STRUT & FITTINGS
HELICAL - MASONRY
YOUR NAME CORDS
SHEETING - POLY
increased EPA enforcement of industrial suspended solids many
contractors have been hit recently with large fines. Most
contractors are unwilling to carry the huge financial risk and
liability associated with not cleaning their water. Some
contractors have left the efficiency of wet grinding and face
new operational difficulties with dry grinding.
MudHen eliminates your financial liability over regulatory
concerns potentially saving you thousands of dollars, allowing
for water reuse and recycling on site.
are portable and supported by large casters to easily move the
unit around a jobsite. The machines can be pushed onto the
job site by hand, they don’t require a forklift. Simple
mechanical controls and heavy duty construction are used to
eliminate employee errors and problems. Concrete water
recycling was never so easy!.
--- MADE IN THE USA
concrete water system is built right here in the USA. All
components are parts are interchangeable with standard
components that are easily found. No more waiting for
service and parts that originate from outside North
America. The MudHen concrete water system is built to
last, and when service is needed – components are carefully
selected to minimize the downtime. The MudHen has the
lowest cost of ownership for maintaining.
MudHen M1 concrete water system comes standard at over 200 gallons
per hour of processing capacity and can be easily accessorized
with a larger compressor to handle over 500 gallons per hour of
capacity. The machines can outpace most teams of concrete
professionals that saw and grind with industrial equipment which
benefits your staff and customers.
can solve a variety of slurry water issues for different
applications. They are commonly used on stone, ceramic
and glass slurry as well as other slurries that have a high
quantity of suspended solids.
waters can be effectively treated to be EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency) compliant. Pump trucks, stone and
tile saws, cement and mortar mixers along with industrial
slurries can be treated to remove the vast majority of
suspended solids. The pH can easily be treated to meet
recycled water can be reused on site to reduce water
consumption. The sludge is collected and compacted for
years concrete wash out slurry has been a challenge.
With a MudHen concrete washout system compliance has never
been easier. All MudHen products are made in the USA.
Concrete Washout We
have portable solutions to treat concrete washout on site
including as well as the following harmful sediments: Concrete, Terrazzo, Paint, Stucco, Mortars,
Grout, Sone, Tile, Glass.
Sizing - What size
filter press do I need?
you’re working in an industry where wastewater is a
byproduct, you’ll need an effective method to treat the
slurry water. A filter press is the perfect solution,
but it isn’t just one size fits all.
important to consider size before investing in a filter
press. It’s easy to simply choose the biggest option
and assume the filtration process will go smoothly as long as
it isn’t overloaded. But bigger is not always better so
you should choose a filter press after carefully considering
your needs and the application you are using it for.
certain applications, cake and water quality can drop if the
press is oversized. Additionally, a filter press than is
too large can make your costs rise, not only with the initial
purchase but when running the machine. Thoughtful design
and pairing with other technologies can reduce the size and
overall cost of your purchase.
DECISION - Which Mudhen to Purchase?
many gallons of slurry do you need to process per day?
The quantity of solids
that are in the slurry? --- Slurry with less solids
require less filter chambers.
or SPEED? For
slurry with more solids, although all the Mudhens will
do the job, the more collection chambers there are the less time
you'll spend separating and emptying them. For
example, to process 500 gallons
of concrete slurry per hour you'll want to go with a larger
filter press (MH1 or MH2), otherwise you'll be spending
too much time manning the machine (i.e. emptying
Size & Weight - although all 4-Mudhen models are
portable, the Mini and MH1 are smaller and weigh less so
they may be better suited for maneuvering within job
SIZE - Air Requirements
filtered air is required to minimize the maintenance on
can be adjusted to effectively operate in a wide range
of locations and conditions
are equipped with an air operated diaphragm pump - this
pump requires a minimum of 5 scfm of air to operate with
a tank size between 15 and 30 gallons (an air compressor
with a 15-gallon tank is the
smallest size tank that can operate a MudHen)
COMPRESSOR - Mudhens run best using a 15 / 30-gallon air
compressor set between 50 and 80 PSI - see Dewalt
D55168 Compressor (right.) Once properly
adjusted to your filtration requirements and processing
times, the Mudhen may be left to operate
unattended. For crystal clear water output,
efficiency of operation and fast processing times set
the compressor at 50 PSI and adjust it upwards to a
maximum of 80 PSI.
you have any questions and are pondering what size or
additional components you may need, please call us - we'll be happy to assist you.
air compressor hose to Mudhen air fitting
slurry line and screener (included) into the container of
output hose and secure the hose into the container that the
clarified water will flow in
regulator on Mudhen control panel to 30 PSI
operation controller "on" – the Mudhen will
begin to pump slurry through the unit
back pressure builds in the Mudhen and the pump slows,
adjust PSI regulator upwards in 20 pound increments.
This is done up to 80 psi, do not and never exceed 80 PSI.
the Mudhen's pump will stall or you'll hear it trying to
gulp for slurry, this is the indication that the collection
chambers are full of solids or the slurry container is empty
(the pump will not be harmed as it gulps for more slurry to
the Filter Cloths.
If the plates leak while pressure builds apply more pressure via
the hand jack. Each filter plate or chamber includes (2)
filter media cloths with a filter efficiency
rating of 5 microns.
filter cloths require solids in your slurry to ensure the
efficient operation of a Mudhen (i.e. the chambers will leak if
drinking water is pumped through them.)
the filter cloths increases their efficiency rating to 1 to .6
the filter cloths should be your 1st step to ensure the purity
of the liquid being discharged.
SLOW & LONG ENOUGH"
step is only for the first filling of the plates. After
the initial release of your first cakes you'll still start the
Mudhen slowly (10 PSI), but only for a few minutes as the filter
cloths are already coated.
you observe the clarity of the water being discharged, the PSI
may be gradually increased to the optimal operating setting
between 50 and 80 PSI.
Method - Using your own sediment. Start the Mudhen at
the slowest speed possible (1 - 10 PSI). Depending on
the particle size and volume of sediment in your slurry,
pre-coating times will vary (2 to 40 minutes).
Method - Mix 20 lbs. of diatomaceous earth (or perlite or dicalite)
with 10 gallons of water. Pump this milkshake mixture
through the filter chambers to instantly pre-coat the filter
cloths. You may immediately being normal operation of
the Mudhen using its optimal operating speed of 80 PSI.
the filter cloths are properly coating (as determined by the
purity of the water being discharged), you can increase the PSI
into the press.
the water being discharged ever begins to look cloudy simply
reduce the PSI to the pump. This will slow down the intake
of slurry going into the filter chambers while it continues to
pre-coat the filter cloths. Additionally, if speed isn't
too important you can leave the machine operating slowly (i.e.
the filter chambers and dropping the caked plates.
powerful 3/4" diaphragm pump (completely adjustable, 0 - 30
GPM or 0 - 100 psi of air) will push and compact the solids in
the filter chambers.
filter chambers, held in place within the heavy framework of the
Mudhen, are pressed together with 5000 lbs. of force from the
hydraulic hand pump.
the filter chambers fill, pressure gradually increases and the
purity of the liquid being discharged also improves as the
solids fill within the filter chambers.
full (the liquid being discharged will cease to flow), operator
intervention is required to release the dry the caked plates and
empty the chambers.
each filter chamber is separated, the caked plates are released
and dropped into the collection tray or a wheel barrel.
Drying / Cleaning
slurry line from sludge and allow pump to pump air for a
minimum of 5 minutes (the longer it operates the drier the
operation controller to off, adjust air to 30 psi
operation controller to dry
isolation valve “A” located right below controls to its
off position (ref Operation drawing, above)
will allow more air to travel through the plates
will sputter out of the output hose
- After 2
minutes open the isolation valve “A”
the operation controller to off
the hydraulic jack pressure relief valve
the chambers and clean the screens with the enclosed scraper
every 1 to 4 weeks depending on the nature of the slurry –
pressure wash the plates & cloths to ensure open and
clean pores for proper filtering
- DO NOT
LEAVE SOLIDS IN THE MUDHEN FOR MORE THAN 1 TO 2 DAYS –
DOING SO CAN RUIN THE SCREEN CLOTHS INSIDE THE SYSTEM.
END of DAY
end of each day of use it is important to flush out any slurry
from the system. This includes flushing the air pump and
the filtration plates as well as any hoses. This can be
done by directing the clean water discharge hose from the system
and running its clean water right through the Mudhen.
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x 50' Air Hose