ENCON offers the ENCON DE-2 (200 gallons per 5 day week) and DE-4 (400 gallons per 5 day week) Drum Evaporator system. These systems are electrically heated and can operate in batch mode or the optional auto-fill mode. The ENCON Drum Evaporator can handle the same applications as our ENCON Thermal Wastewater Evaporators. A great advantage of the ENCON Drum Evaporator is that the dry residue does not have to be scraped or removed from the evaporation vessel. Since a 55 gallon drum is used as the Drum Evaporator vessel, it can simply be capped and hauled for disposal.
The ENCON Drum Evaporator completely encapsulates a 55-gallon drum of water and heats it from the outside, thereby eliminating contact of heating elements with the wastewater. This makes the ENCON Drum Evaporator appropriate for de-watering waste streams with high solids loading including water based inks, paints, adhesives, and concentrated residues from the ENCON Wastewater Evaporators since there is no concern about “baking on” of contaminants to the heaters.
The ENCON Drum Evaporator can also be fitted with the optional Drum Dryer package, enabling the unit to operate in dryer mode and reduce standard drum residue slurry to a dry, landfill eligible, pile of solids.
What are the advantages of ENCON Drum Evaporators?
- Affordable way to de-water small volume waste streams to greatly reduce hauling costs
- Easy to operate
- As it uses a 55 gallon drum as the evaporation vessel, the residue does not need to be scraped and removed. The drum can simply be capped and hauled for disposal.
- Great for waste streams too concentrated for traditional evaporators
- Drum Dryer Option: The ENCON Drum Evaporator can be fitted with an optional Drum Dryer package, enabling the unit to operate in dryer mode to reduce standard drum residue slurry to a dry pile of solids. Please visit the ENCON DRUM DRYER page for more detailed information.
What waste streams can the ENCON Drum Evaporator Process?
The ENCON Drum Evaporator can handle many common waste streams. If your waste stream is substantially water, it is likely to be an excellent application. Visit the APPLICATIONS page for a listing of common applications for ENCON Evaporators.
In addition to the applications that can be handled in all ENCON Evaporators, the ENCON Drum Evaporator is also appropriate for de-watering with high solids loading. This is due to the fact that the ENCON Drum Evaporator heating elements do not come in contact with the wastewater. Examples of these include water based inks, paints, adhesives and concentrated residue from other ENCON Evaporators.