Water Treatment Seine Amont (Valenton)

In order to avoid overheating of dry sewage sludge, the material must be regularly shifted. For this purpose, a pressure conveying vessel provided with two outlet flaps has been installed underneath each storage silo. Thus, the same pressure conveying vessels can be additionally used to feed the storage silos by means of an existing dilute phase conveying line.


Moistening of dry sewage sludge dust to allow open loading constitutes another speciality of STAG. The dry sewage sludge dust generated in the fabric filter is conveyed into a storage silo by means of pressure conveying vessel conveyance. Various components such as the silo discharge system (SILEX) and the silo cone fluidisation serve for supporting the discharge of bulk material up to the screw humidifier.


This is one of the many projects in the area of pneumatic bulk material conveying and storing implemented by STAG on behalf of the plant operator “SIAAP” in the Paris region over the past years.


Essential Information

Applied Main Components
•    Pressure conveying vessel
•    Wear-resistant conveying lines (ceramic lining for deflector elements)
•    Silo discharge system (SILEX)
•    Pneumatic bulking in silos
•    Rail wagon loading facility
•    Screw conveyor
•    Screw humidifier

•    Dry sewage sludge granulate belongs to the explosive substances. The plant has been engineered, built and commissioned according to the currently applicable requirements stipulated in the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.
•    Integration of new transport system via pressure conveying vessels into the existing dilute phase conveying system.

•    Dégrement SUEZ

Technical Information
Performance Data
Systems Conveying rate Conveying distance
Pneum. transport of sewage sludge granulate 35.0 t/h per line 60 - 80 m
Pneum. transport of sewage sludge dust from filter 0.15 t/h 50 m
Moistening of sewage sludge dust 18.0 t/h -

•    Pneumatic transport of dry sewage sludge granulate
•    Dense phase conveying lines
•    Silo discharge system for loading of SNCF rail wagons
•    Silo discharge system including transport facility for ash moistening


Bulk material
Bulk material Grain size Moisture content Moisture content Temperature Property
Dry sewage sludge granulate -Granulat (TKS) Ø 5mm x15mm > 92 % 0.60-0.75 t/m³ 45 °C abrasive
Dry sewage sludge dust–Staub 100% < 300 µm 94 % 0.65 – 0.85 t/m³ 45 °C abrasive
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