SEPARATION & CLARIFICATION RESOURCES

  • Achieving Water Authority Compliance With Automated Wastewater Treatment

    Automated wastewater treatment systems help manufacturers remain in compliance with EPA and local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor, and disposal.

  • Common-Sense Perspectives On Waste Treatment — With A 'Western' Flair

    I have been in the waste treatment business for some years now, and I am continually surprised with what I see promulgated by the people that do this every day and should know better. Out West (Texas, actually), we see life as a more or less continual struggle with all kinds of adversaries. Collectively we call them varmints, and they are ever present as we go about our daily duties. There is much to be learned from folklore in establishing a common-sense perspective, and the convergence of Texan culture and waste treatment technology (and even water treatment) are cases in point.

  • 4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Food And Beverage Wastewater Treatment

    With a global population of over seven billion people, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of companies in the world that produce the food and beverages that are needed to meet this global demand. These companies require massive amounts of water to produce their products, and those products result in equal amounts of wastewater. It’s simple enough to just discharge the wastewater into a nearby stream or surface water source and be finished with it. However, with constantly changing environmental regulations and pressure to be more environmentally conscious, food and beverage companies face increasing requirements of beverage and food wastewater treatment.

  • Combining Biosolids Waste Streams? Not So Fast…

    The idea of combining two systems into one sounds like a common-sense solution to simplifying operations.  Wastewater treatment plant operators have been experimenting with this concept by combining waste activated sludge with primary and septage waste streams with the goal of lowering system complexity.  The reality of these efforts is proving, in many cases, to be problematic.

  • Sludge Thickeners: The Good, The Bad, And The Smelly

    Management of wastewater sludge is a core responsibility of treatment plant operators. With this responsibility comes common challenges that must be overcome.  These include controlling odors so as to have a minimal impact on the surrounding community and minimizing hauling costs for its disposal.  Getting a handle on both of these responsibilities and more can be much easier with the proper sludge-thickening equipment.

  • Sludge Sampling For Polymer Selection — Critical For Project Success

    Polymers — the chemicals used in wastewater to thicken sludges and facilitate the removal of water — are critical to the operational efficiency of sludge-thickening equipment. Unfortunately, it’s common practice at treatment facilities to order and install equipment before even considering what the ideal polymer might be for the sludge produced at the specific plant. This flawed process is time consuming, disruptive to plant operations, and can become very costly.

  • How To Boost Wastewater Treatment Capacity Within An Existing Footprint

    Municipalities can find themselves in a real bind when wastewater treatment operations are strained by population growth. That’s because facilities are either landlocked and can’t expand at their current location, or the prospect of building an addition isn’t in the budget. When the bottleneck is at the digesters — the tanks where microorganisms break down waste — there are some common-sense strategies treatment plants can employ to address those growing pains.

  • FlexRake Bar Screens At 24+ Sites Around Houston Were Unaffected By Hurricane Harvey

    Despite the destruction of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, Duperon® wastewater screening systems in the cities of Cuero and Refugio, Texas – approximately 150 miles southwest of Houston – were virtually unaffected by the storm. Duperon’s FlexRake® bar screens, installed at both locations as well as dozens of other sites in and around Houston, remove objects like rags, paper, plastics, and metals to prevent damage and clogging of downstream treatment equipment. Both communities found essentially no damage to their wastewater screening equipment.

  • STRAINPRESS® Helps Fort Worth Turn A Liability Into An Asset

    Scum is not a substance that anyone in a wastewater treatment plants wants to deal with. Scum, the greasy substance that floats to the surface of clarifiers, gets nastier as it accumulates. Some smaller wastewater treatment plants mix their scum back into other processing streams while other larger plants treat their scum separately. The City of Fort Worth takes a unique approach in managing its scum and now turns what was once a liability into an asset.

  • Solving The Headworks Screening Challenge Of Fitting In Tight Spaces

    Oostburg’s Black River Falls facility is a lean operation with limitations in space for screening technology and in the staff resources available to manage, maintain and report on the Village’s processes. Even though space was limited, Oostburg knew that putting a headworks screening solution in place would improve their operational efficiency. Oostburg found the perfect solution using the Huber Technology RoK4 confined space vertical screen.

SEPARATION & CLARIFICATION SOLUTIONS

  • Channel Monster Flex

    The patent pending Channel Monster FLEX consists of a FLEX Grinder and a Solids Diverter with perforated screen connected by a FLEX Frame. The Channel Monster FLEX continues the Channel Monster legacy of high flow capacity while capturing and shredding rags, rocks, wood, and other solids into small pieces to pass harmlessly through pumps, pipes, and process equipment.

  • MRI Water Treatment Package Systems

    Backed by more than 35 years of design and manufacturing experience, MRI’s Packaged Water Treatment Systems combine into a single tank the reliable, all-stainless steel, space-saving components proven through years of use in large municipal treatment systems.

  • MRI Flocculation Systems™

    With increasingly stringent regulations and adoption of membrane filtration, the pressure is on for all stages of pretreatment — chemical feed, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration — to act in concert. In response, Meurer Research, Inc. has developed MRI Flocculation Systems™ — integrating turbine, horizontal, and hydraulic flocculators into multi-stage systems with a self-cleaning hydraulic final stage, maximizing versatility and performance.

  • MRI Hoseless Cable-Vac™ Sludge Collector

    Developed in 2002, the MRI Hoseless Cable-Vac Sludge Collector removes settled solids throughout the basin, even from the final 2′ at the end wall typically left un-collected by other sludge collectors.

  • Lime Slaker Systems

    The IMS Lime Slaker Systems provide continuous high volume lime slurries (up to 8,000 lbs/hour) for industrial and municipal process pH adjustment, flocculation, and chemical reaction. The superior paste-type slaking technology consistently produces a higher strength and more reactive lime slurry resulting in more efficient and more economical use of the quicklime. Systems are factory assembled and tested for quick and easy installation, and include options for lime feed and grit removal.

SEPARATION & CLARIFICATION VIDEOS

If you're seeking innovation, take a few moments to hear Daniel Dair, VP of Innovation at World Water Works, describe the inDENSE process. The result of a research project first launched five years ago, the process increases clarifier settleability at conventional activated sludge treatment plants, with configurations that can also address biological phosphorus removal. Dair reports sludge volume index (SVI) improvements of almost 50 percent at some facilities, as well as increased clarifier loading rates and better management of solids retention time (SRT) and mixed liquor concentrations. Learn more in this video overview.