Processing Magazine

Metso to provide transmitter technology for wastewater treatment in Japan

September 11, 2012

TOKYO — Tsukishima Kikai Co. has selected engineering and technology firm Metso Corp. to supply microwave transmitters for one of Japan''s largest sludge plants.

Metso''s delivery will take place in the autumn of 2012.

Tsukishima Kikai will equip the sludge plant with a new carbonizing incinerator and three new tornado press dewatering machines. Metso will deliver three Metso Total Solids Transmitters, Metso TS FT050, to be installed after the dewatering equipment to measure the water content of the dry cake.

With accurate measurement data, the plant operators will be able to better control the incineration process and thus increase its efficiency. Additionally, they can optimize the amount of support fuel, which is mainly fossil fuels such as oil and gas, resulting in energy cost savings. Metso TS is practically maintenance-free compared with an optical measurement that requires washing.

Metso was chosen as the supplier for the plant based on its good track record from five earlier deliveries to Tsukishima Group''s other projects in Nagoya City, Chiba Prefecture and Chiba City, as well as other good references that Metso has delivered to Japan over the past ten years. Around the world, there are about 350 Metso TS transmitters at wastewater treatment plants in sludge pumping, thickening, digesting, dewatering and dry cake applications.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Tsukishima Kikai Co., Ltd. has two main businesses: water environment and industrial businesses. It has about 600 employees.