The largest wastewater plant just got a major overhaul thanks to KSB

The Bottrop plant (courtesy of mai-new.de)

The Bottrop plant (courtesy of mai-new.de)

German fluid management company KSB, according to Worldoil, has supplied 21 pumps to Emschergenossenschaft for use in the Emscher sewer, also known as Emscher canal, currently Europe’s largest wastewater project, which will be used as main pumps in two new pumping stations run by Emschergenossenschaft in Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen, used to lift the wastewater from the eastern Emscher valley to sewer sections located at a higher level. From there the water flows to the wastewater treatment plants operated by Emschergenossenschaft.
The biggest pump sets each have a drive rating of 470 kW and handle up to 6480 cubic metres per hour.amics) simulation.
Over a distance of 51 kilometres, the Emscher canal collects the wastewater produced by more than 1.8 million people and effluent discharged by industrial plants and commercial businesses in the area. The canal transports the wastewater to the treatment plant in Bottrop and the Emschermündung wastewater treatment plant in Dinslaken.