The importance of wastewater treatment in contemporary industry

Wastewater treatment is currently very important within the industry for various reasons. Its proper management is essential to protect both the environment and public health.

By properly treating wastewater, pollutants that would otherwise end up in natural water bodies are removed, thereby damaging local ecosystems and potentially affecting the drinking water supply of areas surrounding industrial zones.

In this context, vertical pumps play a vital role in this process, as they are responsible for moving large volumes of water and sludge through the different stages of treatment.

Their design allows them to operate efficiently in harsh environments, which is essential for the continuous and effective operation of wastewater treatment plants.

Types of vertical pumps from Tecnium

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Submerged vertical pumps

Tecnium’s submerged vertical pumps are designed to work directly within the liquid to be pumped. This makes them ideal for applications where it is necessary to handle large volumes of water or sludge from deep wells or storage tanks. Their main features include:

  • Corrosion resistance: Made with high-strength plastic materials, these pumps can operate in highly corrosive environments.

  • Operational efficiency: Their design allows for efficient and reliable operation, significantly reducing operating and maintenance costs.

Exterior vertical pumps

Tecnium’s exterior vertical pumps are designed to be installed outside the liquid to be pumped, with the suction pipe submerged in the fluid. This facilitates maintenance and inspection, as the motor and other key components are accessible without needing to empty the tank. Their main features include:

  • Ease of maintenance: The accessibility of components facilitates regular maintenance and reduces downtime.

  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, from wastewater treatment to handling corrosive chemicals.

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Advantages of our industrial vertical pumps

The pumps are made from high-strength plastics, offering excellent durability and corrosion resistance, extending their lifespan in harsh environments.

They have also been designed to withstand the most demanding conditions, prioritizing and ensuring reliable long-term performance.

Additionally, thanks to their design, they require minimal maintenance and provide a high degree of operational efficiency, reducing operating costs and improving productivity.

Applications in wastewater treatment plants

Vertical pumps are essential in various stages of wastewater treatment, including sludge transfer, wastewater pumping, and the recirculation of liquids in different treatment processes.

In wastewater treatment plants, sludge handling is a fundamental task. Vertical pumps are used to move sludge from sedimentation tanks to further treatment units. They are designed to handle viscous and abrasive materials without suffering premature wear, making them ideal for this application.

Vertical pumps are used to transport wastewater from the initial collection points to the various stages of treatment. Their ability to operate submerged allows them to work efficiently in deep wells and storage tanks, ensuring a constant flow of wastewater through the plant.

During the treatment process, it is crucial to recirculate certain amounts of liquids to optimize system efficiency. Vertical pumps facilitate this recirculation, whether in aeration processes, biological treatment, or filtration. Their robust design ensures they can handle various types of liquids, including those with high levels of suspended solids.

In some plants, wastewater treatment includes the addition of chemicals to neutralize contaminants.

Exterior vertical pumps are especially useful in these applications, as they allow easy access for maintenance and precise calibration of chemical dosages. Additionally, the corrosion resistance of these pumps ensures safe and durable operation in chemically aggressive environments.

Desalination and brackish water treatment plants use vertical pumps to manage water flow during the desalination process. These pumps are designed to withstand the corrosion caused by saline water, providing a reliable solution that ensures a continuous supply of treated water.

In addition to municipal applications, Tecnium’s vertical pumps can also be used for industrial effluent treatment.

These pumps are capable of handling a wide variety of contaminants and chemicals present in industrial wastewater, providing effective solutions to keep industrial operations in compliance with environmental regulations.

Would you like to receive technical advice before making the investment?

Our pump technologies enhance performance and reliability.

This includes optimized designs to maximize efficiency and innovative materials that resist corrosion and wear. They offer a robust and efficient solution for wastewater treatment.

With durable construction, ease of maintenance, and operational efficiency, these pumps are an ideal choice for wastewater treatment plants worldwide.

If you would like to receive personalized advice from our technical department, obtaining detailed information about how our solutions and pumps can benefit your operations, simply take a few seconds to fill in your details in the following form, and we will contact you shortly. It’s that simple!

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Contact information

Tecnium has a network of branch offices and partners that covers the needs of our costumers worldwide. Please contact us to know your local partner.


F.Casablancas, 24 – 08243 MANRESA (Barcelona)
Tel: +34938748480
Fax: +34938757668


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