Screening Equipment


The influent sewage water is strained to remove all large objects carried in the sewage stream, such asĀ rags, sticks, tampons, cans, fruit, etc. This is most commonly done with a manual or automated mechanically raked bar screen. The raking action of a mechanical bar screen is typically paced according to the accumulation on the bar screens and/or flow rate. The bar screen is used because large solids can damage or clog the equipment used later in the sewage treatment plant. The large solids can also hinder the biological process. The solids are collected and later disposed in a landfill or incineration.