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Since 2001, KLa Systems has supplied innovative jet aeration and jet mixing systems for industry, water utilities, and municipalities around the world.

KLa Systems has the most experienced team of oxygen transfer professionals in the industry and over the past 30 years, our team has successfully completed more than 1,300 jet aeration/mixing projects in 32 different countries.

Our mission is to develop our products by embracing modern treatment technologies, improving manufacturing efficiency, and reducing our system's carbon footprint.

Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down   KLa Slot Injector™ Aeration System Expands The Capacity Of An SBR At A Landfill Leachate Treatment Facility   KLa Slot Injector Aeration System For CFAS Process Touch Panel Manufacturing Plant Wastewater Treatment
Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down   KLa Slot Injector™ Aeration System Expands The Capacity Of An SBR At A Landfill Leachate Treatment Facility   KLa Slot Injector Aeration System For CFAS Process Touch Panel Manufacturing Plant Wastewater Treatment

 

KLA SYSTEMS PRODUCTS

Kynar PVDF Jet Aerator For Improved Wear Resistance Kynar PVDF Jet Aerator For Improved Wear Resistance

Ten years ago, KLa Systems was presented with the challenge of finding a more wear-resistant material for our jet aeration nozzles.  The inner nozzle is the liquid propulsion nozzle of the jet aerator and continuously sees high volumes of motive liquid flow at velocities ranging from 33-46 ft/s.  Traditionally, these inner jet nozzles were made from the same FRP material as the outer jet with the industry accepted corrosion/abrasion liner made up of C-Glass/Nexus and Silicon Carbide impregnated into the vinylester resin.  For many years this material had held up in most industrial and municipal bioprocesses with no adverse deterioration or wear.

KLa Systems Slot Injector Aeration System KLa Systems Slot Injector Aeration System

The Slot Injector™ System is a superior jet aeration system that is specifically applied to industrial biological treatment processes where fine screening is a standard pretreatment operation in both conventional and advanced air activated sludge applications.

KLa Systems Jet Aerator KLa Systems Jet Aerator

The high-alpha factor and clean water oxygen transfer performance of KLa’s jet aeration technology results in low energy costs and reduced off-gas volume for industrial and biosolids applications.

KLa Systems Jet Mixer KLa Systems Jet Mixer

Jet Mixers offer superior mixing of large diameter tanks by providing uniform energy distribution while minimizing power input. This mixing technology results in decreased reaction times, improved liquid blending and off bottom suspension of light, organic solids.  Jet mixers are used in wastewater treatment applications where blending, solids suspension, flow generation, or chemical reactions are key process parameters.  Jet mixers are fabricated of either FRP or stainless steel with no moving parts in the tank. Conventional pumps are used for the jet motive flow and are located just outside the tank for optimizing energy efficiency and ease in maintenance.

KLa Systems Floating Effluent Decanters KLa Systems Floating Effluent Decanters

KLa Systems floating effluent decanters are used to draw clarified liquid from near the liquid surface of sequencing batch reactors and aerobic digesters.

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.

KLA SYSTEMS

KLa Systems Inc. is an equipment supplier specializing in custom designed mixing and aeration technologies for biological wastewater treatment processes. We are the market leader and our team of personnel has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry, having successfully completed well over 1,300 projects worldwide.

Our focus is in working with large industries, municipalities, and water utilities on a global basis and our products include jet mixing, jet aeration, and Slot Injector™ aeration systems. KLa Systems goal is to furnish the most cost effective system in the industry, while applying our technology to both conventional and advanced biological treatment processes for the purpose of both creating a cleaner environment while assisting our customers in making their treatment plants more sustainable.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

KLa Systems

31 Mill Street. PO Box 940

Assonet, MA 02702-0896

UNITED STATES

Phone: 508-644-5555

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Contact: Fred Siino

KLA SYSTEMS ARTICLES

  • Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day
    Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day

    Saturday, March 24th was a busy day at the Brightwater Clean-Water Treatment Facility in Woodinville, WA, just outside Seattle. The Utility’s Education and Community Center was full of family-oriented science experiments and art projects with organized tours of the wastewater treatment plant taking place throughout the day. All in recognition of International World Water Day which had occurred two days before.

  • Naegleria Fowleri And The Hot Spring
    Naegleria Fowleri And The Hot Spring

    For many people, hot springs conjure up thoughts of cleansing and purity. For centuries, humans have visited hot springs to relax and recover. But as with any natural water body, hot springs can also exhibit biota that can infect and in severe cases kill.

  • Acing The Alpha Factor In Aeration
    Acing The Alpha Factor In Aeration

    Aeration is the heart of every activated sludge system, as well as the most energy-intensive process. When designing or modifying a wastewater treatment facility, the aeration system design will have lasting impacts on effectiveness, capital and operating costs.

  • Gulf Of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone Larger Than Ever
    Gulf Of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone Larger Than Ever

    Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded the largest hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico since monitoring began 32 years ago. Hypoxic waters, often referred to as dead zones, have dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 2-3 ppm. They are caused by eutrophication or excess nutrients that promote algal growth in water bodies. As algae decompose, they consume oxygen creating dead zones.

  • Water Industry World Records
    Water Industry World Records

    You may have read recently that Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) set a Guinness World Record for the most wastewater recycled to drinking water in 24 hours. The record attempt kicked off on February 15th 2018 to mark the 10th anniversary since the districts’ Groundwater Replenishment System was launched and culminated with more than 100 million gallons per day (MGD) being produced.

  • Jet Aeration Systems: A Tool For Improved SBR Operation
    Jet Aeration Systems: A Tool For Improved SBR Operation

    Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) are a variation of the activated sludge process that combine treatment steps into a single basin. Based on a fill-and-draw method, major phases of the SBR process include a cycle of fill (with or without aeration), react, settle, decant, and idle. Today, successful flow control strategies have made SBRs state-of-the-art technology. SBRs are commonly used today and are especially beneficial for many industrial applications.

  • DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management
    DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management

    Over the past 10 years, DC Water has become the harbinger of the modern water utility. It’s often unconventional approach to tackling age-old problems usually elicits one of two responses from other utility professionals. The first response is one of resignation — if only I had the budget that size permits, I’d be able to do similar things. And the second is one of awe — there’s no way I have the amount of gumption to convince regulators or customers that I have a better way.

  • What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

  • Does Public Outreach Help Or Hinder Acceptance Of Recycled Wastewater As A Drinking Water Source?
    Does Public Outreach Help Or Hinder Acceptance Of Recycled Wastewater As A Drinking Water Source?

    When California’s AB2022 went into effect earlier this year, allowing the bottling of advanced purified reused water for educational purposes, Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District began the #GetOverIt! campaign to continue to push for consumer acceptance of recycled water systems.

  • Water Is One Of The Few Issues To Unite Voters
    Water Is One Of The Few Issues To Unite Voters

    Unless you spent the last election cycle hiding under a rock (and no blame if you did), you are no doubt aware of the growing rift between the two major political parties of the United States. As reported in The Atlantic citing polling from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, those who identify as Democrats are becoming more liberal and those identifying as Republicans swing ever more conservative.

  • Americans’ Attitude To Their Water Changes With The Weather
    Americans’ Attitude To Their Water Changes With The Weather

    Weather plays an important role in how Americans think about water. And I don’t mean when it’s raining, we decide to grab a raincoat.

  • In River Pools Offer City Residents Swimming Alternatives
    In River Pools Offer City Residents Swimming Alternatives

    It wasn’t so long ago that city rivers were some of the more polluted bodies of water on the planet. In 1969 for example, the Cuyahoga River famously caught fire after years of unabated pollution, spurring an environmental movement to clean up the nation’s waterways.

  • Water Intense Meat Production Processes Will Have To Change
    Water Intense Meat Production Processes Will Have To Change

    A few years back, the Secretary of the International Farm Management Association (IFMA) announced that if the world’s population consumed food in the same manner as the citizens of the U.S., we would need 6 planet earths to keep up with demand. Now we know that the traditional diet of hamburgers, steaks and all-you-can-eat buffets across America’s heartland is slowly being diversified by a growing number of eating options, many far greener, i.e. Salad Works. 

  • How To Optimize Aeration At MBR Plants
    How To Optimize Aeration At MBR Plants

    Membrane bioreactor (MBR) plants are found all around the world, serving as a go-to method for treating wastewater through a combination of processes. But as this technology gains popularity, operations must contend with the inherent aeration problems it presents.

  • Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

  • Do You Pay 300 Times What You Could For Water?
    Do You Pay 300 Times What You Could For Water?

    On January 1st 2017, Philadelphia’s controversial “soda tax” went into effect, adding a 1.5-cents-per-ounce on sugary beverages sold in the city. Several cities across the U.S. have enacted similar taxes in a bid to battle diet-related diseases such as obesity and fund more healthy activities within their communities.

  • Green City, Clean Waters Plan Puts Quality First In Philly
    Green City, Clean Waters Plan Puts Quality First In Philly

    Cities all over the country have been prioritizing clean water through a variety of different programs and the City of Brotherly Love is among the ranks.

  • As Waters Warm, Questions Swirl Around Health Of The Great Barrier Reef
    As Waters Warm, Questions Swirl Around Health Of The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef — a chain of 2,900 individual, underwater corals comprising the world’s biggest structure made by living organisms — is one of the most visible victims of climate change.

  • Over Decades, Merrimack River Transforms
    Over Decades, Merrimack River Transforms

    The Merrimack River is considered one of the major beneficiaries of the Clean Water Act of 1972.

  • Beach Cleanups Energize People Around The Globe
    Beach Cleanups Energize People Around The Globe

    With sandal-and-swimsuit season right around the corner, policymakers are raising awareness about the problem of beach pollution.

  • Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters
    Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters

    In a nation of red states and blue states, water policy is an issue that often dissolves party lines.

  • Boston Harbor Overhaul: A Water Cleanup Success Story
    Boston Harbor Overhaul: A Water Cleanup Success Story

    Boston Harbor used to be an icon of water pollution in the U.S. But a massive cleanup effort — one of the biggest restoration feats in the nation’s history — has revived the harbor in the last three decades.

  • Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal
    Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal

    Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort.

  • Wastewater Sustainability Brings Opportunity And Challenge
    Wastewater Sustainability Brings Opportunity And Challenge

    As more wastewater treatment facilities focus on ways to cut costs and improve environmental stewardship through energy reuse and sustainable practices, the industry is becoming a leader in the world of tomorrow.

  • Getting The Most Out Of Biosolids
    Getting The Most Out Of Biosolids

    Although they may appear crude on the surface, biosolids represent the future of wastewater treatment. This organic substance contains energy and nutrients, and thus the potential for resource recovery and increased energy efficiency by wastewater treatment operations.

  • Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations
    Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations

    Those who are philanthropically-minded need look no further for a cause than that of water. After all, this is a fundamental aspect of human existence and one that is shockingly scarce in some parts of the world.

  • Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans
    Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans

    It may seem farfetched, but the reality is that many Americans don’t have regular access to clean drinking water.

  • Weighing The Value Of Biosolids As Fertilizer
    Weighing The Value Of Biosolids As Fertilizer

    Wastewater treatment plants process tons and tons of sludge every year and they have to contend with the question of what to do with it. Increasingly, biosolids are looked at as an opportunity to help the planet.

  • Where To Find Money In Biogas
    Where To Find Money In Biogas

    On the surface, wastewater treatment operations don’t appear to be handling precious material. But these facilities are actually processing a great deal of value every day.

  • WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal
    WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal

    On his way out of office, Barack Obama made a final effort to bolster the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which has drawn controversy since it was issued in 2015.

  • From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround
    From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround

    In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.

  • Rescuing Failed Aeration Systems
    Rescuing Failed Aeration Systems

    In wastewater treatment, aeration systems are more than just critical. They can be seen as the central nerve of the whole operation, the part of the process that usually costs the most to run and can cause the most havoc when it malfunctions.

  • The Climb To The Top
    The Climb To The Top

    Back in the late 1980s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators.

  • Tips For A Water-Saving Holiday Season
    Tips For A Water-Saving Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones, consider the things we are thankful for, and remind ourselves about what is truly important.

  • The Real History Of The First Thanksgiving
    The Real History Of The First Thanksgiving

    Water supplies remain our most valuable and necessary resource. Overused and often contaminated throughout most of history, water was no less of a concern back in the 1600s when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock than it is for us today.

  • Fighting Foam
    Fighting Foam

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators. In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, etc.

  • How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?
    How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?

    People concerned about their water footprint often make an effort to turn the faucet off quickly, take shorter showers, and cut back on watering the lawn.

  • Water Key To Success In Pro Football
    Water Key To Success In Pro Football

    The real MVP in professional football? Water.

  • Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns
    Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns

    Election season is in full swing and while it may not be the “hottest” topic being debated amongst presidential candidates, the topic of water isn’t being ignored as we approach November. Several candidates have addressed the challenges plaguing water and wastewater systems nationwide.

  • How To Know You’re Working With The Right Technology Provider
    How To Know You’re Working With The Right Technology Provider

    Choosing a technology provider to supply a solution for water or wastewater treatment is no small task. Frankly, there’s a lot at stake, from large sums of money to the efficacy of an entire operation hinging on the right decision. But with so many options out there, what qualities do you need to look for to guarantee you’re making the right choice? To get an answer, Water Online spoke with Fred Siino from KLa Systems.

  • It's Not Too Late To Add These Five Water-Related Books To Your Summer Reading List
    It's Not Too Late To Add These Five Water-Related Books To Your Summer Reading List

    Summer reading list a bit dry? Drink up these books on the world’s greatest resources — water.

  • 4 Key Design Criteria For Jet Mixers
    4 Key Design Criteria For Jet Mixers

    Jet mixers are widely used in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to blend the plant influent and suspend light organic solids in circular equalization tanks. 

  • “Energy Neutral” Is More Than Just A Buzzword For WWTPs
    “Energy Neutral” Is More Than Just A Buzzword For WWTPs

    Could all wastewater treatment plants someday become energy neutral? The goal may sound unobtainable, but with the right technology, investments, and innovation it may not be. According to the American Biogas Council, the wastewater sector consumes 22 terawatt hours of electrical energy each year, but has the potential to generate 851 trillion BTU of energy annually.

  • Becoming A “Water Resource Recovery Facility” Offers Financial Benefit
    Becoming A “Water Resource Recovery Facility” Offers Financial Benefit

    While the term “Water Resource Recovery Facility” may seem like nothing more than a trendy phrase, the name change represents a distinct shift in the role that wastewater utilities can now play.

  • Green Slime Plagues Florida, Drives Home Importance Of Nutient Removal
    Green Slime Plagues Florida, Drives Home Importance Of Nutient Removal

    While most of the country was seeing red, white, and blue this past Fourth of July, many Florida residents were seeing green.

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

  • Accessing Innovation Through Research And Development
    Accessing Innovation Through Research And Development

    Where there’s a problem, there’s a solution. Sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to get there. When you’re in the business of providing solutions to municipal and industrial water resource recovery utilities, then it’s helpful to invest in ingenuity.

  • Injecting Innovation Into The Food And Beverage Industry
    Injecting Innovation Into The Food And Beverage Industry

    Not all water treatment needs are the same. That’s why it’s imperative to work with those that understand the subtle dif­ferences that make each industry unique. For food and beverage companies, that means aligning with KLa Systems, a com­pany focused on oxygen transfer with a track record of innovation in jet aeration and mixing.

  • Slot Injector™ Aeration System For Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plants
    Slot Injector™ Aeration System For Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plants

    KLa Systems has recently completed our 30th MBR aeration system project using our Slot Injector™ aeration technology. These plants are for industrial customers and although predominantly in the food & beverage sector, we have also supplied MBR aeration systems for leachate treatment, chemical and petrochemical processing effluent.

  • 10 Questions (And Answers) That May Change The Way You Aerate
    10 Questions (And Answers) That May Change The Way You Aerate

    With nutrient control becoming more of a concern and prompting ever-increasing regulations, biological wastewater treatment processes must be scrutinized and optimized like never before. To that end, KLa Systems, which specializes in custom-designed mixing and aeration technologies necessary for biological wastewater treatment, answers 10 important questions related to aeration equipment.