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Location, Location — The Key To Aeration
Location, Location — The Key To Aeration

As with any industrial process, the right tool for the job depends on the nature of the task at hand. In aerobic wastewater treatment, that optimal choice often comes down to a balance between the biological and financial demands of the application. Either way, here are several performance comparisons of how multiple aeration methods and locations stack up in industrial wastewater treatment applications.

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    The client was in need of both a raw water and wastewater treatment system for its new 1,100-megawatt (MW) natural gasfired combined cycle power station that was being built to replace an existing 400-MW coal-fired plant that had been decommissioned previously. Veolia Water Technologies was contacted to engineer, procure and supply a 6,000 gallons per minute (GPM) raw water treatment system and a 1,200-GPM wastewater treatment system.

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    Eaton is bringing a unique presentation of electrical ingenuity directly to its customers throughout the U.S. with its mobile “Industrial Controls in Motion” exhibit. In a 40-foot trailer that is currently traveling the country, the company is offering the public a hands-on, experiential learning on-the-go experience and providing access to a complete world of industrial control products and other advanced energy efficiency devices.

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    A wide range of industrial operations rely on cooling systems to function. And, in turn, these systems require cooling water to function. So, it stands to reason that a wide range of water treatment issues need to be considered and addressed so that cooling water system upsets are avoided and everything continues to run as it should. Oftentimes, an efficient industrial operation depends on efficient monitoring and treatment of cooling water.

  • Pulp And Paper Manufacturer Significantly Increases Production While Complying With Discharge Limitations
    Pulp And Paper Manufacturer Significantly Increases Production While Complying With Discharge Limitations

    A U.S.-based pulp and paper manufacturer required high purity process and boiler feed water. It was using water from a local well and treating it with a 150 gpm conventional RO system operating at 75% recovery, but this was creating 50 gpm of wastewater – over 26 million gallons per year.

  • FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation
    FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation

    Stricter environmental policies and regulations worldwide are changing how industry approaches all aspects of business. Likewise, EU (European Union) environmental policies governing air, soil, and water quality have become progressively stringent.

    These policy changes affect the power industry’s balance of meeting growing European energy demands with compliance to environmental standards. In order to conform with EU standards specific for flue gas, a coalfired generation plant (at the time owned by Endesa, Italia, S.p.A.) in Monfalcone, Italy, undertook the measure of installing a state-of-the-art FGD (flue gas desulfurization) system at their facility. This system would remove SO2 (sulfur dioxide) from the emissions for the 336 MW coal-fired power station.

  • Improved Silo Contents Management Using 3D Solids Scanners
    Improved Silo Contents Management Using 3D Solids Scanners

    Measurement of solids is a challenge for a number of reasons. The solids surface is uneven and shifts as the silo is filled or emptied.

  • Dairy Processing Plant Maximizes Performance With New Scaling-Resistant Solution
    Dairy Processing Plant Maximizes Performance With New Scaling-Resistant Solution

    Wastewater from dairy applications has high amounts of calcium and phosphorus. This characteristic may cause scaling on the media of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor and may cause poor COD removal. Veolia was able to retrofit the client’s existing MBBR with the newly designed Z-MBBR media by AnoxKaldnes, which improved the operation of the entire wastewater system.

  • Harmonic Mitigation Techniques — Optimize Equipment Performance And Lower Costs, Water And Wastewater Industry
    Harmonic Mitigation Techniques — Optimize Equipment Performance And Lower Costs, Water And Wastewater Industry

    Eaton’s unique mobile “Industrial Controls in Motion” exhibit is currently traveling the country in a 40-foot trailer. The company is offering the public a hands-on, experiential learning on-the-go experience and providing access to a complete world of industrial control products and other advanced energy efficiency devices in more than 20 cities across the country this year.

  • Fluence Aerators Improve Lagoon Aeration at Recycled Paper Plant
    Fluence Aerators Improve Lagoon Aeration at Recycled Paper Plant

    Pronal, a recycled paper plant, produces craft paper. The plant produces an average flow of 14,000 m3/day (3.7 MGD) of wastewater with high contents of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS).

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

PROflex™ Reverse Osmosis Systems PROflex™ Reverse Osmosis Systems

SUEZ has delivered over 1000 PRO Series Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems since its launch over a decade ago. The PRO has always been known as a rugged, industrial RO, capable of delivering consistent product water over years of operation. The PROflex line originated in feedback from our many customers on how to make the PRO even better.

aquasource™ Z-XS: Ultrafiltration Membrane Systems aquasource™ Z-XS: Ultrafiltration Membrane Systems

aquasource Z-XS is a highly compact ultrafiltration unit able to adapt to your raw water source with its comprehensive yet easy-to-use automation. Featuring up to 4 membrane modules ZW700B, the aquasource Z-XS is a packaged unit that can produce up to 350 m3/day of clarified and sanitized water from surface, ground, city- or seawater.

Pista® Sand Removal Chamber Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

After pioneering the first flat-floor forced vortex grit chamber, S&L continues to lead the industry in advanced hydraulic grit removal research and development by emphasizing a combination of CFD analysis and field testing. The state-of-the-art PISTA® brand is the most-specified in North America.

Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation

De Nora offers reliable, robust and proven ozone solutions to ensure peace of mind, backed by extensive global experience.

Aquafine OptiVenn Aquafine OptiVenn

The OptiVenn Series is a family of robust and flexible UV Systems with advanced technology designed to meet the stringent requirements of Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Microelectronics and other Industrial Markets.

The treatment chamber is constructed of 316L SS with two finish options. The control panel is constructed of 304 SS and is equipped with a Universal Controller which provides control, monitoring and operational information in a single convenient location.

The treatment chamber and control  panel are extremely compact, yet offer flexibility of installation to accommodate  into different skid designs or as a standalone UV System.

PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller

Shelter space and the overall initial investment in analytical equipment can be expensive. The PGC5000 oven with an integrated controller offers a low initial investment solution by integrating the single board computer (SBC) directly into the PGC5000B or PGC5000C gas chromatograph ovens.

INDUSTRIAL VIDEOS

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    Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Waste-To-Energy
    Waste-To-Energy

    At Fluence, we have more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of waste-to-energy plants for a wide range of industrial and municipal clients. Our proprietary anaerobic treatment technologies process wastewater and sludge to produce biogas, which can be used to produce electricity and thermal energy, or which can be purified to produce biomethane for injection into the grid.

  • L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video
    L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video

    L'eau Claire upflow filters offer an alternative to conventional water clarifiers for removing suspended solids and colloidal material such as silica. Despite the influent loading, this cost-effective filtration process removes 98% of particulates ≥2 microns without the use of clarifiers, flocculation, sedimentation, dry chemical addition or mixers. Watch the video to see how it works.

  • Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station
    Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station

    A hospital had been pumping their wastewater with a submersible pump for years. But after seeing the benefits of the S&L Above Grade Wet Well Mounted Pump Station, they quickly saw the benefits - easier and safer maintenance, higher efficiency, long pump life, and more. Hear from the operator himself to learn why the hospital now prefers S&L's EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station.

  • Aquafine OptiVenn Series - Industrial Ultraviolet (UV) Water Treatment (Video)
    Aquafine OptiVenn Series - Industrial Ultraviolet (UV) Water Treatment (Video)

    This video gives an introduction and overview of the unique features and benefits of the new Aquafine OptiVenn UV Disinfection system.

  • ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video
    ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video

    In this new era of digitalization, close collaboration between partners is vital to reap the full benefits that big data and analytics offer. The approach that enables digital collaboration is ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations - a remote operations and maintenance model that helps power generation companies harness the potential of digitalization.

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