WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

How To Select The Most Effective Blower Technology For Wastewater Applications

Given numerous variables when selecting an aeration blower system for wastewater applications, and equally numerous claims by technology providers, it is not surprising that confusion exists. Worse than confusion is the disappointment that results when a blower technology fails to perform as anticipated — and operating cost and efficiency benefits go unrealized.

  • 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 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.

  • The ClearBlu Solution To Brewery BOD
    The ClearBlu Solution To Brewery BOD

    Real Ale Brewing Company (RABC) started as a small brewery working out of a commercial retail space. As the brewery outgrew their facility they purchased land on the outskirts of town and built a new brewery. Their production level was still low enough at this point for the city to allow direct access to sewer. As RABC continued to be successful and grow, a mandate from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality stated that the city must require the brewery to treat their wastewater in order to prevent overwhelming the city’s treatment system. RABC began the process of looking into available options for wastewater treatment. They had been introduced to ClearBlu Environmental at the Craft Brewers Conference in 2011 and after careful research the brewery selected ClearBlu to design and install a complete pretreatment and treatment system.

Garrison Brewing Case Study

ClearBlu provided duplexing in-ground lift stations and a self-cleaning waterfall hydroscreen for the brewery who self-installed the equipment.  ClearBlu design and instructions made it possible for the brewery to install the lift stations and screen themselves, as well as to have the screen stand fabricated locally.  ClearBlu lift stations are fabricated from fiberglass which resists deterioration from acidic wastewater and are self-cleaning.  Round basins can be stirred so that they never have to be cleaned out.

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WASTEWATER AERATION PRODUCTS

MicroShield Technology

MicroShield Technology

Our diffusers can last upwards of 10 years. It isn’t science fiction. It’s simply science, multiplied by our MicroShield Technology to protect against degradation.

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.
Aeration Works Division

Aeration Works Division

The Aeration Works Division was created to give operators of aeration systems a source for fast, reliable installations and maintenance. Made up of experienced installers and field service professionals, the Aeration Works Division are experts at the installation and maintenance of EDI aeration systems.
Sanitaire Stainless Steel Wide Band Coarse Bubble Aeration Systems by Xylem

Sanitaire Stainless Steel Wide Band Coarse Bubble Aeration Systems by Xylem

Sanitaire pioneered the concept of wide band aeration with the introduction of the SANITAIRE® Stainless Steel Non-Clog diffuser in 1967. Since its introduction, the SANITAIRE wide band diffuser has become the standard in the industry with over 500,000 units in service.

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.
Sub-Surface Aeration: Aspirator

Sub-Surface Aeration: Aspirator

The Aspirator transfers oxygen from the water’s surface into the water column through a venturi tube, creating no surface spray. (Available in floating Triton and subsurface Sub-Triton configurations.)
Industrial Aerators

Industrial Aerators

The Aspirator transfers oxygen from the water’s surface into the water column through a venturi tube, creating no surface spray.
Retrievable Jet Aeration Skids

Retrievable Jet Aeration Skids

Where aeration is required and the process tank cannot be emptied in order to install a traditional jet aeration system, Mass Transfer Systems offers skid mounted wet installed retrievable jet aeration systems. The systems can utilize a submersible pump mounted on the retrievable skid or a dry pit pump mounted outside of the tank
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WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS PODCASTS

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.”

Rethinking Old Standards:  A Few Small Changes Pave Way For Innovation

Rethinking Old Standards: A Few Small Changes Pave Way For Innovation

Innovation doesn’t necessarily require a brand new concept.

Hybrid Blowers: Should WWTPs Believe The Hype?

Hybrid Blowers: Should WWTPs Believe The Hype?

In 2010, an energy analysis of the Freeport Wastewater Treatment Facility in southern Maine revealed that the plant had significant inefficiencies in usage. Specifically, the plant’s 30-year-old multistage centrifugal aeration blowers were accounting for as much as 90 percent of electricity consumption.

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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.

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.

Choosing the Best Blower Technology for Energy Needs

Choosing the Best Blower Technology for Energy Needs

While energy-efficiency is an important factor when choosing aeration and blower systems, every wastewater treatment plant has its own unique set of energy requirements. Aerzen offers a wide range of different technologies tailored to customers’ needs: Positive Displacement Blowers, Hybrid Blowers, and Turbo Blowers. In this video, Regional Sales Manager Tom McCurdy explains how Aerzen’s Performance Cubed program offers a targeted aeration technology plan for any facility.

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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.