Smith & Loveless Headworks


95% Grit Removal (105 microns) at All Flows

Smith & Loveless’ commitment to market leadership in screening technologies and grit removal kindles on-going research and development, which leads to continued system innovations. Since the introduction of the original vortex PISTA® Grit Chamber in the early 1970s, and with decades of screen innovation, S&L has developed numerous advancements to further enhance the capability for complete headworks. This innovation and experience make S&L systems the industry’s most specified headworks systems today.

High removal efficiencies originate from the PISTA® Grit Chamber’s unparalleled hydraulic design, including its flat chamber floor, patented  and low-energy axial-flow propeller. The combination creates a true vortex that effectively separates grit from organics and the waste stream. Forced vortex action distinguishes the PISTA® Grit Chamber from all other so-called “vortex” grit chambers because it does not rely on less efficient particle settling or gravity.


Schedule your tour today to learn all about grit, the affect it has on wastewater process basins and collection systems, as well as S&L grit removal product offerings.

Grit Removal Design Factors

There are many important factors to consider when designing your next Grit Removal system. Let’s take a look at three of the most important: Footprint, Efficiency and Cost.


Grit Removal System Comparison

Understanding the pros and cons of different types of technologies helps you choose the right one.

95% Grit Removal

@ All Flows with Only One Technology

13 grit test reports reveal the PISTA® Grit Removal System removes 95% of grit at all flows.

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