Wastewater Treatment

To keep the pumps, drives and valves in a wastewater treatment plant working efficiently 24/7 requires bearings and chain of the highest standard. Whether they are chrome, stainless steel or engineered thermoplastic components.

Wastewater Treatment


The industrial wastewater treatment industry covers the cleaning and purification of wastewater generated by industrial companies. Its operations typically revolve around removing any contaminants and compounds that could cause harm to people, equipment, or the environment before the wastewater is reused or released. They ensure companies fully comply with regional and federal standards and allow companies to save money by recycling process water and minimizing processing costs.

Bearings are vital to industrial wastewater treatment operations; they are integral components of many processing and treatment machines and devices (e.g., drives, pumps, and valves). Below, we highlight the types of bearings commonly used in the wastewater treatment industry and their typical applications.

Common Bearings Used in the Wastewater Treatment Industry

In the wastewater treatment industry, plant equipment often requires high-quality bearings to achieve and maintain effective and efficient operation. The components can be made in a variety of designs and from various materials to suit different application requirements and restrictions. Some of the most commonly used types are those that can accommodate numerous machines and process steps, such as:

  • Ceramic and Stainless Steel bearings: Ceramic and Stainless Steel bearings have several characteristics that make them ideal for use in wastewater treatment operations. For example, they are not susceptible to corrosion and do not require lubrication.
  • Craft split roller pillow block bearings: Craft split roller pillow block bearings offer similar advantages to traditional bearings but with easier assembly requirements. Their two-half design facilitates installation, inspection, and replacement operations since it does not require the removal or disruption of other assembly elements.

Typical Applications of Bearings in the Wastewater Treatment Industry

Bearings are employed in many applications throughout the wastewater treatment industry. For example, bearings from Emerson Bearings are typically used in the following fluid handling devices and systems:

  • Pumps
  • Drives
  • Valves
  • Flowmeters
  • Hydraulic equipment

Wastewater Treatment Bearing Solutions From Emerson Bearing

Bearings play a critical role in the wastewater treatment industry. That’s why it is important to source quality pieces from a reliable supplier to ensure the components operate and perform as intended.

At Emerson Bearing, we fully understand that bearing needs may vary from customer to customer. Whether you have a simple or complex bearing application and basic or extensive bearing knowledge, our experts are ready to help you through the selection process to ensure you select the best bearing solution for your wastewater treatment application.

We also maintain a wide selection of bearings from manufacturers across North America, Asia, and Europe to facilitate the sourcing process for customers. We offer products ranging from 3-mm (ID) precision miniature bearings to 5-foot steel mill bearings sourced at various price points.

For more information about our bearing offerings and how we serve the wastewater treatment industry, contact us today. To discuss your bearing needs with one of our team members, request a quote.

Special solution: The Craft Split Roller pillow block allows for rapid replacement which reduces downtime and minimizes costs. Polymer lubes are also recommended to increase bearing life.

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