Case Study

Optimizing Chemical Dosing Reduces Chemical Use While Meeting Effluent TP Limits

Source: Sanitaire -- A Xylem Brand
Optimizing Chemical Dosing Reduces Chemical Use While Meeting Effluent TP Limits

The city of Black River Falls in Wisconsin used chemical treatment with ferric chloride (FeCl3) to achieve their effluent total phosphorus (TP) permit of 1.0 mg/l. Historically, the chemical dosing rate was manually adjusted on a daily basis based on the measured effluent TP concentration. The plant was upgraded with an OSCAR process performance optimizer control system with phosphorus controller, which uses continuous measurement of orthophosphate. Read the full case study to learn more.