the environment causing acid rain and sulfuric acid mist. Not only is it harmful to the ...more

April 12, 2016

Environmental Benefits to Getting a New Dewatering System

With environmental regulations becoming stricter every day, many industries are taking a step back and looking at the impacts that their processes have on the environment. These evaluations often ...more

April 5, 2016

Does Your Dewatering System Need A Sludge Dryer?

Are you looking for another way to help make your dewatering process more efficient and cost-effective? If so consider adding a sludge dryer (like our J-Mate® Continuous Dryer, a JWI™ product). ...more

March 22, 2016

Tools Dr. D Takes On the Road to Repair Dewatering Systems

  Dr. D is one busy guy, traveling the country working on J-Press® filter presses made by JWI™. No matter where he goes there are always certain tools that Dr. D takes on the road. While some of them ...more

February 25, 2016

What Happens if Your Hydraulic Pressure is Out of Whack?

Hydraulic pressure is certainly not something to “play with." It should be respected in the same way you might respect electrical energy. If you are not comfortable with trouble shooting hydraulic ...more

February 16, 2016

4 Signs Your Dewatering System Needs Maintenance

One of the best ways to handle maintenance issues is to be proactive, always keeping an eye out for warning signs indicating that your dewatering system's performance might not be up to snuff.more

February 11, 2016

Evoqua's 2015 sustainability Summary

Transforming water, enriching life; that's what we do at Evoqua. As a result, much of what we do is linked to sustainability and the environment. We place an emphasis on helping customers reduce ...more

February 4, 2016

5 Most Common Dewatering Service Issues and How To Fix Them

Poor quality filter cakes, low machine pressure and fluid leaks; these are all common dewatering maintenance issues to be aware of. Some of these issues will require the attention of a manufacturer's ...more

January 28, 2016

How to Get Higher Throughput From Faster, Automated Cycles in the Mining Industry

High throughput = more efficiency = increased profitsmore

January 26, 2016

Dewatering Systems: Behind the Scenes

An Evoqua dewatering system is more than just a large piece of machinery. It is a system engineered and backed by 100 years of experience developing industry-leading technologies and a commitment to ...more