Nature’s technologies, engineered for life: WEDECO has been firmly established for over 30 years in the world of environmentally friendly treatment of drinking water and waste water with ultraviolet light and ozone. WEDECO stands for economical and forward-looking technology, combined with first-class service and engineer services “made by Xylem”. Over 250,000 installed WEDECO systems for UV disinfection and ozone oxidation ensure a healthy and sustainable water quality in numerous private, municipal and industrial areas of application worldwide.
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WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand
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Groundwater in Southeastern coastal Virginia is depleting due to over-drafting without intentional replenishment. This phenomenon makes the Potomac aquifer susceptible to saltwater intrusion as well as land subsidence, or the gradual settling or sudden sinking of the earth’s surface. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District responded to these issues by using groundwater augmentation as a way to recharge the aquifer, prevent saltwater intrusion, and potentially increase ground elevation.
It’s the call no water treatment plant superintendent wants to receive, especially not while on vacation. Andy McClure, Superintendent of Toledo, Ohio’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, answered his phone to hear his head of operations report that the level of microcystin in the finished water was high, caused by a large harmful algal bloom (HAB) that was impacting the plant’s Lake Erie intake.
After a 17-year run, a plant’s UV disinfection system was limping toward the finish line. The city needed to identify a replacement UV system that fit into the same channel, offered lower power consumption, and contained a practical ease of maintenance to reduce the amount of labor consumed on the equipment. The new system requires dramatically less power to run while simultaneously streamlining upkeep.
When a piece of process equipment needs to be replaced, it is tempting to go with a straight replacement in kind – same manufacturer, same model, just the latest version of “the same”. But often, full consideration of other options opens new possibilities for your treatment plant. That was certainly the case for Plainfield, Indiana.
When Plainfield, IN, needed to double their permitted capacity from 2 MGD to 4 MGD at their South wastewater treatment plant, they faced a dilemma. Like most treatment plants, space is at a premium, and compact design was needed not only for the current expansion, including the addition of a post aeration structure, but to preserve as much room as possible for projected future expansions.
In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. The pilot project validated direct potable reuse, which is now a key initiative for many central Florida utilities due to the implementation of the Central Florida Water Initiative requiring the additional utilization of reuse water resources.
Hollywood, Florida’s 55.5 MGD Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWWTP) treats wastewater from Hollywood and six neighboring municipalities in the southern region of Broward County. Florida’s outfall rule requires the city to begin a process to largely eliminate the use of its ocean outfall and implement 20.4 MGD of additional reuse on an annual basis.
In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. Read the full case study to learn more.
Using processes that are both future-oriented and ecologically friendly, the products from WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand are committed to improving the foundations on which we live, on a global scale. The broad outline of our business is to realize the best possible solution for mankind and the environment, and the most economic solution for our clients.
Ecological policies and economic success
Life cannot be sustained without water. Water is our most valuable resource. Mankind needs increasing amounts of clean and healthy water worldwide.
180 billion US$ are needed to give all the people of the world access to clean and healthy water by 2025. WEDECO products are meeting the challenge of the 21st century. With UV disinfection and Ozone oxidation, we have the advanced technologies for chemical-free and environmentally friendly treatment of drinking water, wastewater and process water.
Our high-tech water treatment systems ensure that:
High Tech for healthy water and a better environment
WEDECO products have been installed in over 250,000 systems worldwide and have over 30 years of experience in technical expertise in the field of ultraviolet and ozone technology. Committed, highly qualified experts in the research & development, production, sales, commercial and technical operations and customer service departments all contribute to the company's success.
Interdisciplinary research groups made up of electrical engineers, process engineers, microbiologists, doctors and physicists, both internal and external, work to continuously develop and optimize WEDECO UV and Ozone systems.
Apart from our work within the company, we also team up with international institutes to work on current research projects. We concentrate on sewage recycling, focusing especially on eliminating pathogens such as cryptosporidium and amoeba. In the USA, we are working on a project that involves introducing purified and sterilized sewage directly into the ground water and in so doing, we aim to raise the ground water from its current low level.