Vortex Grit Chamber

Vortex Grit Chamber Overview

The WesTech Vortex Grit Chamber efficiently removes grit from the treatment plant influent stream.

How it Works:

A Vortex Grit Chamber usually follows screening equipment. The screened influent enters tangentially and flows around the upper chamber. Adjustable, rotating paddles augment the spiraling flow to create a mechanically induced vortex which settles the grit, transports it to the center opening of the fixed floor plate for collection in the lower chamber, and lifts and returns the lighter organic particles to the main flow. The grit solids are removed from the lower chamber by an air lift or recessed impeller pump for further washing and dewatering.

NOTE: Effective Jan. 1, 2021, WesTech will discontinue new sales in most of our headworks equipment line for municipal wastewater applications. Support for all current installations and some legacy headworks equipment will be provided through our dedicated Aftermarket/Parts and Services team.

Please visit our product listings page to learn about: Grit Collectors, Shafted Grit Screw Classifiers, the CleanFlo™ SHEAR™ Rotary Drum Screen, and WTR® screens.

  • Rugged precision bearing drive
  • Compact design
  • Simple and inexpensive maintenance requirements
  • Reduces civil work expenses
  • Low energy consumption
  • Efficient grit removal over variable flow rates