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Headworks Inc. Acquires High-End Agitator for Advanced Wastewater Treatment


HOUSTON, Texas - May 15, 2009 - Headworks® Inc. acquires the exclusive license of a high-end agitator screenings washing system. Headworks has obtained the sole license for the TurboWash™, an agitator-based screenings washing system. The TurboWash will be marketed internationally in combination with in-channel screens, and as a high volume stand-alone unit, the TurboTank™. The TurboWash is the most efficient, low-maintenance solution in the marketplace. Proven technology for over 15 years in many installations worldwide, the patented agitator Turbowash™ system is a simple and versatile add-on for any screens and screenings handling installation. 

Headworks Turbowash™ System: Screenings Washer The simple principle is an agitator that creates a highly turbulent mixing regiment zone in a channel or tank (similar to the water around a propeller on a motor boat). The TurboWash immediately preceeds screening equipment, which can include a spiral screen or any other type of screen. Wastewater enters the agitation zone and is heavily mixed. The turbulent zone of influence created by the TurboWash agitator loosens and emulsifies the organic BOD material attached to the screenings, allowing the soluble and fine particulate BOD material to pass through the screen openings. Additionally, the screenings device intermittently runs backward thus pushing retained solids back into the turbulent zones, exposing them to further turbulent actions in order to dislodge the biological particles. This patented repeating (backwards/forwards) action is executed in a regular cycle. 

TurboTank™System The high-end TurboTank™ is the stand-alone version, which includes the TurboWash, suitable for large volume screenings washing, ie: flow through a sluice trough. 

Gerald Seidl, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said of the TurboWash: "This product is like none other on the market. TurboWash offers the only superior washings solution of its kind." 

Washing of screenings material has become more important than ever with tightened environmental regulations, landfill regulations, etc. They require the deposit of screenings clean of biodegradable material. 

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