WASTEWATER DISINFECTION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Connecticut Water Utility Successfully Removes 45% Of Trihalomethanes (THMs) With Quick-Turnaround Clearwell Intervention
Connecticut Water Utility Successfully Removes 45% Of Trihalomethanes (THMs) With Quick-Turnaround Clearwell Intervention

In the past several years, Aquarion Water Company had been monitoring their system’s THM formation and attempting to lower them through treatment and distribution system changes. Aquarion engineers decided that reducing THM formation in the Laurel High Service Clearwell at the Stamford Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would eliminate concerns of elevated THM formation in the distribution system served by the WTP.

UV System Saves Energy And Reduces Maintenance
UV System Saves Energy And Reduces Maintenance

After a 17-year run, a plant’s UV disinfection system was limping toward the finish line. The city needed to identify a replacement UV system that fit into the same channel, offered lower power consumption, and contained a practical ease of maintenance to reduce the amount of labor consumed on the equipment. The new system requires dramatically less power to run while simultaneously streamlining upkeep.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

MARINER OMNIPURE® Marine Sanitation Devices MARINER OMNIPURE® Marine Sanitation Devices

The MARINER OMNIPURE® series of Marine Sanitation Devices offer a fresh approach to sewage treatment in the workboat vessel market. With treatment capacities of up to 60 persons (black water) and up to 25 persons (black and gray), the largest unit treats 1,796 gallons (6,800 Liters) of human wastewater per day. The USCG Certified Type II MARINER OMNIPURE units incorporate the same electrolytic treatment benefits of any other OMNIPURE unit, but with the added advantages of less maintenance and a small, compact size to fit vessels in the workboat vessel market.

NeoTech D438™ NeoTech D438™

The NeoTech D438™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

LuminUltra Wastewater (QG21W™) LuminUltra Wastewater (QG21W™)

LuminUltra Wastewater (QG21W) is the key to a new level of efficiency in biological wastewater treatment plant operation! QG21W provides the ability to measure the size of the living biomass population (Cellular ATP, cATP), its relative health (Biomass Stress Index, BSI), and suspended solids activity (Active Biomass Ratio, ABR) at any point in the process. Use this information to manage return sludge pumping rates, air and nutrient dosages, and to proactively identify and eliminate toxicity.

UV Systems For Corrosive Media UV Systems For Corrosive Media

Xylem offers long disinfection experience and a broad portfolio of UV solutions specially for corrosive media like saltwater.

Next Gen Capital Controls® Chlorinators Next Gen Capital Controls® Chlorinators

The unique compact design incorporates the best existing Capital Controls® technology with exciting new features. With just three models ranging from 10-10,000 lbs/day capacity, each chlorinator 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. 

Turbo Mixer Turbo Mixer

Vaughan’s Turbo Mixer is a propeller mixer mounted vertically inside an 18” elbow. This mixer has replaced many submersible propeller mixers which have experienced motor or gearbox failure due to fluid inleakage. The Turbo can mix a pit with only one foot of liquid above the floor, something a horizontal shaft submersible mixer cannot do.

Foambuster Foambuster

The patented Foambuster uses the same glass-lined ductile iron nozzles as Rotamix but also uses a stainless steel splashplate located below the nozzle to deflect the nozzle discharge and create a broad spray of sludge, which wets and breaks up foam forming on the surface of the digester. Digester sludge is pumped through the Foambuster either by the Rotamix Chopper Pump or by a separate Chopper Pump. When the Foambuster is used in conjunction with a tank mixing system, which produces a rotational mixing pattern in the tank, only one spray nozzle will be required for effective foam control.

RapiSand™ Ballasted Flocculation System RapiSand™ Ballasted Flocculation System

The WesTech RapiSand™ ballasted flocculation system is a high-rate clarification process combining rapid mixing and multi-stage flocculation, followed by sedimentation. RapiSand™ sedimentation is extremely fast and can be applied in a wide variety of suspended solids removal applications.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PODCASTS

The Expanding Role Of Ozone The Expanding Role Of Ozone

As water reuse becomes increasingly common, more utilities will get to know ozone. To explain its role in water treatment schemes, Water Talk welcomed Jim Lauria, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mazzei Injector Company, and Ben Kuhnel, Senior Project Manager for Arcadis. Learn how ozone works in concert with other processes to safely recycle water and treat contaminants of emerging concern — even in mobile/on-site applications.

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.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION VIDEOS

Disinfection Solutions From De Nora Disinfection Solutions From De Nora

Daryl Weatherup, Managing Director at De Nora Water Technologies, gives an overview of De Nora's updated disinfection offerings, including its CAPITAL CONTROLS MCP ozone generator, CAPITAL CONTROLS Chlorinator, and ClorTec onsite hypochlorite generator. 

ClorTec  For On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation ClorTec For On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation

There are a number of water and wastewater disinfection options worth considering, but one of the most advantageous is the use of low concentration on-site sodium hypochlorite generation. Among your OSGH options, ClorTec from DeNora leads the way. Watch the full video to learn more.

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 CAPITAL 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 (Video) UV Wastewater Disinfection Trending Up With Advancements, Installations (Video)

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.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION NEWS

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.