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Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City
Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City

As a bulk emergency chlorine vapor scrubber system approached the end of its anticipated 20-year useful life, the city engaged Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS) inspected the equipment and proposed a system refurbishment plan that would ensure proper system performance and safe storage of the 30,000 gallons of corrosive caustic soda contained within it.

WASTEWATER CASE STUDIES AND WHITEPAPERS

  • Disc Thickener Technology Becomes Essential Key Component In Process
    Disc Thickener Technology Becomes Essential Key Component In Process

    BCR Environmental utilizes the Huber Technology S-Disc thickener in their sludge neutralization process. Because the system is both simple and reliable they chose to standardize on the S-Disc. The design of the technology enables the operators easy access to monitor their process. Read how BCR is putting the S-Disc to work.

  • Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. By Jim Delee, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Exceeding Phosphorus Limits Required For Environmental Wastewater Reuse
    Exceeding Phosphorus Limits Required For Environmental Wastewater Reuse

    In 2002, Georgia’s City of Flowery Branch faced strict new requirements about discharging water back into nearby Lake Lanier, a community drinking water source, compelling the city to find an alternative wastewater system. After a thorough evaluation of various wastewater treatment solutions, Pall Corporation’s Aria FLEX membrane system was selected due to its critical ability to meet the phosphorus limits.

  • Headworks® Steps Up To The Challenge Of Cavernous Screening
    Headworks® Steps Up To The Challenge Of Cavernous Screening

    The City of Greater Sudbury is located 390 kilometers (242 miles) north of Toronto and is the seventh largest municipality (by area) in Canada.

  • Case Study: Warm Springs Replaces RBC System With True Batch AquaSBR® Technology To Meet Effluent Requirements In Limited land Space Warm Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was incorporated in 1950 and utilized a RBC system with secondary clarification and chlorine disinfection to meet BOD and TSS treatment objectives
  • Local Support Saves Time And Money
    Local Support Saves Time And Money

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  • Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant Improves The Performance Of Water Treatment System
    Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant Improves The Performance Of Water Treatment System

    A natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility located in Idaho contacted QUA to find a solution to improve the performance of a water treatment system used to recycle the plant’s cooling tower blow down water.

  • New And Innovative Rare Earth Technology For Low-Level Phosphorus Removal
    New And Innovative Rare Earth Technology For Low-Level Phosphorus Removal

    With environmental regulations continuing to restrict the discharge of phosphorus from wastewater treatment facilities, traditional methods of phosphorus removal are proving inadequate.

  • Wood-Fired Biomass Power Generation Facility Uses <br>Q-SEP® UF Membranes For Pretreatment
    Wood-Fired Biomass Power Generation Facility Uses
    Q-SEP® UF Membranes For Pretreatment

    The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center is a nominal 100 MW wood-fired biomass power generation facility located in Gainesville, FL. The plant provides about 30% of Gainesville Regional Utilities’ power, reducing the area’s dependence on energy from fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. The client contacted QUA to install their Q-SEP® UF membranes as pretreatment for the plant’s water treatment system.

  • Groundwater Replenishment System - Orange County, California (Case Study)
    Groundwater Replenishment System - Orange County, California (Case Study)

    The full-scale advanced treatment system takes filtered secondary effluent from the neighboring OCSD treatment plant and converts it to water that exceeds all drinking water quality standards. The 70 million gallon per day (MGD) system consists of microfiltration (MF), reverse osmosis (RO), and the TrojanUVPhox™ UV-oxidation/disinfection system.

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WASTEWATER APPLICATION NOTES

  • Pipe Repair On A Budget
    Pipe Repair On A Budget

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.

  • Precise Control Of Dissolved O2 And N2 In Semiconductor Applications Using 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors
    Precise Control Of Dissolved O2 And N2 In Semiconductor Applications Using 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors

    Semiconductor manufacturers increasingly want precise control of O2 and N2 concentrations in ultrapure water. Specifically, the polishing loop of a semiconductor plant needs to control dissolved O2 to low levels of 1 ppb or 5 ppb while simultaneously controlling the dissolved N2 between 8–12 ppm.

  • Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings
    Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings

    Hot Clean-In-Place (CIP) sanitization is commonly used to combat microbial growth in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Performed frequently as a prevention strategy, hot water sanitization is a requirement for high purity water (HPW) for United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).

  • Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control
    Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control

    Levels of phosphorus, a chemical element that promotes organic growth, must be controlled in wastewater coming from beverage, food and dairy processing plants. Failure to control phosphorus accurately has a negative impact on water quality and can lead to large fines.

  • VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications
    VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications

    In the early days of variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for manufacturing synthetic fiber, steel bars, and aluminum foil.

  • Repair Or Rethink
    Repair Or Rethink

    The Moundsville Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Virginia chooses not to fix a broken blower unit, but rather to correct an outdated approach. The result is a savings of $50-60K a year in energy costs.

  • Energy Measurement Tools Make Processes More Efficient While Reducing Costs
    Energy Measurement Tools Make Processes More Efficient While Reducing Costs

    Rising energy prices have made accurate energy measurement a hot topic in recent decades. The need for accurate measurement technologies extends to many different application areas, including heating and cooling; compressed air; steam production and distribution; heavy fuel oil consumption; energy monitoring; and custody transfer. In response, new technology is being developed that integrates tasks previously requiring several measurement devices.

  • NEOSEP® Membrane Bioreactor System Simplifies 'Fundamental Necessities' Of MBR
    NEOSEP® Membrane Bioreactor System Simplifies 'Fundamental Necessities' Of MBR

    The NEOSEP® MBR system features Kruger’s uniquely designed K-120C and K-240C flat sheet membrane modules.  The modules offer several innovative design features that enhance ease of installation, operation and maintenance.  This includes an integrated central lifting eye, offering an incredibly well balanced module that makes installation and retrieval a simple and stress-free process.

  • Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics
    Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics

    Dosing of the precipitant was adjusted manually based on the laboratory measurement value of the daily composite sample and so was unable to respond to possible peaks. Although being compliant with the effluent limits, the values observed fluctuate between 0.2 and 0.8 mg/L. 

  • Application Note: Employing Best Water Quality Monitoring Practices To Reduce Runoff During Construction Under proposed EPA stormwater runoff guidelines, construction site operators will be required to actively monitor or sample stormwater discharges daily. The enhanced effluent rules take effect in August 2011 for construction sites that disturb 20 or more acres and February 2014 for sites that disturb 10 or more acres, and they may stipulate a strict numerical limit of less than 280 NTU for average turbidity (sediment in water) on any day. By YSI
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WASTEWATER PRODUCTS

Pumps - Air Diaphragm Pumps - Air Diaphragm

Ideal Usage of Air Diaphragm Pumps: Sludge and slurries, flood control and dewatering situations associated with refineries. Applications where compressed air is available.

TrojanUV3000Plus&trade; &mdash; Wastewater Disinfection System TrojanUV3000Plus™ — Wastewater Disinfection System

This highly flexible system has demonstrated its effective, reliable performance around the world.  It features Trojan’s patented ActiClean™ chemical/mechanical cleaning system to minimize maintenance. It is well suited to wastewater disinfection applications with a wide range of flow rates, as well as challenging effluent (primary and combined sewer overflows) and high level disinfection such as tertiary wastewater reclamation and reuse.

The Inline Stormceptor® Stormwater Treatment System The Inline Stormceptor® Stormwater Treatment System
The In-Line Stormceptor is our most commonly installed model. The In-Line unit is available in 11 different unit sizes, ranging from 900 to 16,000 gallon storage capacities. Each unit is constructed from precast concrete components and a patented fiberglass insert
OPTISYS TUR 1050 Turbidity Measuring System OPTISYS TUR 1050 Turbidity Measuring System

The compact OPTISYS TUR 1050 turbidity measuring system uses the 90° scattered light method to scan liquid samples in glass cuvettes. This means that the measurement optics are not directly exposed to the sample and thus require less maintenance

Aeration; HiOx® Aeration Panel Aeration; HiOx® Aeration Panel
The newest generation of the Parkson HiOx® Aeration Panel provides a breakthrough in aeration technology, increasing aeration efficiency by 20% or more over commonly used fine bubble devices.
Sub-Surface Aeration: Aspirator Sub-Surface Aeration: Aspirator
The Aspirator transfers oxygen from the water’s surface into the water column through a venturi tube, creating no surface spray. (Available in floating Triton and subsurface Sub-Triton configurations.)
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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER

  • Sewage Treatment Plant Manufacturer Challenges And Opportunities
    Sewage Treatment Plant Manufacturer Challenges And Opportunities

    The need for private partnership in wastewater management has been evident for some time. As a result, there are a number of ways that private players are now involved in wastewater management. For instance, there are plant management specialists, collecting specialists, and technical specialists.

  • How To Optimize Aeration At MBR Plants
    How To Optimize Aeration At MBR Plants

    Membrane bioreactor (MBR) plants are found all around the world, serving as a go-to method for treating wastewater through a combination of processes. But as this technology gains popularity, operations must contend with the inherent aeration problems it presents.

  • The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves
    The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves

    As sweater weather approaches, it’s a good time to revisit a USGS report from last year highlighting the importance of leaf removal for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of urban stormwater.

  • Damage Repair Resulting From Hurricane Harvey Projected At $160 Billion
    Damage Repair Resulting From Hurricane Harvey Projected At $160 Billion

    Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey are projected to be somewhere in the range of $160 billion, with work that will be required in Texas accounting for most of that total. That’s more than the total cost of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy combined. Texas is now officially the new "hot spot" for government contracting of almost every imaginable type.

  • Can This 'Supermolecule' Solve The PPCP Problem?
    Can This 'Supermolecule' Solve The PPCP Problem?

    Research from the UK has identified a “supermolecule” capable of seeking out and eliminating trace pharmaceuticals that contaminate water supplies.

  • New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

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WASTEWATER VIDEOS

Matt Damon's Mission To End World Poverty

In 2007 he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy. During a trip to Africa in 2006, Damon made it his mission to help people in developing countries have access to safe water and sanitation. He talks to Katie Couric in "World 3.0".

ABS Submersible Propeller Pumps VUP - Installation Animation ABS Submersible Propeller Pumps VUP - Installation Animation

ABS submersible propeller pumps of the VUP series are ideal for applications where large volumes of waste or process water have to be pumped up to heads of 12 m

Subcommittee Hearing: Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing entitled “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water."

Aerzen Delta Hybrid Case Study Video Aerzen Delta Hybrid Case Study Video
The first installation of the new technology — Aerzen's Rotary Lobe Compressor — saves 30% energy usage in the Huntington, NY Wastewater Treatment plant.
DC Water's Biodigesters

We're turning waste to a rich soil product and capturing the methane to power our Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Plant.

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