Wastewater Case Studies and Whitepapers

  1. Cooling Tower Blowdown Wastewater Treatment For Reuse

    Megalim Solar Power Ltd’s Power Station, located in Israel’s northern Negev desert, will be the first utility-scale solar thermal or concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in operation in Israel when completed. To minimize fresh water usage in the cooling cycle and boiler makeup of the power plant, Fluence designed and supplied a containerized system for treatment of cooling tower blowdown wastewater for reuse and the production of ultrapure water (UPW).

  2. Aerobic Granular Sludge System Reduces Energy Up To 50% When Compared To Conventional Activated Sludge Systems

    The AquaNereda® Aerobic Granular Sludge System (AGS) is an innovative biological wastewater treatment technology that provides advanced treatment using the unique features of aerobic granular biomass. This advanced nutrient removal process can reduce footprint up to 75% and energy up to 50% when compared to conventional activated sludge systems.

  3. Supplemental Aeration System Reduces High BOD Levels And Solves Odor Issues

    A leading fruit juice company had expanded over the past ten years and increased wastewater flow from 7,000 to 11,000 gallons per day (gpd), without upgrading its wastewater treatment plant. Read the full case study to learn how after a Mazzei AirJection system was installed, dissolved oxygen levels increased in the aeration basins, which immediately eliminated the odors.

  4. Case Study: New Option For Stormwater Treatment Maximizes Usable Land Area For Redevelopment
    In June 2002, First Independent Bank of Vancouver, Wash., began construction on its 15,000 square-foot First Investments Plaza office complex.
  5. Stormwater Treatment and Reuse - Toronto, Ontario (Case Study)

    Sherbourne Common is an innovative waterfront park that provides the public with green recreational space along Lake Ontario in a former industrial area. 

  6. How To Buy Right, Not Cheap When It Comes To Solids-Handling Pumps

    Companies using solids-handling pumps as part of their processes know that even though the pumps are typically moving trash and other waste products, the type of equipment used can be a huge business decision. Most applications warrant more attention than simply choosing the first pump that pops out of a catalogue. By The Gorman-Rupp Company

  7. AquaSBR® System Achieves 96% BOD Removal At Rutter's Dairy

    Rutter's Dairy, located in York, Pennsylvania is operated as a pretreatment system prior to discharge to the municipal sewers. Before the installation of an AquaSBR system, Rutter's Dairy was discharging its wastewater directly to the municipality. Like many other food processors throughout the United States, Rutter's Dairy was assessed high municipal surcharges when wastewater BOD5 and TSS exceeded 300 mg/l

  8. Improving Wastewater Treatment With Air Flow Instrumentation

    In wastewater treatment plants, a variety of processes are employed to eliminate organic pollutants from water to ensure its safety and release for future uses. One of the most common processes is the activated sludge method, which biologically treats the wastewater through the use of large aeration basins.

  9. 10K Muffin Monster Takes Over When Macerators Can’t Cut It

    The Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority (CCMA) provides regional wastewater services for the area northeast of San Antonio, Texas and serves the surrounding communities. After years of frustration in dealing with severe problems with plugging of the pump suction lines that led to frequent pump rebuilds, they turned to the 10K Muffin Monster. The 10K Muffin Monster now plays an integral role in this water reclamation plant’s system by grinding the primary sludge and debris that is pumped to the digesters.

  10. Precise Biogas Flow Measurement

    As oil prices remain high, we are in the midst of a nation-wide initiative to seek renewable sources of energy to increase energy efficiency and energy security. Renewable energy accounted for 13.2% of the domestically produced electricity in 2012. Among the sources of renewable energy is the production of biogas from landfill gas (LFG) or digester gas. By Scott Rouse, VP Product Management, Sierra Instruments