WASTEWATER DISINFECTION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Pure Oxygen Injection Into A Pipeline
Pure Oxygen Injection Into A Pipeline

The Hagerstown Wastewater Treatment Plant in Maryland incorporated several plant modifications, one of which was the conversion of their disinfection process from the use of ozone to UV.

Treatment Plant Upgrade Includes Conversion To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation To Ease Operations And Increase Safety
Treatment Plant Upgrade Includes Conversion To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation To Ease Operations And Increase Safety

Fairmont, Minnesota, known as the City of Lakes, is located in Martin County in southern Minnesota. The city’s water treatment plant serves a mix of customers including approximately 3,900 residential taps, 500 commercial and 17 industrial customers. Looking to the future, Fairmont city leaders began to investigate upgrading the city’s water treatment plant in 2010. The existing plant had been in operation for well over 70 years and relied on gas chlorine for disinfection.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

WEDECO LBX e Series UV System WEDECO LBX e Series UV System

WEDECO LBX e UV system is a compact closed vessel UV reactor for drinking water, wastewater, water reuse, and WEDEO’s MiPRO Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) applications. Equipped with WEDECO’s low-pressure, high output amalgam ECORAY® UV lamps and OptiDose sensor based control, the LBXe provides the highest operating efficiency with low life-cycle costs. Additionally, the LBXe reactor’s extensive validation envelope ensures disinfection performance over a range of UV transmittance (UVT) values, flowrates, and a variety of target organisms.

Capital Controls® Gas Feeder Series WM4000 Capital Controls® Gas Feeder Series WM4000

Capital Controls Series WM4000 gas feeders are wall cabinet mounted vacuum operated and designed to conveniently house a combination of gas feed equipment. The fibreglass cabinets enclose the gas flow control components.

EST™ Dry Emergency Gas Scrubber Systems EST™ Dry Emergency Gas Scrubber Systems

De Nora Water Technologies’ EST™ dry emergency scrubbers are engineered to meet national codes for the mitigation of hazardous gas releases from pressurized 150-pound cylinders and one-ton containers of chlorine, sulfur dioxide, ammonia and other toxic gases. Dry scrubbers are safe, user-friendly, low maintenance systems tested and proven for use in municipal and industrial applications where the potential exists for the accidental release of heavier-than-air hazardous gases.

Capital Controls® CHLOR-A-VAC® Series 1520 Chemical Industion Unit Capital Controls® CHLOR-A-VAC® Series 1520 Chemical Industion Unit

The Series 1520 CHLOR-A-VAC® affords high efficiency addition and mixing of gases and liquid chemicals resulting in substantial chemical cost savings.

Trident® HS Package Water Treatment Plant Trident® HS Package Water Treatment Plant

The Trident HS package water treatment plant provides multi-barrier protection for difficult-to-treat surface water, groundwater, industrial process water, and tertiary wastewater. The multi-barrier design of the Trident HS, which consists of packaged high-rate settling, adorption clarification, mixed media filtration and optional UV disinfection, is the latest improvement of the original Trident system.

SedVac Sediment Removal System SedVac Sediment Removal System

Unlike traditional pipe systems, the Brentwood SedVac cleans all the way down to the basin floor without clogging. SedVac’s unique design funnels the sludge and scrapes the floor, resulting in consistent solids removal of 3 percent concentration while wasting less water than traditional pipe systems. These features mean less interruptions in production and no more hosing down your basin.

Fiberglass Wash-Water Troughs Fiberglass Wash-Water Troughs

Leopold fiberglass wash-water troughs are employed in water and wastewater filters to provide uniform removal of wash water during backwashing. They are available in a wide selection of carrying capacities to meet any design requirement.

Trough-Guard® Media Baffle Trough-Guard® Media Baffle

The Leopold Trough-Guard media baffle is a stainless steel assembly that is fastened onto both sides of wash-water troughs to help prevent significant media loss during concurrent air/water filter backwash.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PODCASTS

Ozonia M and FiltraFast Provide New Options For Treatment Facilities Ozonia M and FiltraFast Provide New Options For Treatment Facilities

If you don’t need the performance of an ultrafiltration membrane but also want to avoid the large footprint of a conventional media filter, you might want to consider FiltraFast extreme rate compressible media filters. As Ryan Hess, Director of Advanced Separation with SUEZ Water Technologies suggests in this Water Talk interview, “They provide roughly ten times the hydraulic loading rate of conventional media filters.”

Getting Chlorine Disinfection Right Getting Chlorine Disinfection Right

Of all the process considerations facing wastewater treatment operators, disinfection is one of the most important. In this exclusive Water Talk interview, Gary Lohse, Technical Sales Manager, Disinfection with De Nora Water Technologies, discusses how disinfection has become increasingly complex over time. Lohse reviews a host of selection criteria including target microorganisms, control strategies, disinfection by-products, capex and safety.

Drumming Up Chemical Injection Drumming Up Chemical Injection

The operating ranges for chemical injection need to be large because of the variability of flow in many treatment operations. As Bill McDowell, Vice President of Operations with Blue White Industries explains in this Water Talk interview, “You might be down to as low as 5 or 10 milliliters a minute and then one hour later; you might need to pump 15 gallons a minute out of the same pump and through the same sensor.”

Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion

One of the trends in water and wastewater treatment over the past decade has been a growing demand for decentralized systems. Water Talk recently caught up with Nii Mensah, General Manager of Fluence USA, to learn more about the solutions that the new company (formed by the merger of RWL Water and Emefcy) is bringing to market to address communities’ treatment needs

Converting Wastewater Treatment Facilities Into Botanical Gardens Converting Wastewater Treatment Facilities Into Botanical Gardens

Municipal wastewater treatment has traditionally taken place as far away from the populace as possible. But as people flock to cities and encroach ever closer on these facilities, the practice of extending ever further out becomes impractical and expensive. And as water becomes scarcer, cities the world over are looking at recycling wastewater from their citizenry closer to home.

Peracetic Acid (PAA) Disinfection Is Up For The Challenge Peracetic Acid (PAA) Disinfection Is Up For The Challenge

The primary consideration for evaluating disinfection alternatives has to be permit compliance. But as Sarah Stewart, Associate and Senior Project Manager with CDM Smith explains in this Water Talk interview, contact time, high color, nitrates, industrial loads and many other factors all play a role in selecting the most practical and cost effect disinfection solution for your facility.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION VIDEOS

CAPITAL CONTROLS® Ozone Generator Video CAPITAL CONTROLS® Ozone Generator Video

Ozone is used widely for water treatment in Europe and Asia. Now, with more than 40 years of global experience, De Nora is bringing CAPTIAL CONTROLS Ozone to North America.

A powerful oxidant with fast reaction time, no added chemicals, and reduced disinfection byproducts, Ozone is an appealing and growing option for water and wastewater treatment. Watch the full video to learn more.

Brackish Water Desalination Plant Draws Rave Reviews Brackish Water Desalination Plant Draws Rave Reviews

Construction took just five months for this ecologically-friendly municipal desalination plant, designed to treat brackish water with high nitrate levels. Watch as the plant manager speaks about the advantages this system has provided.

UV Wastewater Disinfection Trending Up With Advancements, Installations UV Wastewater Disinfection Trending Up With Advancements, Installations

Jen Muller, VP of Marketing for Trojan Technologies, provides an update on two key TrojanUV technologies, the TrojanUVFlex and TrojanUVSigna. The former is designed for potable water reuse applications, including direct potable reuse (DPR), while the latter is ideal for wastewater disinfection as a replacement for chemical disinfectants. Muller shares the features and benefits of both products, and also discusses the TrojanUVSigna's installation at two of North America's largest wastewater treatment plants.

De Nora Launches Next Gen Capital Controls® Gas Feed Cabinet De Nora Launches Next Gen Capital Controls® Gas Feed Cabinet

The unique compact design incorporates the best existing Capital Controls® technology with exciting new features. With just three models ranging from 10-10,000 ppd capacity, each cabinet is available with automatic or manual feed and a 10" flowmeter for an easier read. Sonic operation on the 4100 model eliminates the need for a differential pressure regulator. On all automatic models, an additional controller isn’t needed, reducing components — and costs.

The ozonia Innovation Labs Have Set The New Standard For Ozone Technology The ozonia Innovation Labs Have Set The New Standard For Ozone Technology

The newest family in the SUEZ ozone range, the ozonia® M includes all the latest developments from the ozonia® innovation labs. Ozonia® IGS+ dielectric technology provides even lower energy consumption and increased ozone production capacity up to 25 kg/h resulting in a lower cost per kg of ozone. The new ozonia® smartO3™ automation platform adds a suite of advanced features designed to optimize system performance and reduce operation costs. Finally, an innovative design provides improved resistance to environmental conditions in a more compact footprint.

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ABOUT WASTEWATER DISINFECTION

 

Wastewater disinfection takes place after primary, secondary and sometimes tertiary wastewater treatment. It is typically a final step to remove organisms from the treated water before the effluent is released back into the water system. Disinfection prevents the spread of waterborne diseases by reducing microbes and bacterial numbers to a regulated level.

A variety of physical and chemical methods are used to disinfect wastewater prior to it being released into natural waterways. Historically, the chemical agent of choice for municipal wastewater treatment has been chlorine, due to its disinfecting properties and low cost. However, the rising cost of chlorine and concerns that low chlorine concentrations can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife, has given rise to more physical methods of wastewater disinfection being adopted such as ozonation or ultraviolet (UV) light.  

The use of ozone as a disinfection agent has the added benefit of increasing the dissolved oxygen content of the treated wastewater. However, because the ozone has to be generated, ozonation can require prohibitive up-front capital expenditure compared to traditional chlorination. UV disinfection has been growing in popularity as a wastewater disinfection method, in large part because of the life-cycle economics of the equipment and the fact that, like ozone, there is no toxic residual.