WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Los Alamos WWTP Gains Turndown Capability And Saves Energy With Hybrid Blowers

Los Alamos, NM, the former site of topsecret laboratories where government scientists developed the atomic bomb during World War II, is once again a town at the forefront of new technology.

State-Of-The-Art Treatment Equipment Greatly Reduces Plant’s Energy Consumption

Driven by compliance with more stringent water treatment standards, the Fond du Lac Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) leveraged the upgrade opportunity to improve beyond limiting ammonia effluent levels. The plant improved energy fficiency, reduced maintenance and operating costs, and eliminated bypasses into Lake Winnebago during high rainfall.

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WASTEWATER AERATION PRODUCTS

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 System

Aeration System

ClearBlu Environmental focuses on complete aerobic digestion of organic waste. This process is desirable over anaerobic digestion because it is fast, odor free, and prevents the need for any solids removal procedures. Aerobic digestion is desirable over DAF systems because it eliminates the need for costly chemical use and disposal. ClearBlu uses a unique aeration technology known as microbubble aeration, to achieve an aquatic environment which supports a bacteria population capable of complete digestion.  This is the key difference over conventional technologies.

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.
Aeration: Airmaster Aerator

Aeration: Airmaster Aerator

Each aeration unit shall be capable of producing 3.0 lbs. of oxygen per nameplate horsepower per hour under normal conditions during aeration. Each 15 HP aeration unit is capable of pumping and mixing approximately 3,024,000 gallons per day under normal conditions and continuous operation
Airmaster Aerator "TURBO X-TREME" Aeration- 25 Hp - 230V/460V/3Ph

Airmaster Aerator "TURBO X-TREME" Aeration- 25 Hp - 230V/460V/3Ph

Each aerator shall be capable of producing 3.0 lbs. of oxygen per nameplate horsepower per hour under normal conditions during aeration. Each 25 HP aerator shall be capable of pumping and mixing approximately 5,040,000 gallons per day under normal conditions and continuous operation
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.

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.
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

AccuFAS Aeration Pattern

AccuFAS Aeration Pattern

The Brentwood-engineered AccuFAS Submerged Fixed-Film system adds a fixed-growth surface for biomass to provide enhanced biological treatment and increase capacity for municipal and industrial wastewater. Composed of Brentwood’s structured-sheet, fixed-film media, AccuFAS was developed to optimize airflow and mixing while maximizing contact between the waste stream and biomass.

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.

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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.