Municipal wastewater treatment

Your wastewater process is critical, and it is important that you have the right partner that knows the challenges you face every day. Alfa Laval helps reduce the environmental footprint from water and waste streams, and lower your operating costs, by providing a wide variety of advanced equipment for wastewater treatment, tertiary filtration, flow control, and sludge thickening and dewatering.

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Process and product overview

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With Alfa Laval as your partner, you gain the dual advantage of access to leading wastewater expertise as well as one of the widest ranges of wastewater treatment equipment.


Sludge dewatering

Heat Exchangers

Sequencing batch reactor

Biological wastewater treatment

Flow control equipment

Which thickening or dewatering equipment is right for your plant?

Because not every plant has the same situation or needs, we offer several options for sludge thickening and dewatering.  See how each technology compares:

View the technology comparison guide 

Products and knowledge to help you optimize your wastewater treatment plant

Our wastewater treatment experts are happy to assist contractors, designers and plant operators by giving advice on how to optimize operations. Regardless of whether it is a municipal or industrial wastewater plant, new or old, we can help you:

  • Lower the total operating costs (energy, maintenance, etc.)
  • Maximize resource reuse (water, nutrients)
  • Reduce energy use, polymer consumption and disposal costs
  • Optimize cake dryness and effluent quality
  • Increase capacity
  • Minimize engineering and investment costs
  • Rreduce installation and start-up costs
  • Ensure on-time project completion
  • Optimize investment and operational costs

Why work with us?

With Alfa Laval as your partner the process is simplified. Whether you design, build or operate a wastewater plant you get access to:

  • Industry-leading wastewater expertise based on the experience from thousands of installations
  • One of the widest product ranges for wastewater treatment, covering a variety of different technologies
  • Solutions for: biological treatment, thickening/dewatering, filtration, and flow control
  • Cooperation in analyzing your unique situation to find a solution that fits your needs and budget

How can we help?

With industry-leading wastewater technology and expertise based on the experience from thousands of installations, we can help analyze your unique situation and select the optimal equipment model, configuration and services for your needs and budget. Get in touch by reaching out directly to the local contact for your area or submitting a general inquiry on the contact form. 

Fluid control equipment

Doug Thomas
Business Development Manager Fluid Control
Office:  (281) 985-4422
Cell:  (281) 543-1094

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Dewatering and thickening equipment

Chuck Shaw
Regional Sales Manager – Water Separation Sales – Midwest
Phone: (317) 345-5512
Coverage area:  IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI


Jose Carpio
Director of Sales – Water & Wastewater
Phone: (804) 852-9340
Coverage Area: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV


Roger McKinney
Regional Sales Manager – Water Separation Sales – Northwest
Phone: (559) 317-8551
Coverage area: WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, NM


Marc Arquit
Regional Sales Manager – Water Separation Sales – South
Phone: (713) 882-1286
Coverage area:  AR, LA, MS, TX, OK

Mark Schlitzkus
Regional Sales Manager – Water Separation Sales – Southeast
Phone: (713) 906-0505
Coverage area:  AL, DC, FL, GA, NC, SC, VA


Marc Perratore
Regional Sales Manager – Water Separation Sales – Southwest
Phone: (201) 388-8393
Coverage area: CA, NV, AZ, UT

Filtration equipment, Package plants and Sequencing batch reactors

Jaime Bengoechea
Regional Sales Manager -  Process Systems
Phone:  (713) 816-0011
Coverage area: AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL (north)IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV 


Jaime Bengoechea
Regional Sales Manager -  Process Systems
Phone: (713) 816-0011
Coverage area:  AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL (south), KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, , OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY  

Extending performance with the Alfa Laval 360° Service PortfolioGlobal service and support

Our global service network has dedicated specialists, knowledgeable about your industry. We are here to support you with parts and expertise, wherever and whenever you need them.

The Alfa Laval 360° Service Portfolio covers all your needs throughout the life cycle of your equipment — from start-up, maintenance, support and improvements to monitoring services — for maximum uptime, availability and optimization.

By minimizing your total cost of ownership, we help you stay ahead of the competition.

Learn more about our service offer

Learn more about dewatering / thickening equipment rebuilds

A trusted partner, every step of the way

Our obligation to you as a customer does not stop at delivery. Continuous service is critical for plant efficiency and low lifecycle costs. With a global network of service centers, spare parts distribution hubs and field service engineers, we support you whenever and wherever you need us.

If conditions change, we can provide advice on how to improve operations and supply the necessary equipment upgrades. Our services also include training.

Service Agreements, tailored to your needs, allow you to accurately budget service costs, while simultaneously maximizing uptime, improving cost efficiency and boosting performance.

The bottom line is the comfort and confidence that both contractors and operators get in choosing fully integrated workable solutions from a single source; all backed by expert local maintenance and spare parts services.

Performance audit for Decanter Centrifuges

Get decanter centrifuge optimization and cost-savings throughout the sludge thickening and dewatering process with Alfa Laval Performance Audit as our global service and support experts help make the most out of your equipment.

Minimize operating cost with Alfa Laval IoT Services

Alfa Laval’s IoT Services is a range of digital services aiming to reduce operating costs and maximize operating reliability in wastewater plants.

IoT Services

Solutions for the Circular Economy

More and more wastewater treatment plants are discovering the benefits of a circular, holistic approach to wastewater treatment. Cost savings, reduced environmental impact and new income streams from recovered resources are but a few. Every wastewater treatment plant is unique and has its own set of challenges and opportunities. With our expertise in processing and our broad range of products, we can support your shift to a circular resource flow. Regardless of whether you are a contractor, designer or plant operator we can help you find the optimum solution for your specific project.

Wastewater webinars on demand

Learn the key fundamentals and the solutions in wastewater treatment to save costs, reduce your environmental impact and discover new income streams from recovered resources.

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