WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Seeking Versatility And Simplicity In Troy, Alabama
Seeking Versatility And Simplicity In Troy, Alabama

Troy Alabama’s Wastewater Treatment Plant was faced with broken discs causing dropping dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in their oxidation ditch.

Emergency Aeration LED To Oxidation Ditch Retrofit Increasing Plant Capacity
Emergency Aeration LED To Oxidation Ditch Retrofit Increasing Plant Capacity

The Schwartz Wastewater Treatment Plant at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, treated approximately 4 million gallons of wastewater per day.

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WASTEWATER AERATION PRODUCTS

Sanitaire® Bioloop® Advanced Oxidation Ditch Sanitaire® Bioloop® Advanced Oxidation Ditch

Reliable and efficient technologies are necessary for the treatment of municipal wastewater. Of the available technologies, the oxidation ditch process is well known for stable operation and reliable effluent quality.

KLa Systems Slot Injector Aeration System KLa Systems Slot Injector Aeration System

The Slot Injector™ System is a superior jet aeration system that is specifically applied to industrial biological treatment processes where fine screening is a standard pretreatment operation in both conventional and advanced air activated sludge applications.

DAVCO™ Retrofit and Rehab Services for Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants DAVCO™ Retrofit and Rehab Services for Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Davco™ product line of Evoqua located in Thomasville, GA, offers retrofit, rehab, and replacement parts and services and the installation of water and wastewater filtration, separation, clarification, aeration, biological treatment, and screw pumps. Our retrofit and rehab services save municipal and industrial water and wastewater plants time and budget in addressing worn out, over-extended-in-capacity treatment facilities that are costly to maintain.

Sanitaire Membrane Disc Fine Bubble Aeration Systems by Xylem Sanitaire Membrane Disc Fine Bubble Aeration Systems by Xylem

SANITAIRE® is the trade name recognized throughout the wastewater treatment industry for quality products and advanced technology. SANITAIRE Silver Series membrane fine bubble disc diffusers are recognized worldwide for their high oxygen transfer efficiency and durability in wastewater treatment plant aeration processes.

PMSL‘s Talon™ - Low Speed Surface Aerator PMSL‘s Talon™ - Low Speed Surface Aerator
Capable of continuously providing the horizontal velocity required in ditch applications, it also ensures the biological components of the ditch received the oxygen required to treat the bio-solids
High Volume Aerator High Volume Aerator
Otterbine’s experience in wastewater treatment is obvious in the performance and results delivered by our surface and subsurface industrial aeration systems.
OxyMix<sup>®</sup> Pure Oxygen Mixer For Efficient Oxygen Transfer OxyMix® Pure Oxygen Mixer For Efficient Oxygen Transfer

Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has led the industry in surface aeration and mixing with thousands of installed units throughout the world. For those wastewater applications that require an efficient means of introducing oxygen into a system, the OxyMix pure oxygen mixer is an economical solution compared to other pure oxygen devices.

Kynar PVDF Jet Aerator For Improved Wear Resistance Kynar PVDF Jet Aerator For Improved Wear Resistance

Ten years ago, KLa Systems was presented with the challenge of finding a more wear-resistant material for our jet aeration nozzles.  The inner nozzle is the liquid propulsion nozzle of the jet aerator and continuously sees high volumes of motive liquid flow at velocities ranging from 33-46 ft/s.  Traditionally, these inner jet nozzles were made from the same FRP material as the outer jet with the industry accepted corrosion/abrasion liner made up of C-Glass/Nexus and Silicon Carbide impregnated into the vinylester resin.  For many years this material had held up in most industrial and municipal bioprocesses with no adverse deterioration or wear.

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WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS PODCASTS

Blower Rentals Offer Tailored Solution To Temporary Needs Blower Rentals Offer Tailored Solution To Temporary Needs

There are many reasons for a utility to rent a blower for wastewater aeration. Besides the obvious — an emergency — plant operators may need a rental to bridge the gap during upgrade projects, supply seasonal need to supplement air, or perform testing.

A Modular, Energy-Saving Approach To Wastewater Gaining Traction A Modular, Energy-Saving Approach To Wastewater Gaining Traction

A combination of urban sprawl, more stringent environmental regulations, and aging facilities is putting a huge strain on the wastewater operations at many municipalities. The good news is that membrane aerated biofilm reactor technology, also known as MABR, offers a compact and energy-efficient solution.

A Fresh Take On Biological Wastewater Treatment A Fresh Take On Biological Wastewater Treatment

Improving wastewater treatment efficiency requires some type of change in the physics, biology, or economics of the process. In this Water Talk interview, Jeff Kelly, Red Valve’s senior product manager for the Tideflex Aeration and Mixing System, describes how to change all three — to the tune of a cost-saving 50-percent reduction in applied airflow! The Tideflex approach uses a unique diffuser design to support on/off aeration and mixing cycles without clogging. Managed by oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) readings, the novel technique supports a biological selection process that encourages the exclusive growth of facultative anaerobes — the most resilient wastewater microbes, which get rid of phosphates and nitrates without producing hydrogen sulfide.

New Technology Stretches Wastewater Infrastructure New Technology Stretches Wastewater Infrastructure

Population growth, stricter regulations, and increased energy costs continue to exert significant pressure on municipal wastewater operations. But rather than investing in tired, old solutions such as the construction of additional concrete tanks, water system managers are seeking new ways to stretch the limits of their infrastructure.

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WASTEWATER AERATION VIDEOS

Transitioning To Turbo Blowers Transitioning To Turbo Blowers

In 2019, Kaeser Compressors assumed control of the venerable line of PillAerator turbo blowers, strengthening its ability to serve the wastewater industry — or wherever else atmospheric process air is needed on a constant pressure level. Watch this video to understand what inspired the decision, as Manual Dias, Business Development Manager at Kaeser, covers the advantages that turbo blowers offer versus other types of blowers. Al Moreno, Kaeser's District Manager, then highlights the company's screw blower technology, followed by Global Product Manager Peter Werhahn, who provides the business case for investing in turbo blowers.

A New Option For Situational Blower Needs A New Option For Situational Blower Needs

Long known for serving the wastewater industry with blower and compressor solutions, Aerzen recently branched out to expand its service capabilities with Aerzen Rental USA. With this new, standalone company, Aerzen can now provide its low-pressure, oil-free units for short-term and/or immediate use. In this video, Matt Piedmonte, director for Aerzen Rental USA, cites five situations where a customer might need a rental, and answers some common questions around technology, logistics, and setup/operation. Hint: The company had a head start in mastering these elements, as Aerzen International Rental has been serving Europe for two decades.

The New Standard In Wastewater Aeration The New Standard In Wastewater Aeration

Kaeser Compressors' rotary screw blowers offer superior performance, fast installation, low noise operation, and lowest life cycle costs to help wastewater treatment plant operators and designers revolutionize their plant's aeration system. 

Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) – Parkson’s EcoCycle SBR Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) – Parkson’s EcoCycle SBR

In this video, Parkson discusses the process of biologically treating wastewater in a batch mode and what differentiates Parkson's SBR from others.

Energy-Efficient System Design for WWTPs Energy-Efficient System Design for WWTPs

Energy is a huge portion of a wastewater treatment plant’s operating costs, with aeration blowers a significant user. System splitting with an adaptive master controller reduces electrical, maintenance, and initial investment costs.

Aeration Efficiencies Found With Automated Controls Aeration Efficiencies Found With Automated Controls

With a variety of blower combinations available to optimize aeration performance at wastewater treatment plants, efficiencies are now being found by focusing in on aeration control systems. Eric Bennett, Controls Product Manager with Aerzen, recently discussed the advantages operators are finding by deploying the company's AERProcess solution in managing energy use, optimizing biological processes and reducing wear and tear on blowers and valves.

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ABOUT AERATION

 

A common first step in the secondary treatment process is to send wastewater to an aeration tank. In an aeration tank, bacterium is used to effectively break down pollutants into less harmful components. Wastewater aeration provides the appropriate oxygen level so that aerobic bacteria can thrive in degrading pollutants such as iron and manganese as part of the wastewater treatment process. Aeration can also be used to destroy anaerobic bacteria that perish in the presence of oxygen. Aerobes that can break down pollutants 10-100 times faster than anaerobes are used most frequently.

Aeration is also used to improve waste lagoons and other waterways such as lakes and reservoirs where oxygen deficiency contributes to taste, odor and pollutant problems. Equipment used for wastewater aeration includes low cascades, jet fountains, spray nozzles, blowers, submerged perforated pipe and porous plates or tubes. Whether the water is thrown into the air via a fountain or diffused by air bubbles being blown or drawn into the wastewater in an aeration tank, aeration works by increasing the area of contact between the oxygen in the air and water.

The most common wastewater aeration process in use today is the air diffusion process, where air is introduced from blowers through diffusion tubes suspended in a spiral flow tank, or in some cases, through diffuser plates in the bottom of the aeration tanks.