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EcofiberEcoFiber sludge conditioner helps wastewater treatment facilities dewater sludge faster and with up to 40 percent less discharge to the environment. By conditioning sludge with EcoFiber, plants maximize the performance of dewatering devices (such as belt filter presses) thereby reducing the weight/volume of the filter cake, improving its quality, and significantly reducing disposal costs.

A highly absorbent cellulose product used to solidify liquid waste and stabilize sludge for transportation and disposal on remediation projects such as tank cleanouts, lagoon dredging, and pond closures. This specialty fiber is ideal for absorbing free liquid in roll-off boxes and can be disposed of as a solid waste. EcoFiber also satisfied EPA test requirements (i.e., paint filter and TCLP tests) for waste prior to disposal. EcoFiber can absorb an amazing 13 to 17 times its weight in water and/or oil, meaning less clay, corn cobs, rice hulls, and lime kiln dust. Not only does EcoFiber reduce the amount of waste requiring disposal up to 46%, it is made from 98.5% recycled fiber that otherwise would go to a landfill. Furthermore, this product has 8,484 btu/lb and burns to less than 3% ash, making it ideal for incineration projects. Inorganic absorbents such as clay, fly ash, and lime kiln dust do not burn which limits disposal options to more costly methods. EcoFiber is available in 30 lb. and 40 lb. compressed bags measuring 18 inches x 22 inches x 12 inches.

Wastewater Plants benefit from using EcoFiber by:
• reduced disposal volume/weight
• reduced polymer consumption
• faster sludge dewatering (throughput)
• net annual savings in the $100,000's

Ecosorb International manufactures EcoFiber from recycled cellulose fiber (over 98 percent by weight). By using recycled raw materials to make EcoFiber, Ecosorb International helps reduce the growing demand on a limited supply of landfill space.

Environmental conservation is exponentially compounded as EcoFiber is used to condition wastewater sludge for maximum dewaterability, in effect, reducing the amount of waste discharged to the environment by up to 40 percent.

Universal Absorbency Analysis (1000 gallons free liquid)
Source: Pollution Technology Review No. 150
Product Absorbency Ratio Absorbent Required (lb.) Disposal Weight (lb.)
EcoFiber 13 640 8,980
K-Sorb Universal Particulate 4.0 2,085 10,425
Clay 1.0 8,340 16,680
Fly Ash, Diatomaceous Earth, or Corn Cob 1.4 5,900 14,240

Frequently Asked Questions About EcoFiber Sludge Conditioner

What is EcoFiber?
EcoFiber is a proprietary wastewater sludge conditioner that improves the dewaterability of sludge. By causing the sludge to release free water more readily, a drier cake is produced, resulting in less waste.


Is EcoFiber a polymer?
No. EcoFiber is a cellulose based flocculent that improves the performance of polymers and dewatering equipment such as belt filter presses, plate and frame presses, and centrifuges. Polymer requirement is reduced when used with EcoFiber.
How does EcoFiber save plants money?
EcoFiber saves money in a number of ways. Primarily, EcoFiber causes a reduction in disposal volume. Further savings are achieved through reduced polymer consumption, increased throughput capacity, improved filtrate quality, and higher filter cake quality.

Who can benefit from EcoFiber?
Those that benefit the most include:
• plants producing filter cake with low solids
• operations involving oily sludge or other sludges considered difficult to dewater
• locations where throughput is an issue
• locations with high disposal costs
• dewatering operations that require use of a filter aid such as perlite or D.E.
• dewatering operations using a body feed

Does EcoFiber "bulk-up" the sludge?
In terms of cake quality, the resulting filter cake is more solid. In terms of quantity, there is less resulting filter cake, due to more water having been eliminated. The answer depends on what you mean by "bulking," yet EcoFiber has a positive impact either way.

How does EcoFiber effect filtrate quality?
Biosolids capture is significantly improved.

How does EcoFiber effect belt filter press throughput capability?
EcoFiber usually causes a substantial increase in throughput capability. It is not uncommon to double throughput capability while improving filter cake quality.

How is EcoFiber introduced into the sludge stream?
The method varies depending upon the plant. Some plants feed dry product directly to sludge in a holding tank, while others create an EcoFiber slurry and pump the slurry into the sludge feed line.

Does EcoFiber conform to environmental regulations?
Yes. The concentration of TCLP con- taminants and other regulated pollutants are significantly lower than the maximum allowed by state and federal regulations.

  • Improves Sludge Dewatering
    • Reduces Disposal Cost (Less Water To Dispose)
    • Improves Filter Cake Quality (Dryness and Structure)
      • Increases Disposal Options
      • Filter Cake Is Easier To Transport & Apply
    • Stabilizes Belt Filter Press Operations/Reduces Upsets
    • Reduces "Belt Blinding"
    • Improves Filtrate Quality
  • Increases Throughput Capability:
    • Reduces Operational Costs
    • Allows More Efficient Use Of Manpower
    • Provides Greater Operating Flexibility
    • Provides Emergency Relief When Demand Is High
    • Reduces Maintenance Requirement
  • Decreases Polymer Requirement (up to 50% less)
  • Improves Input Cake Quality (drier final product):
    • Increases Compost Operation Capacity
    • Reduces Amendment Requirement
    • Reduces Operational Man-Hour Requirement
    • Reduces Maintenance Requirement
    • Decreases Drying Time
    • Increases Compost Screen Life
  • Reduces Fuel Requirement

    • Less Water To Evaporate
    • EcoFiber Adds 8,484 Btu/Lb
    • Can Help Achieve Autogenous Combustion
  • Increases Incinerator Capacity
  • Reduces Labor And Maintenance Requirement
  • Helps Eliminate "Clinkers"

  • Reduces Power Consumption

    Private Sludge Processing Facility

    Disposal Cost...............................Decreased 25%

    Throughput Capability.................Increased 75%

    Polymer Consumption..................Decreased 40%

    EcoFiber® Improves Sludge Dewaterability!

    Large Oil Refinery

    Disposal Cost...............................Decreased 23%

    Throughput Capability.................Increased 100%

    Polymer Consumption..................Decreased 25%

    EcoFiber® Saves Over $220,000 Per Year!

    Wastewater Treatment and Compost Facility

    Disposal Cost...............................Decreased 34%

    Polymer Cost................................Decreased 29%

    Throughput Capability.................Increased 69%

    Reduce Costs With Improved Filter Cake Quality!

    Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

    Disposal Cost................................Decreased 23%

    Polymer Cost.................................Decreased 25%

    Throughput Capability..................Increased 100%

    Cut Sludge Processing Time In Half!