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WASTEWATER AERATION PRODUCTS

Sanitaire Membrane Disc Fine Bubble Aeration Systems by Xylem

Sanitaire Membrane Disc Fine Bubble Aeration Systems by Xylem

SANITAIRE® is the trade name recognized throughout the wastewater treatment industry for quality products and advanced technology. SANITAIRE Silver Series membrane fine bubble disc diffusers are recognized worldwide for their high oxygen transfer efficiency and durability in wastewater treatment plant aeration processes.

OxyMix<sup>®</sup> Pure Oxygen Mixer For Efficient Oxygen Transfer

OxyMix® Pure Oxygen Mixer For Efficient Oxygen Transfer

Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has led the industry in surface aeration and mixing with thousands of installed units throughout the world. For those wastewater applications that require an efficient means of introducing oxygen into a system, the OxyMix pure oxygen mixer is an economical solution compared to other pure oxygen devices.

Traffic Rated Screen Drain Grates

Traffic Rated Screen Drain Grates

Most lift stations and basins require separate drain inlets that do little to keep out large solids such as gravel, branches and general litter than can destroy pumps. ClearBlu has developed a traffic rated grate system that utilizes perforated plate with 1/4″ holes. The grate sits in a heavy grate frame that embeds in concrete. By embedding the frame in concrete, traffic weight is carried by the frame and concrete and not the basin. This allows the basin to be secured and sealed to a poly or fiberglass basin.

Explorer Series Disc Diffusers

Explorer Series Disc Diffusers

Our fine-pore, flexible diffusers can reduce facility energy costs by up to 40%. No matter your industry, your custom, chemically-correct solution is built to last and save you money.

Aire-O<Sub>2</sub> Bio-<I>ff</i>ilm&reg; Fixed Film Media

Aire-O2 Bio-ffilm® Fixed Film Media

The Aire-O2 Bio-ffilm® fixed film media system offers a cost effective wastewater facility upgrade that increases plant capacity and performance, providing year-round nitrification
Aerators

Aerators

Layne Christensen manufactures aerators used in potable water systems to remove dissolved gases and to oxidize naturally occuring compounds for treatment downstream. Aerators can also reduce taste and odor problems
Aire-O<sub>2</sub> Microfloat® Dispersed Air Flotation System

Aire-O2 Microfloat® Dispersed Air Flotation System

Ideal for industrial applications, our AIRE-O2 Microfloat® Dispersed Air Floatation System is an effective, affordable and reliable physical/chemical pre-treatment technology for removing up to 90% of fats, oil and grease, 60% total suspended solids and 30% biochemical oxygen demand– all at a lower cost than traditional DAF systems.
Aire-O<sub>2</sub>® Series 275 Aspirator Aerator

Aire-O2® Series 275 Aspirator Aerator

The AIRE-O2® 275 Aspirator Aeration is an electric motor-driven propeller-type horizontal aspirating aerator designed for the economy minded customer.
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WASTEWATER AERATION VIDEOS

Video Case Study Of Wastewater Process At Milk Processing Plant

Video Case Study Of Wastewater Process At Milk Processing Plant

In this video case study, the Maintenance and Operations Manager, Purification Operator and Foreman and Electrical Technician discuss the wastewater treatment process at the AK Gida milk processing plant in Turkey. In particular, the video focuses on the aeration process and equipment for degrading the biological content of the plant’s sewage.

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WASTEWATER-AERATION SUPPLIERS

  • Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
    Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.

    Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and systems for both municipal and industrial markets, worldwide.

  • RWL Water
    RWL Water

    RWL Water RWL Water has been designing and manufacturing rugged and reliable water and wastewater treatment equipment since 1987. Our company has been awarded contracts for aeration and treatment system projects with many prominent companies and organizations.

  • RELIANT Water Technologies
    RELIANT Water Technologies

    Reliant Water Technologies is a global marketing company that supplies high quality, one-of-a-kind products to the water and wastewater treatment industries.

  • Otterbine Barebo, Inc.
    Otterbine Barebo, Inc. Since 1952 when the first Otterbine was introduced to the market it had been engineered to operate and perform in the most difficult of environments. From the days of waste water treatment, to today when our products meet the requirements of virtually every market that has water quality management needs – we’ve continued to manufacture our products to the highest standards and implement rigorous third party performance testing.
  • Fortrans, Inc.
    Fortrans, Inc.

    Fortrans offers new innovative technology for wastewater aeration and other applications requiring a non-fouling method of mixing and infusing gases with water. Our patent pending Dif-Jet™ technology is versatile and scalable to meet the needs of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment operators.

  • Xylem Inc.
    Xylem Inc.

    Xylem Inc. is the world’s largest provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions, and a leading provider of pumps and related technologies for industrial, commercial and municipal customers

  • Mass Transfer Systems
    Mass Transfer Systems

    Since 1984, Mass Transfer Systems (MTS) has been supplying jet aeration and mixing systems to industries and municipalities throughout the world. The majority of our product consist of "engineered systems" for biological and other waste treatment processes and a variety of industrial mixing applications

  • KLa Systems
    KLa Systems

    KLa Systems is a company involved in making the world's waterways cleaner. We are an equipment supplier specializing in custom designed mixing and aeration technologies for biological wastewater treatment processes.

  • Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor Technique
    Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor Technique

     

    Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services.

     

  • Sulzer Pumps / ABS USA
    Sulzer Pumps / ABS USA

    ABS is a world-leading Sulzer brand with a long tradition in the wastewater industry. We have more than 100 years of application experience and manufacturing customer-oriented solutions using leading technology. The result is the development and supply of integrated solutions and individual products for use in wastewater collection networks and wastewater treatment.

  • Aerzen
    Aerzen

    Aerzen USA was founded in the United States in 1983, and is a wholly owned division of the German manufacturer, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Founded in 1864, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik is a recognized world leader in the production of rotary positive displacement machines since 1868.

ABOUT AERATION

 

A common first step in the secondary treatment process is to send wastewater to an aeration tank. In an aeration tank, bacterium is used to effectively break down pollutants into less harmful components. Wastewater aeration provides the appropriate oxygen level so that aerobic bacteria can thrive in degrading pollutants such as iron and manganese as part of the wastewater treatment process. Aeration can also be used to destroy anaerobic bacteria that perish in the presence of oxygen. Aerobes that can break down pollutants 10-100 times faster than anaerobes are used most frequently.

Aeration is also used to improve waste lagoons and other waterways such as lakes and reservoirs where oxygen deficiency contributes to taste, odor and pollutant problems. Equipment used for wastewater aeration includes low cascades, jet fountains, spray nozzles, blowers, submerged perforated pipe and porous plates or tubes. Whether the water is thrown into the air via a fountain or diffused by air bubbles being blown or drawn into the wastewater in an aeration tank, aeration works by increasing the area of contact between the oxygen in the air and water.

The most common wastewater aeration process in use today is the air diffusion process, where air is introduced from blowers through diffusion tubes suspended in a spiral flow tank, or in some cases, through diffuser plates in the bottom of the aeration tanks.