Traditional municipal wastewater treatment plants typically rely on conventional tests such as Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and possibly Volatile Suspended Solids (VSS) to attempt to quantify biomass.
Built in the 1980s, Little Blue Valley Sewer District operates Atherton, which was designed to reduce the primary process chain to preliminary bar screening and aerated grit removal, while relying solely on secondary treatment performed in four, standalone 42-ft by 400-ft aeration/clarification basins. Read the full case study to learn how upgrading the activated sludge process with a combination of Xylem’s Flygt pumps and mixers created a solution for the city’s sewer district.
For years, the wastewater treatment plant in Villa Mercedes, David City, Panama emitted harsh odors and created a rampant mosquito population, a situation the neighboring residents found impossible to deal with. Treatment at the plant needed improvement to successfully treat up to 4.6 million gallons of wastewater per day, eliminate harsh odors and reduce the mosquito population.
A WWTP chooses a new screw press that takes up less than half the space that the old belt press had occupied. This was striking for the operations team but not as striking as the fraction of time they needed to spend managing the screw press.
As interest in biogas grows, more attention is being paid to measuring biogas flow, which has long been a problem area in process measuring technology.
Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) has been providing water, wastewater and electric services to the City since 1914 with natural gas service added in 1957.
The City of Dixon, Illinois, located 100 miles west of Chicago, went on-line with an upgraded 4.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant in February 2002.
Located between San Francisco and Sacramento in Solano County, California, the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) services more than 135,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers over 41 square miles.
The 1.5 MGD West Carrollton Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Carrollton, OH came on-line in 1989 and today serves 12,000 area residents. The activated sludge facility produces an average of 200 wet tons/month of sludge that, following belt filter press dewatering, is spread on area farmland by a biosolids management company.
Serving over 200,000 ratepayers, the City of Tacoma operates two award-winning wastewater treatment plants.
The City of Dartmouth, MA, Water Pollution Control Division is responsible for operating the town’s 3 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, a testing laboratory, a composting site, a sludge.
City of Tooele needed to reduce sludge volume that would produce reusable material, be simple to maintain, and provide cost effective operation. The Huber Technology SRT Solar Dryer was determined to be a technology fit to achieve Tooele’s goals. The linear feed design of the SRT Solar Dryer provided the ability to feed dewatered sludge to the dryer as it was produced. Read the full case study to learn more about their installation.