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What is a Filter Press?

A Filter Press (also known as a Plate-and-Frame Filter Press) removes solids from wastewater and produces a clean effluent. It is the most widely used method in the treatment of sludge produced by wastewater treatment.

ALAR's Micro-Klean™ has the following features:

  • 2 to 20 cubic feet Size Options
  • Heavy…

What Is A Rotary Vacuum Filter

The ALAR Auto-Vac is a rotary vacuum drum precoat filter that effectively removes solid particles from the sludge, producing dewatered waste.

ALAR Redefining Ink Wastewater Treatment

ALAR built its first production unit specifically for flexographic ink wastewater in 1970, manufactured as a complete system to remove metals, solids, and color.

Sustainable Solutions In North Dakota

ALAR has the advantage of recycling much of the water which results in benefits to the environment as well as cost savings.

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, now it its 20th year, left Bismarck awestruck on the amount of interest in the "Bakken Gold".

ALAR was a sponsor at this years event held the end of May 2012. It drew over 4,000 attendees representing 46 states and 7 Canadian provinces. There were attendees from Norway, Taiwan, Nigeria, UK, Turkey, France & Germany.

North Dakota has…

Oil Drilling Mud Waste Dewatering

New rules from the North Dakota Industrial Commission go into effect April 1, 2012 that will provide stricter regulations to the oil industry.

Specifically, oil companies will now be required to separate liquids and drilling mud from rock cuttings. The liquids can then be hauled away for disposal or recycling rather than stored in reserve pits.

Governor Jack Dalrymple, who is part…

ALAR Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Clarifier

ALAR Auto-Vac filtering system is skid mounted, pre-piped, pre-wired for easy installation. This design works incredibly well with DAF sludge applications.

Municipal Disposal Done Right

Dean Trevaskis pumps and hauls commercial greasetrap, residential septic, portable toilet and wine lees near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California.

In 1999, with several disposal sites closing or raising their discharge fees, Trevaskis opened a private processing plant to dewater over 3.5 million gallons of sludge a year. The plant turns a profit, and Trevaskis…

Company Expands Wastewater Treatment Services

Read how one company expanded their wastewater treatment & pumping services into a long-term municipal biosolids management with the ALAR Auto-Vac.

Successful Recycling Efforts for Ready Mixed Plant

Learn how one company runs the largest capacity Auto-Vac with a 6 x 9 ft. drum that filters 20,000 gallons of slurry wastewater in an eight-hour period.