Brentwood Articles

  1. Top 10 Considerations For Designing And Installing Your Stormwater System
    5/15/2018

    Designing an underground stormwater storage system is a unique step in the overall construction process for each site. The size of the inlets and the conveyance pipes are determined by flow rate, elevation, and slope. This information is entered and calculated by stormwater management software to determine the drainage calculation. But many of the measures build upon one another or vary based on different criteria, so it can be a pretty complex process. That’s why we’re going to take a look at the top 10 factors that go into designing and installing one of these systems.

  2. Key Indicators Of Tube Settler Strength: Module Design And Construction
    12/19/2017

    There is a common misconception about tube settlers that thicker material, whether it’s thermoformed or extruded, yields a stronger, more structurally capable module. On the surface, this seems like a reasonable assumption. However, when we look at the details of module design and construction, we see that this is not always true.

  3. NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Certification vs. Compliance
    5/18/2017

    Brentwood is committed to delivering high-quality products and services to our customers and the water industry. For this reason, we have invested, and continue to invest, in ensuring our products are certified to the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for water treatment and distribution applications.

  4. The Evolution Of Collector Monitoring Systems
    3/2/2017

    The vast majority of chain and flight collectors in operation throughout the world do not have any form of monitoring system installed to protect against operational failure. Traditional safety devices consist of a shear pin sprocket device, with a limit switch, designed to protect the drive system if a load or torque exceeds the working load of the drive chain; in the event that this occurs, the shear pin will break, the limit switch will be activated, and the drive motor is shut down. This process will typically protect the drive chain and drive motor from failure. When the shear pin breaks, the clarifier is drained, the cause of the overload is established and corrected, a new shear pin is installed, and the collector is placed back in operation.

  5. Rectangular vs. Circular Clarifiers: Which Is Better?
    1/20/2017

    Both rectangular and circular configurations have been commonly used in clarifier basins. The relative merits of the two have been discussed at length for decades. Historically, the selection of rectangular versus circular clarifiers has been based on past experience and the preference of the design engineer or design company.

  6. A Small Town With Big Challenges
    11/14/2016

    Aqua America water treatment plant in Tiffin, Ohio, was built in the 1920s and is situated on the Sandusky River. The plant processes 3.4 million gallons per day and was facing challenges of producing high-quality drinking water. A full measure of seasonal variety, combined with the runoff from a thriving agricultural environment, caused the small-town water facility to constantly encounter adverse conditions. In an effort to remain compliant, Aqua America enhanced coagulation, but this increased sedimentation rates and exacerbated sludge blanket depths.

  7. Meeting Stringent Discharge Levels With AccuFAS
    11/14/2016

    When the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities in Coldwater, Michigan abruptly received new ammonia permit limits in August of 2007, they hired consultants to help guide them to the best solution for their new problem. With a full‐measure of influent waste variety consisting of residential, commercial, industrial and septage and a new seasonal permit limit of 2mg/L, Coldwater hoped for a budget friendly solution to consistently perform through peak flows and industrial shockloading.

  8. Take Charge Of Discharge With AccuFAS
    6/27/2016

    Changing environmental conditions and increased regulatory oversight have combined to make discharge one of the most pressing concerns for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) today. While many plants have found that they need to step up their treatment game to keep up, it can be a challenge to find improvements that are effective and efficient.

  9. Time-Tested Technology: 25 Years of Trickling Filter Media Success
    6/13/2016

    The Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest wastewater treatment facility in Missouri with an average flow rate of 123 MGD. In the mid-1980s, the facility expanded to provide secondary treatment. The goal of the upgrade was to select a reliable process that would achieve high-rate BOD removal.

  10. IFAS System Doubles Ammonia Removal Capacity
    10/2/2015

    In August of 2007, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued seasonal ammonia discharge limits for the Coldwater Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which included a daily maximum ammonia concentration of 2.0 mg/L between the months of May and November.