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A compact and cost-efficient alternative to conventional dewatering technologies is being introduced to Australia and New Zealand by CST Wastewater Solutions.

The new money-saving KDS sludge dewatering solution is designed to help solve environmental and disposal issues for poultry processors and large food preparation plants.

The KDS Multidisc Separator system requires no washwater, while capturing 90-99 per cent of solids and is engineered to overcome the limitations of technologies such as screw presses, belt presses and centrifuges currently in use.

Applications include small-to-medium poultry, fish, meat and dairy plants as well as large-scale food and beverage kitchens and catering facilities facing the challenges of handling heavy, sticky wet waste.

The largest energy saving KDS unit can handle about 100kg of dry solids an hour at 98 per cent solids capture, to produce a more hygienic and more compact output that is easier and cheaper to handle and transport, CST Wastewater Solutions managing director Michael Bambridge says.