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current information

August 2020

IFO Desulfurization

Due to the current market demand for the desulfurization of marine fuels, the ECO-DESULFOX S-5000/500 was developed.

November 2019

Drinking water systems for Papua New Guinea

As part of an environmental assessment in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, heavy metals and toxins were discovered in drinking water. PITT GmbH was awarded the contract for planning of special solar-powered drinking water systems.

May 2018

First PITT-TPS in Russia.

First Three Phase Separator in Russia has been installed in a steel mill. The task is to remove both free oils and heavy particles out of process water.

June 2017

We've moved

From the 1st of June 2017 you will find us in the new Technology-Center in Poststraße 68, 44809 Bochum, close to the A40.

June 2016

The new generation of DAF-3.000..30.000 is available.

The advanced technology replaces the series DAF 30..120. Not only the color has changed. The process flow is enhanced by numerous innovations. Inform yourself!

July 2014

Innovative pond water regeneration PITT-REPAIR for sustainable and certified fish farming

Taking into account of GLOBALG.A.P. requirements the new technology PITT-REPAIR (rearing pond air) regenerated rearing ponds for Pangasius and other freshwater fishes. PITT-REPAIR is an effective combination of oxygen injection and pond bottom cleaning. Inform yourself!

July 2013

Foundation of PITT agency in Shanghai

With immediate effect PITT GmbH is represented by FIRST ENVIRONMENT PERFORMANCE GMBH in China. The agency starts with order of large-scale flotation DAF 300/3-C2 for waste water of dyeing industry.

September 2012

New standard procedure for food industry

The new modular technology DAF-SBR, a combination of chemical and biological water treatment, delighting our customers. A meat processing plant and a dairy farm in Romania are equipped with the new technology.

January 2012

New in product range: Flotation plant in modular design

Modular DAF plants with a capacity of 40 to 200 m³ / h are available now. Costs and time for assembly are radically reduced.

February 2011

PITT Newsletter

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August 2010

PITT Agency in Russia.

With immediate effect PITT GmbH is represented by OOO EKOTECH-AQUA. The experts for waste water engineering present the product range of PITT GmbH on the Russian market. Click here for contact details

July 2010

First PITT flotation in Romania.

A unit of our DAF 100-1280-series (30 m²/h) has been installed by our Romanian partner ATB. Waste water from a dye works facility in the automotive industry is analyzed and chemically treated prior discharging into sewer.

January 2010

First AEROS in Ukraine.

The first AEROS in Ukraine has been installed. With our AEROS technology, it is possible to clean and recycle washing water from a manual car wash installation up to 100 per cent.

August 2009

Our PTT DAF-technology “aquaflow” will be marketed worldwide in combination with the proven “Dekanter”, a technology of our partner GEA.

Special leaflets are available on [digestate treatment in biogas plants] and [waste water treatment in refineries].

February 2009

Our high-performance separator TPS is launched.

The innovative 3-phase-separator-technology enables concurrent separation of oil and suspended solids from process water in one passage. [more...]

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The flexible high-performance separator


The product

The TPS is a system for the physical treatment and recovery of industrial and commercial waste water. Thanks to an optimal utilisation of physical forces and individually adapted streaming technology the three primary phases of a process liquid are efficiently separated.

  • Free light liquids of a density < 1 g/cm³
  • Process water of a density ~ 1 g/cm³
  • Sedimentable pollutants of a density > 1 g/cm³

As defined in the European standard the nominal size of separators and strippers exclusively refers to the maximum influent volume in l/s (e.g. NG10 = 10 l/s). Many other parameters relevant to the physical separation are not considered.

As opposed to the common systems the TPS is exclusively manufactured to the individual technical specifications thereby ensuring the efficient separation of the three phases for their further processing.

The TPS accounts for all parameters influencing the separating behaviour as well as the streaming properties, such as:

  • the influent volume
  • the maximum quantity of the light liquids
  • the density of the light liquids
  • the viscosity of the light liquids
  • the maximum quantity of the sedimentable substances
  • the average density of the sedimentable substances

Further parameters such as the place and temperature of installation, media temperature, chemical composition etc. determine the materials used in construction. The TPS is available in polyethylene, polypropylene, standard steel, stainless steel of various grades as well as in concrete.


Main components of the PITT-TPS (schematic representation)

Main components of the PITT-TPS


The Process

The water to be treated flows into the 3-phase separator’s (TPS) influent for separating the free light liquids and sedimentable substances.

The first separator stage consists of a capsulated 3-phase separation chamber containing a hydrodynamic flow distributor in the influent. This avoids unwanted eddy flows and facilitates the phase separation.

The sedimentable substances sink in the lower static area of the hopper-shaped sludge collection chamber. The separated slugde is directly discharged via the sludge effluent by means of a suitable pump so that it can be further processed.

The water containing the light liquids flows out of the 3-phase separating chamber into the above light material separation stage. Within the static area of the separation stage the light liquids are dewatered and are drained for further processing via the light material effluent.

By means of a defined hydro-dynamic reverse flow the purified water is fed to the TPS’s effluent.