Microwedge® Sludge Block-- City of Yates Center, Kansas

Roberts Microwedge Systems can effectively dewater both industrial and municipal sludges. Basins and bed sizes can be adjusted to fit any application, including upgrading an existing sand bed or converting lagoons. The system is flexible enough to handle industrial spikes or heavy surges from digesters and holding tanks. Microwedge Systems are designed to meet the ever changing demands of the water and wastewater industries by providing an environmentally responsible dewatering system. The operation is simple: flood the bed with thickened sludge, wait for the sludge to dry, and remove the dry sludge cake with a front end loader. Following sludge removal, wash down the bed and repeat the cycle.


The Roberts Filter Group team spoke to Eric Boone, the Public Works Superintendent for the City of Yates Center Water Department about his experience with Microwedge Sludge Blocks and Roberts Filter Group.


“We have been using Roberts filter blocks for some time now, we were needing new blocks to replace some broken ones. I started checking different manufactures for pricing of the same style of blocks, I found another manufacturer, the pricing was competitive, so I purchased one hundred (100) blocks from Roberts and one hundred (100) blocks from the other manufacturer. I had decided to do an experiment, I laid the Roberts blocks and the other blocks side by side in the same drying bed, two (2) years later I saw quite a difference in the performance of the two manufactures. Roberts blocks are still in use; the other manufactured blocks are now being replaced with Roberts filter blocks. When I ordered blocks this last time I ordered them direct from Roberts Filter Group, the sales agent was easy and great to work with, the agent contacted me when the blocks were shipped, and followed up with me after the product was delivered to make sure that I had received the product and was it received in good condition. I’m so glad that I was able to order the blocks directly from Roberts Filter Group, instead of having to go through a third-party contact, the customer service is great!” - Eric Boone, Public Works Superintendent for the City of Yates Center Water Department