Blowers are commonly utilized in a variety of roles in the wastewater treatment process, such as grit removal, biological reactors, membranes (in the case of MBR), and sludge storage tanks. There are advantages and drawbacks depending on the kind of blower, and the blower selection process must include a careful examination of these elements. The kind of blower influences power consumption, maintenance calculation, investment, and replacement cost.

Blowers consume around 60% of the total energy utilized in wastewater treatment facilities; therefore, they have a substantial influence on operational costs. Even at the early design stage, optimal blower size is critical. However, power usage is only one aspect of the examination. Depending on the application, outlet air temperature, noise, footprint, or
weight may also be significant. For that reason, we’ve developed a free tool for wastewater engineers to be able to do quick calculations on the blower sizing that best suits your facility’s needs!