WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Turbo Blower Technology Saves Money And Energy For City Of Adelanto WWTP

The City of Adelanto, Calif., wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receives an average flow of 2.2 million gallons per day (MGD), but had a permit that allowed treatment of only 1.5 MGD.

  • Predicting WWTP Sludge Production And Power Savings From Facultative Operation Of Aerobic Digesters
    Predicting WWTP Sludge Production And Power Savings From Facultative Operation Of Aerobic Digesters

    The objective of this white paper is the prediction of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sludge production and subsequent power savings realized from operating the aerobic digesters via facultative digestion using technology from ENNIX(6)  INC. Development of the predictive spreadsheet permits one to demonstrate the power savings to potential users of the facultative digestion(6) technology.

  • Two AquaDisk Cloth Media Filters Replace Six Granular Media Units, Boosting Capacity 540% And Cutting Backwash Volume By 97%
    Two AquaDisk Cloth Media Filters Replace Six Granular Media Units, Boosting Capacity 540% And Cutting Backwash Volume By 97%

    The Portland, Indiana, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) had been using six granular-media filter units for tertiary treatment since the 1980s. The plant’s treatment protocol includes fine screens for grit removal, followed by primary clarifiers, trickling filters, aeration basins, secondary clarifiers, the tertiary treatment system, and then chlorine disinfection.

  • Retrofit Helps WWTP Meet New Total Nitrogen Limit
    Retrofit Helps WWTP Meet New Total Nitrogen Limit

    The City of East Providence WWTP was asked by RIDEM to upgrade its facilities to increase treatment capacity and also meet a new more stringent Total Nitrogen limit.

  • Turbo Blower Replaces Surface Aerator In Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant Biologically And Energetically More Efficient
    Turbo Blower Replaces Surface Aerator In Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant Biologically And Energetically More Efficient

    The biologically biodegradable waste water from the Leverkusen Chempark and the households of the lower drainage basin for the Wupperverband (Wupper association) is cleaned by Currenta in a community waste water treatment plant.

  • Wastewater Energy Program Case Study: Scheid Vineyards
    Wastewater Energy Program Case Study: Scheid Vineyards

    Scheid Vineyards, located in Greenfield, California, captures wastewater influent from the winery in three aeration ponds to supply the needed biological oxygen demand (BOD) to treat the effluent prior to being used for irrigation. In 2009, the wastewater plant processed over 8 million gallons of wastewater. The existing aeration system was inefficient and maintenance intensive leading the facility to explore alternative solutions.

  • A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology
    A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology

    The DO2E organization sprang from one individual’s attempt to solve an aeration problem in a fish hatchery and realizing that his device to do so had many other applications as well. This device broke up algal blooms as well as aerating, and it was only a short step to modify it into breaking up FOG (fats, oils, and grease) deposits in grease traps and lift stations. This device was patented, thus DO2E was born.

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Case Study

Anderson Valley Brewing Company had acquired a several different aeration technologies in their treatment ponds over the years including surface aspirators and a diffuser system. They were interested in increasing treatment capacity so they could irrigate using reclaimed wastewater. After discovering ClearBlu and visiting an existing installation they decided to incrementally add UltraFine Bubble aerators to increase treatment.

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WASTEWATER AERATION PRODUCTS

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.
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
Wastewater Equipment Retrofit, Rehab and Aftermarket Solutions

Wastewater Equipment Retrofit, Rehab and Aftermarket Solutions

When demand increases, regulations change, and components reach their useful life, Evoqua Water Technologies responds.

Aeration; Bioflo

Aeration; Bioflo

S&N AIROFLO has developed and tested a new attached aeration growth treatment unit that can be used to upgrade lagoons to achieve more efficient nitrification. Most lagoons struggle to consistently meet 30/30 requirements for BOD5 and suspended solids
Industrial Aeration

Industrial Aeration

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.
1700 Series For The Petro-Chemical Market

1700 Series For The Petro-Chemical Market

Mainsail Global’s Boone diffuser membranes are designed for the petro-chemical market with hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (HNBR). These custom membranes are built for durability, and can withstand long-term exposure to heat, oil and chemicals readily present in petro-chemical wastewater streams. With excellent tensile strength, abrasion and ozone resistance and higher modulus retention at elevated temperatures, Boone membranes combine the physical strength and chemical makeup of HNBR for an ideal solution in petro-chemical wastewater treatment.

Dewatering Hoppers

Dewatering Hoppers

ClearBlu offers economically priced dewatering hoppers with 6 square feet of screen in the 1 yard model.

KLa Systems Complete Systems

KLa Systems Complete Systems

A typical system consists of the Slot Injector™ aerators, jet mixers or jet aerators complete with in-basin piping system, back-flush system, liquid recirculation pumps, and air blowers.  The pumps supplied are either end suction centrifugal, submersible, or self-priming. Low pressure air is delivered by positive displacement blowers, screw compressors, multi-stage or high speed centrifugal blowers.

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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

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.

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.

Screw Vs. Traditional “Roots” Type Lobe Blower Technology

Screw Vs. Traditional “Roots” Type Lobe Blower Technology

This animation highlights the difference between screw blower technology and the more traditional “roots” lobe blower technology for wastewater aeration applications.

Rubber Diffuser For The Chemicals In Your Wastewater Video

Rubber Diffuser For The Chemicals In Your Wastewater Video

Forget the old municipal approach to wastewater management. Our scientists and engineers create a customized solution that helps you cut costs, boost your environmental image, avoid regulatory issues and turn a headache into a competitive advantage. By renewing your water, we transform your business!

Dif-Jet Gas Mixing Aerator Product Video

Dif-Jet Gas Mixing Aerator Product Video

This video shows how Dif-Jet™ wastewater aerators from Fortrans are energy efficient, non-fouling, and can be used with air or pure oxygen for applications requiring mixing of air – oxygen or ozone into water.

New Treatment Technologies For Water Customers

New Treatment Technologies For Water Customers

Elena Bailey, Director of Business Development at Ovivo, introduces new treatment technologies, including the Duet screen for grit removal and the AEROSTRIP® Diffusor for aeration. In this video, learn how the latest products in the company’s portfolio connect with customers’ needs in the drinking water and wastewater industries.

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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.