Nutrient Removal Case Studies and White Papers

  1. A Radical Solution: Lagoon Management Utilizing Natural Biological Processes
    10/24/2014

    The city of Davisboro is located in Washington County, Georgia. The 2012 census population was 1,793 at the 2013 census. The population includes Washington State Prison, approximately 1,500 prisoners.

  2. VLR® System For Biological Treatment Case Study
    10/8/2014

    Economic development has its price and sometimes calls for major upgrades to a community’s wastewater treatment facilities.

  3. New And Innovative Rare Earth Technology For Low-Level Phosphorus Removal
    9/18/2014

    With environmental regulations continuing to restrict the discharge of phosphorus from wastewater treatment facilities, traditional methods of phosphorus removal are proving inadequate.

  4. Wastewater Plant Taking Proactive Measures To Protect Natural Resources
    9/4/2014

    The Prince William County Service Authority carefully considers its impact to the environment when conducting wastewater treatment.

  5. Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    6/16/2014

    Howard County, Maryland, Bureau of Utilities recently completed the $92-million Addition No. 7 project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) to improve the quality of the plant’s effluent discharge and to reduce harmful nutrients reaching Chesapeake Bay. The project’s various increments took over five years to complete and incorporated innovative design solutions and state-of-the-art technologies for denitrification, aeration and disinfection. The project presents a model for Maryland’s 66 largest wastewater treatment plants and possibly procurement of municipal facilities elsewhere facing increasingly stringent regulatory changes.

  6. Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)
    5/22/2014

    The City of Alliance Ohio’s water system has experienced annual Taste and Odor (T&O) events since the mid 1950’s, when the first of two reservoirs, Deer Creek Reservoir, was placed into service. Nutrient contaminants, in particular phosphorous, in the watershed accumulate in the reservoirs causing algal blooms. By Terry Keep of TrojanUV, Said Abou Abdallah of Arcadis, and Dr. Dean Reynolds, Department of Water Treatment City of Alliance, Ohio

  7. How Can Seasonal Establishments Treat Their Wastewater Economically?
    2/20/2014

    Opened a few months per year, seasonal establishments typically experience important fluctuations in the number of visitors. Energy consumption and operating expenses must continually be analysed and optimized. The implementation of efficient energy management practices and the integration of innovative wastewater treatment solutions that can improve their cost-efficiency ratio have become major sources of savings for this whole industry.

  8. Meeting State Nutrient Regulations With SBRs
    1/15/2014

    After the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reclassified the effluent receiving stream in the city of Sullivan, officials learned that its wastewater treatment lagoon required a more advanced treatment process to comply. They selected a continuous-flow sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system that utilizes a modified activated sludge biological treatment. The new infrastructure has provided cost-saving results for the ongoing removal of nitrogen and phosphorous.

  9. Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Increasing Capacity And Performance
    1/15/2014

    To comply with new EPA rules and handle additional flow, the City of St. Charles Missouri WWTP required a capacity increase, and the landlocked plant needed a solution that would fit within its existing footprint. Brush aerators and boat clarifiers were replaced with 12 VLR-mounted disc aerators to fulfill the oxygen requirement while allowing for the treatment of higher organic loading. The solution provided increased nutrient-removal capacity and improved efficiency without increasing tank volume.

  10. Top-Entry Agitators Keep Costs Low, Combat Pollution
    1/9/2014

    As the drainage basin to 85 million people, the Baltic Sea has faced considerable environmental strain for many years. Updated regulations to reduce levels of phosphorous and nitrogen prompted the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to install new top-entry agitators in its aeration basins. By optimizing thrust and bulk flow, the updated plant now combats pollution by treating 400 MGD of wastewater while keeping energy costs to a minimum.