The continuous increase in the cost of water and the advance in water saving technologies had an unexpected effect on the “structure” of wastewater: Today, a cubic meter of sewage contains much more solids than 10 or 20 years ago. Additionally, in the last years, we have seen a fast increase in the wet wipes content in wastewater, which are increasing the risk of clogging pumps in a high manner. In the same time, the cost of energy and workforce were increasing all over the world, forcing to have a closer focus on them.
This is posing a challenge to water operators and to pump producers, as follows:
- Pumps must run with high efficiency and high reliability
- Water companies cannot easily increase the price of water to reflect the investment in new technologies and increasing of costs
On top of these, we are living in a world that is more and more interconnected, where objects around us are joining the internet of things (IoT) and this trend is reflecting on to the pumps.
- What are the challenges in wastwater pumping
- Key drivers: Reliability vs. Efficiency
- How does interconnectivity look like
- What is the benefit of pump intelligence