Remove, separate, classify and wash wastewater and process solids at a range of municipal and industrial treatment plants.
The TeaCup® is a high-performance accelerated gravity grit removal system that has set the standard for high-performance headworks grit management since 1976.
Available in a range of sizes and able to accommodate flows as low as 70 gpm in a single unit, TeaCup® units can be used to accommodate a wide range of flow characteristics, making it the ideal system for many different types and sizes of plants.
The TeaCup® is a high-performance accelerated gravity grit removal, separation, classification, and washing system that has set the standard for high-performance headworks grit management since 1976. Optimized for grit collection, grit washing, sediment removal on pumped flows and for classifying and washing grit on systems where batch discharge is required, the TeaCup® addresses both municipal and industrial solids removal challenges, and the capital investment has been shown to pay for itself in as little as two and a half years.
Removing over 95% of wastewater abrasives to cut deposition and reduce mechanical wear, TeaCup® reduces downstream maintenance and repair and can reduce solids handling costs by as much as 50%.
Unlike conventional gravity and forced vortex grit control systems, which experience decreasing performance with increased flows, the 'all-hydraulic' TeaCup® design delivers increased performance as increasing flows transport large grit loads into the plant.
The compact design of the TeaCup® requires up to 80% less area than conventional grit systems, which frees up valuable plant space for other processes. Aside from low energy solenoids and an actuator that only needs to operate as infrequently as once every 8 hours (for 3 minutes), the all-hydraulic TeaCup® requires no additional electricity to provide phenomenal grit removal performance.
With guaranteed performance and removal rates of up to 95% of wastewater abrasives you can be confident that the TeaCup® will reduce downstream deposition and significantly reduce excessive mechanical wear - cutting annual maintenance and repair costs.
Peak flows happen, but many systems are designed for low flow operation, and those peak flows flush grit accumulated in pipes, channels, and processes into the treatment plant all at once. The TeaCup® provides increasing performance as flows increase - offering protection when your plant is at its most vulnerable.
Without the protection of a Hydro International Advanced Grit Management™ system, grit accumulates in downstream processes and these processes serve as grit storage - clogging them and significantly decreasing their capacity. Additionally, excess capacity needs to be available to manually remove uncaptured grit that has deposited. With the TeaCup® you cut out the grit upstream, reducing downstream accumulation and reducing the need to pay for expensive process capacity to store your grit.
The TeaCup® uses a combination of a free vortex and the accelerated gravity boundary layer effect to capture, classify, and remove grit, sugar sand, and high-density fixed solids. The TeaCup® discharges a clean, low organic grit slurry, which emits fewer odors and requires only dewatering to meet stringent disposal regulations.