COLLECTION SYSTEMS RESOURCES

  • Pablo Garcia, Global Business Development Manager at Sulzer, looks at how tunneling operations can be affected by the choice of pumping equipment used for dewatering.

  • An aging wastewater treatment plant had the potential to impact the water quality of a 6,700 acre man-made fishing lake near Conway, Arkansas. The city needed a new treatment facility that was consistent with pending permit limits.  Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Each year the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) selects the best large-scale Design-Build projects in the United States in a wide variety of infrastructure categories. Atlanta, Georgia’s R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) headworks upgrade project featuring HeadCell® grit separation won the coveted 2018 DBIA National Excellence Award in the Water and Wastewater category. Read the full case story to learn more.

  • The existing aerated grit basin (AGB) grit removal system at Fox Lake, IL, was at the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced. There were two requirements for the replacement: they wanted to retrofit the new equipment in the existing area and to eliminate grit deposition in the grit basin which was very difficult to remove. Steve Vella, Fox Lake’s plant Supervisor, saw the HeadCell® at WEFTEC in Chicago. He liked the stacked tray concept, and thought it would be the ideal solution to their plant’s grit problem. He had seen similar operational principles in lamella systems. The stacked tray design would allow them to increase their surface area which would increase their grit system performance, while staying within the existing area used by the AGB.

  • Rapid population growth created the need for a plant initially designed for 5 MGD to expand four times over two decades to treat 27 MGD today. With no grit removal the plant struggled with grit since start-up, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on contractors to remove accumulated grit every 2-3 years. The plant wanted to eliminate their grit problems once and for all. Tired of wasting money, time, and effort on this futile but necessary task, the plant hired Wilson Engineers to evaluate various grit removal technologies to determine which type of system would be capable of eliminating their grit problem.

  • The wastewater facility servicing the Company's Millsboro processing plant uses a continuous process reactor and discharges to 900 acres of Company-owned cropland using spray irrigation. Read the full case study to learn how the facility replaced mechanical surface aerators with SDOX® technology to fulfill the oxygen needs of the various biological treatment processes without interrupting operations.

  • The Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility was built in 1988 and serves a total population of over 550,000 in Salt Lake County. Central Valley’s entire property covers 168 acres (0.7 km) with the treatment facility using 85 acres. The facility has over 80 dedicated employees and treats a peak daily flow of 85 Mgal/d (3724 L/s). In 2009, one of the two existing sludge screens was replaced with the Hydro-Sludge® Screen manufactured by Hydro International. The replacement unit was installed with little modification to the existing piping and support structure. The unit has been in operation with exceptional results. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Toilet paper. The most essential product necessary to life besides food and water. Also cited as the first item to run out at supermarkets during an emergency. For those who live in disaster-prone areas, keeping a stockpile is normal. But for everyone else, a few extra rolls of toilet paper is just a routine part of a grocery trip. So what happened when families everywhere panic bought toilet paper to get through an extended lockdown?

  • The water treatment needs of both Ukiah Valley and Lake County are served by the Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant. Nestled between Highway 101 on the west and the Russian River to the east, the facility features a scenic view of surrounding valleys of vineyards seemingly out of a Steinbeck novel. Construction of the facility was completed in 1958 back when the city had a population of around 9,000. Since then, the population has grown by about 78% to a total of 16,000 residents. The plant’s five pumps are equipped to handle 2.8 MGD (million gallons per day) of dry weather flow, and 20 MGD of wet weather flow. Even though the plant is equipped to remove some floating material, they were having issues with an overflow of unwanted debris.

  • At CRBM Marine Biology Research Center in Quebec, Canada, researchers were in search of a grinder for a project involving marine biomass. A big part of this research project was focused on finding and extracting marine molecules that could fight against major diseases such as cancer (breast, lung, prostatic and intestinal). For the research, marine materials such as hard shells, lobster pieces, stretchable fish skin and even large and resistant seaweed needed to be ground to a homogeneous size so the research elements could be effectively extracted from the material. Getting the output size right was imperative to having a workable material for the very delicate extractions and research.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

  • SCREENMASTER® RT - Internally Fed, Fine Drum Screen System

    The SCREENMASTER® RT internally fed rotary drum screen employs a rotating drum and rugged construction to provide effective fine screening. This unit is employed in a wide variety of applications including wastewater, pulp and paper processing, tanning and slaughterhouse waste, produce washing, food processing and more. It is also used in the separation of debris from any variety of plant and equipment cleaning processes.

  • Wellpoint Pump, 6", Piston, Diesel

    BBA 6" Wellpoint Pump for Construction and Groundwater Management Applications

  • Odor Control

    Combat odor and corrosion problems in your collection system with BlueInGreen technology. Designed to eliminate sulfide production by promoting an aerobic environment, our odor control solutions offer an effective alternative to chemical treatment in force main and gravity sewers. 

  • Super Shredder® SS2400

    The SUPER SHREDDER® in-line disintegrator reduces a variety of liquid borne solids with a unique, low headloss design.

  • Hydro-Brake Drop

    Safely convey water or sewage while protecting infrastructure from damage, vibration, odor and noise.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS VIDEOS

Franklin Miller SPIRALIFT SR Septage Receiving System not only helps plant processes run smoothly, but can also greatly improve septage receiving operations. See how the SPIRALIFT SR helped the city of Willits, California.