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Advantages & Disadvantages of Comminutors

By: Haseeb Jamal / On: Apr 28, 2017 / Waste Water, Advantages, Shallow


  • Elimination of extra steps and problems involved in the excavation of the disposals of screening (screened material)
  • Often difficult to dispose highly polluted screenings - In USA if buried, 6 inches of cover material should be used
  • Highly suitable for small treatment plants. e.g. : mountain or beach resorts.


  • Frequent maintenance of cutting tools ( delicate equipment)
  • Risk accumulation of comminuted materials (textiles, vegetable fibers) eventual clogging of pumps and piping.
  • These materials to form floating scum in anaerobic digestion
  • Problems in trickling filter (clogging of distribution pipe holes)   mainly used in activated sludge process.

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