TecnoConverting Engineering, through its Romanian branch, has begun to remodel several primary and secondary decanters in one of the country’s most important treatment plants. The plan is to replace the conventional scraper bridges with Manowar technology. This will allow the covering of the decanters, thus helping their deodorization by correcting bad smells and corrosion problems due to hydrogen sulfide’s action on the carbon steel structure. The fact that we had a branch in Romania has been a key reason in applying for the project because the client clearly specified that companies taking part in the tender needed to have a physical presence in the country.
For the first time, TecnoConverting Portugal supplied and installed an artificial wetland manufactured by the prestigious Waves Floating System company. TecnoConverting is the Waves Floating System’s exclusive representative in Spain, Portugal and France. Their growing popularity is partly due to the fact that their processing plants provide water decontamination solutions through a passive, natural, low maintenance and simple operation process.
Compared to conventional artificial wetlands, the Waves Floating System does not require soil and plants float above the spillway, achieving a large contact surface between roots and residual waters. This reduces flow velocity and increases purification performance.
In the conversion of conventional artificial wetlands, the Waves Floating System immediately solves the chronic obstruction/clogging problem.
We are developing new self-supporting Thomson channels made of stainless steel with adjustable v-notch spillways. The particularity of these channels is the easy construction and on-site assembly. With this model, spillways can be dismantled, which makes more room for storage or transport, and therefore reduces costs.
It has already been a while that we dimension our channels in order for them to be self-supporting. This way, we avoid supporting or leaning structures and ensure a better lamellar decanting performance by eliminating load losses due to these supports.
In the latest interview of the ‘Women and Water ‘ cycle, the General Manager of the TecnoConverting Engineering group, Lidia Piqué shares her vision about the gender gap in the water sector.
Question – First, we would like to know the details of the path that led you to the position you currently hold.
Due to the large amount of floating particles generated by the treatment plant, it was necessary to go for a robust and reliable extraction system that would not deteriorate over time. For this reason, the customer chose our DEWA rectangular scrapers. These scrapers, made of thermoplastic materials and stainless steel, and exclusively repre-sented by TecnoConverting, are the most effective solution for the removal of sludge and floating particles in water treatment plants. For more information click here.
In this case, it was the primary clarifier of a water treatment plant located in a very tour-istic area of the Algarve. The reason why Manowar technology was chosen was the bad smells generating in the clarifier and the impossibility to cover the latter because of the existing scraper. Therefore, the customer went for our Manowar scraper, which, being totally made of stainless steel, is not affected by hydrogen sulphide and doesn’t suffer from corrosion. Also, thanks to Manowar technology, the (previous) radial scraper gave way to a diametrical scraper system, which improved sludge and floating particles extraction performance.
TecnoConverting Engineering was founded in 2005 with the purpose of solv-ing the different problems arising in the water treatment industry. During all these years, our group has grown and included new companies such as Barmatec, a firm specializing in aeration and blowing systems, TecnoCon-verting Portugal, our Portuguese branch with headquarters in Porto, from where we provide customers with a more direct service. And two new com-panies, also from the water sector, are planned to be joining the group soon.
TecnoConverting Engineering wins the 2017 IAGUA Award for Best Technology Prod-uct with the Manowar scraper. Many thanks to IAGUA for the award and for their great daily job in the diffusion of our water sector.
PORTO WATER INNOVATION WEEK was a great success and TecnoConverting Portugal took part in it, bringing along their water treatment equipment.
TecnoConverting will be present as an exhibitor at AQUATECH AMSTERDAM, which will be held in the Rai Amsterdam building, Europaplein 1080 GZ, October 31st to November 3rd.
For seven days, the city of Amsterdam will become the European capital of water and innovation.
Stand no. 01.128 will be displaying several products manufactured by TecnoConverting as well as some equipment that we distribute on the national market.
We are waiting for you!