Wastewater Case Studies and Whitepapers

  1. Headworks International Takes Valatie, New York, From “Rags To Riches!”

    The first Santa Claus Club in the United States was formed in 1946 by World War II veterans to provide gifts for critically ill children in the village of Valatie, New York.  It has since grown to the point that on Christmas Eve, a Santa visits every child in the village below the age of 10 and gives him a gift.  

  2. Foods - Biochemical Oxygen Demand And Chemical Oxygen Demand

    A food manufacturer in Washington state had a source of well water contaminated with vegetable and fish oils. A five gallon sample was was sent to Kaselco for testing via our electrocoagulation process.

  3. Historic Town Remedies FOG Problem

    Among the pump stations managed by Branford, CT, is a long-term problematic station located at Burban Street. There were two primary problems at this station: 1) clogging from modern day trash and raggy, stringy materials, and 2) fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from a nearby nursing home and restaurants, which accumulate and float on the water surface, resulting in a horrendous mess.

  4. Headworks Bio Brings IFAS Upgrade To Port Klang WWTP In Malaysia

    Oleon NV is one of the leading producers of oleochemicals since the 1950s and specializes in converting natural fats and oils into a wide range of oleochemical products, such as fatty acids, glycerine, esters, dimers, technical oils, specialty oleochemicals and biodiesel. All the products, made from renewable raw materials, combine high performance with ready biodegradability

  5. 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.

  6. Upgrade To Diffused Aeration Results In Significant Energy Savings

    After 35 years of use,  the fiberglass jet aeration manifolds in the Western Regional Water Reclamation Plant (Dayton, Ohio) had deteriorated, rendering four of eight wastewater aeration tanks inoperable. Managers recognized an opportunity to utilize a fine bubble diffused aeration system that eliminated the need for the pumps. The result: higher oxygen-transfer efficiency and reduced power costs to operate the system.

  7. Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    This is the second in a series of three white papers describing the design and performance of the NeoTech Aqua ReFlex™ treatment chamber. The first describes in detail the theoretical basis for the very high efficiency demonstrated by the chamber. The third paper describes how this chamber design leads to some highly desirable operational advantages beyond just energy ad cost reduction. By J. R. Cooper, Ph. D. and Gwynne Cavender, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  8. Technical White Paper: Energy Efficiency Of Twin Screw Blowers Compared To Rotary Lobe Blowers
    In order to achieve a significant improvement in energy efficiency in the technology of air blowers for small volume flows, a technology step is needed. The step to achieve significant progress in energy efficiency in the low-pressure market is taken by introducing blowers using internal compression instead of external compression. By Atlas Copco Compressors
  9. Sensor Technology For Control Of Activated Sludge Aeration

    Design routines and operation strategies for activated sludge aeration systems have traditionally been based on manual control. By Robert Smith, P.E., BCEE, Ph.D., YSI

  10. 8 Years Of Tranquility At Water Reclamation Plant And Japanese Garden, Courtesy Of Headworks Bar Screens

    Visitors to the Japanese Gardens above the City of Los Angeles’ Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (DCT Water Reclamation Plant) become more tranquil as they stroll along the walkways.