WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

ICEAS SBR Technology Enters 30th Year Of High-Quality Effluent Production

In the late 1970s, a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Tullahoma, TN, built in 1955, was overloaded and deteriorating.

Clogging Problem Solved; Maintenance Cost Reduced; 15 Percent Less Power Consumption Delivered

A WWTP facility in Indiana serves a six-square-mile area, and has historically experienced pronounced peak flows caused by nearly one-fourth of its  collection system consisting of combined storm water and sanitary sewer lines.

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WASTEWATER AERATION PRODUCTS

AquaDDM® Direct-Drive Mixer

AquaDDM® Direct-Drive Mixer

For those applications where mixing requirements are the controlling factor, the AquaDDM® can reduce power costs, while delivering 3-4 times the mixing of any aerator of the same size.
VertiCel® Wastewater Treatment Systems

VertiCel® Wastewater Treatment Systems

The VertiCel® system is superior to other aeration technologies because it saves energy and space, while producing an unparalleled effluent quality. It is ideally suited for wastewater treatment plants with process flows above two million gallons per day. The VertiCel® tanks in series design consists of an aerated-anoxic tank followed by an aerobic tank. 

Aeration

Aeration

For the efficient, economical and reliable water treatment and wastewater purification you require high performance and reliable equipment for your plants.

Aeration; HiOx® Aeration Panel

Aeration; HiOx® Aeration Panel

The newest generation of the Parkson HiOx® Aeration Panel provides a breakthrough in aeration technology, increasing aeration efficiency by 20% or more over commonly used fine bubble devices.
1600 Series For Fats, Oils, Greases, Phosphorus, Chlorines and Other Chemicals

1600 Series For Fats, Oils, Greases, Phosphorus, Chlorines and Other Chemicals

Designed with the dairy market in mind, the Dampier membrane is optimized to withstand long-term exposure to fats, oils, greases, phosphorus, chlorines and other readily present chemicals. Its silicone elastomers possess inherently low intermolecular forces, providing excellent resistance to hot and cold temperatures. Our Dampier membranes are hydrophobic, and do not react with the unique chemicals present in dairy wastewater. Heat stable (up to 365°F) and flexible at low temperatures, these custom formulated membranes provide durable, chemically-correct solutions for dairy wastewater treatment.

PASSAVANT® Surface Brush Aerator MAMMUTROTOR®

PASSAVANT® Surface Brush Aerator MAMMUTROTOR®

The PASSAVANT® surface brush aerator MAMMUTROTOR® provides a transfer of oxygen into the activated sludge tank and optimal mixing of the activated sludge, ensuring an even distribution of biomass, organics and oxygenated water creating ideal conditions for biological activity.

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.

Biolac® System - An innovative aeration process for biological treatment

Biolac® System - An innovative aeration process for biological treatment

The Biolac® Wastewater Treatment System uses low-loaded activated sludge technology, high-efficiency moving aeration chains that suspend submerged fine-bubble diffusers, and a simple basin construction.
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WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS PODCASTS

The Right Technology To Fit Your Needs

The Right Technology To Fit Your Needs

Aerzen supplies blowers for industrial and for wastewater treatment. Tom McCurdy, Regional Sales Manager at Aerzen, told Water Online radio in an interview that his company is unique in that they have the ability to help customers pick the right technology for the application without bias because they have multiple technologies available. They will work with the customer within what they need in terms of maximum and minimum flows, pressure swings, on-off cycles, etc., and will help guide a customer towards the right technology.

Introducing The O-Factor In Aeration

Introducing The O-Factor In Aeration

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to aerating wastewater lagoons. As Randy Chann, President and CEO of Environmental Dynamics International (EDI) explains in this Water Online Radio interview, each lagoon environment needs to be configured to meet both financial and regulatory outcomes.

Looking To The Future Of Wastewater Treatment

Looking To The Future Of Wastewater Treatment

Evoqua is looking toward the future– and that future is energy-neutral wastewater treatment plants.

Energy Savings At The Aeration Basin

Energy Savings At The Aeration Basin

With infrastructure dollars still tightly constricted, Aeration Industries International is focusing its attention on making wastewater treatment as cost-effective as possible. “Eighty percent of a wastewater treatment plant’s energy consumption takes place at the aeration basin,” Michael Ramirez, Director of Marketing for Aeration Industries points out in this Water Online radio interview. “Infrastructure dollars are low, everybody knows that. So we need to look for ways to really save money for the customer.”

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WASTEWATER AERATION VIDEOS

Custom-Designed Waste-To-Energy System Produces More Energy Than This Food Processing Plant Can Use

Custom-Designed Waste-To-Energy System Produces More Energy Than This Food Processing Plant Can Use

RWL Water custom-designed and implemented a waste-to-energy solution for Amadori, a leading Italian poultry producer.

Tornado® Surface Aerators Help Obregon, Mexico Earn Energy Conservation Awards

Tornado® Surface Aerators Help Obregon, Mexico Earn Energy Conservation Awards

RWL Water supplied Tornado aerators as a key part of the engineering solution for a new wastewater treatment plant in the city of Obregon in Northwestern Mexico when wastewater began contaminating groundwater, affecting livestock and causing disease.

Kaeser Compressors: The Benefits Of Package And System Integration

Kaeser Compressors: The Benefits Of Package And System Integration

Kaeser's blower product manager, Stephen Horne, explains how wastewater treatment facilities can benefit from utilizing blower package and system integration for increased efficiency.

Energy Efficient System Design For WWTPs

Energy Efficient System Design For WWTPs

Energy is a huge portion of a wastewater treatment plant's operating costs, with aeration blowers being a major user. System splitting with adaptive control reduces electrical, maintenance, and initial investment costs.

Winterization Tips For Compressed Air Systems

Follow these 5 tips to make sure your compressed air system is ready for winter.

Proper Application Of Blower Technology Is Critical To Reducing Energy Consumption At Wastewater Treatment Plant

Proper Application Of Blower Technology Is Critical To Reducing Energy Consumption At Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater aeration is a huge consumer of energy and the leading candidate for cost saving consideration at the wastewater treatment plant.

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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.