WASTEWATER FEATURES, INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS

  1. Why We Should Use Naturally Occurring Microbes To Save Our Waterways
    2/14/2018

    The most common technologies utilized in the treatment of natural bodies of water that become polluted, or begin to undergo eutrophication, involve primarily some form of physical or chemical treatment such as chemical oxidizers, flocculants, activated carbon and zeolites, and/or mechanical treatments such as dredging. The primary drawback to chemical treatments is that the treatments are based on stoichiometry or molecule to molecule interactions. As a result, they get very expensive when treating large volumes of water.

  2. CAGI Data Sheets: Blower Performance Comparison Technical White Paper
    2/13/2018

    Comparing blower performances across different manufacturers and technologies has long been a difficult task. For many years, it was all too easy to present data that, although accurate, was potentially misleading. Manufacturers were selective about what information they published as well as what conditions they chose to specify performance. The result was a numbers game the buyer frequently lost. Fortunately, the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI), in cooperation with its members, has developed a tool for a fair comparison between blowers.

  3. Energy-Efficient System Design For Wastewater Treatment Plants
    2/13/2018

    Energy is the single highest operating cost in a wastewater treatment plant. More specifically, the energy to operate blowers for aeration is the single highest energy consumer. 

  4. Energy Savings In Water And Wastewater Systems
    2/13/2018

    This white paper addresses how hydraulic models can be used to instantiate energy savings by reducing energy waste, promote better efficiencies in operating a pumping system, and exploit flexible energy tariffs available in the market place.

  5. The Cost Of High Solids In Your Wastewater Treatment Plant
    2/12/2018

    Conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) operate with solids (mixed liquor suspended solids ­– MLSS) concentrations ranging from approximately 1500 to 5000 mg/L. In membrane bioreactors (MBRs), typical MLSS concentrations are even higher (10,000 to 12,000 mg/L). 

  6. Potable Water Fuzzy Filter Improves Plant’s Overall Efficiency
    2/7/2018

    Municipal Potable Water applications for the Fuzzy Filter have grown the past few years thanks to a strong relationship established with a consulting engineering firm active in the industry. Read the full article to learn more about current installations of the fuzzy filter and how it can improve a plant’s overall efficiency.

  7. Higher Flux Rate Operation With The Fuzzy Filter
    2/7/2018

    As greater restrictions and increased capacities are being placed on industrial & municipal plants, filtration systems are being pushed to greater operating levels. The Fuzzy Filter has enjoyed a distinct advantage over conventional media and disc type filters by virtue of its ability to operate at over 5 times conventional flux rates while maintaining effluent quality better than these technologies.

  8. The Often Overlooked Benefits And Versatility Of GRO And GR Systems For Existing Plants
    2/7/2018

    Schreiber has designed and installed several dual GR plants in which one unit serves as the aeration/clarification unit and other unit serves as the digester/thickener/clarification unit. At the Mirasol, MO plant, the GR digester was sized to allow digestion/clarification in the initial phase, thus satisfying the clarifier duality required in many states, and will be converted to a digester/thickener in a future plant expansion.

  9. The Importance Of Accurate Metering In Irrigation
    2/7/2018

    In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.

  10. How To Save Energy And Produce Top-Quality Effluent With MABR Technology
    2/7/2018

    Wastewater professionals are always under pressure to save costs while improving treatment. So, new technology that helps to accomplish these goals is always welcome. Wastewater equipment and treatment methodologies are becoming more effective and efficient, providing valuable solutions for utilities and industries.