Manual Pit Emptying Technology
A MAPET (Manual Pit Emptying Technology) system comprises a hand-pump connected to a vacuum tank mounted on a pushcart. A hose connected to the tank is used to suck sludge from a pit. When the hand pump is turned, air is sucked out of the vacuum tank and sludge is sucked up into the tank. Depending on sludge consistency, MAPET can pump the sludge from a maximal depth of 3 m.