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Proven Innovation.  Superior Efficiencies.

An innovator in vortex grit removal, Smith & Loveless boasts 45 years of experience with inlet works equipment. With thousands of installations world-wide – including more than 150 full-scale field tests that confirm 95% grit removal of 105 micron and larger — we are not just the first in the industry, we’re the best and working hard to stay that way.

S&L’s commitment to market leadership in grit removal kindles on-going research and development, which leads to continued system innovations. S&L has developed numerous patented and exclusive components that further enhance the capability for complete grit removal, handling, and dewatering.

Benefits of S&L’s Vortex Grit Removal

  • Higher removal efficiency (95% of 105 micron and larger) proven in 150+ full scale field tests
  • Keeps grit out of downstream process basins
  • Establishes the hydraulics to keep grit moving from low flows to peak wet weather flows
  • Eliminates headaches associated with airlift pumping devices
  • Produces a much cleaner grit to reduce landfill costs
  • Much greener with lower energy usage and much less embodied carbon
  • Minimises the clogging potential in grit transport lines

Compare S&L’s 95% Grit Removal vs. Other Systems

S&L will take on all competitors, including sloped floor systems, aerated grit chambers, detritors and velocity channel systems.  Take a look at the removal efficiencies, footprints and construction costs of these competing systems.  See why we’re the most specified grit removal system in North America. Compare Now >

Grit Removal Systems

After pioneering the first flat-floor forced vortex grit chamber more than 40 years ago, Smith & Loveless continues to lead the industry in advanced hydraulic grit removal research and development by ephasising a combination of CFD analysis and field testing. The state-of-the-art PISTA® is the most-specified in the world.

S&L Turbo Grit Pump

S&L’s PISTA® TURBO® Grit Pump is designed exclusively for pumping grit slurries. The PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Pump features a heavy-duty, solid, stainless steel shaft, heavy-duty bearings and mechanical seal. Top mounted, vacuum primed or flooded suction pumps are available at 15.81 lps with 100 mm piping to 31.6 lps with 150 mm piping.

Grit Washing & Dewatering

The PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Washer uses TRI-CLEANSE TECHNOLOGY™ to match the high fine grit removal efficiency of the chamber and to produce clean grit while minimizing the odor caused by putrescible organics and the costs associated with growing landfill restrictions. 

Wastewater Screens

Smith & Loveless delivers complete wastewater screening systems designed for superior durability, performance and life-cycle cost value. Our proven SCHLOSS™ engineered screening solutions handle coarse and fine screening, washing, compacting and conveying for numerous municipal and industrial applications.

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