WASTEWATER DISINFECTION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

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.

  • 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.

  • Retrofit Significantly Reduces Backwash Cycle Interval, Duration And Water Use For Georgia Utility
    Retrofit Significantly Reduces Backwash Cycle Interval, Duration And Water Use For Georgia Utility

    The North Columbus Resource Facility recently completed a $12-million replacement of its settled water filtration, removing the existing Wheeler filters, their three-part media and 10-inch poured concrete underdrains, which were no longer efficient.

  • Mitigating Environmental Impact Of Gold Mine’s Wastewater Through Ozone Oxidation And Aquifer Re-injection
    Mitigating Environmental Impact Of Gold Mine’s Wastewater Through Ozone Oxidation And Aquifer Re-injection

    Installing and operating an ozone oxidation system for wastewater remediation at a gold mine located in a remote region of Alaska is full of challenges.

  • Compact Footprint And Flexible Hydraulics Ease Initial Expansion, Leave Room For Future Growth
    Compact Footprint And Flexible Hydraulics Ease Initial Expansion, Leave Room For Future Growth

    When Plainfield, IN, needed to double their permitted capacity from 2 MGD to 4 MGD at their South wastewater treatment plant, they faced a dilemma. Like most treatment plants, space is at a premium, and compact design was needed not only for the current expansion, including the addition of a post aeration structure, but to preserve as much room as possible for projected future expansions.

  • UV Disinfection Upgrade For Water Reuse - EWA Beach, Hawaii (Case Study)
    UV Disinfection Upgrade For Water Reuse - EWA Beach, Hawaii (Case Study)

    The Honouliuli Water Recycling Facility (WRF) includes filtration and UV disinfection to treat to Class R-1 reuse standards for various uses, including irrigation. In order to maintain high-level reuse, simplify maintenance, and reduce operation costs, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply decided to replace its 15-year-old TrojanUV4000™ with a TrojanUVSigna™.  With the high cost of power in Hawaii, this system upgrade will provide significant power savings (estimated at 75%) and will enable equipment payback in less than 2.5 years.

  • Florida County Partners With The WateReuse Association To Find The Best Use For Reclaimed Drinking Water
    Florida County Partners With The WateReuse Association To Find The Best Use For Reclaimed Drinking Water

    In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Safe, Energy Efficient Disinfection For 45 MGD Combined Sewer WWTP Improves Water Quality
    Safe, Energy Efficient Disinfection For 45 MGD Combined Sewer WWTP Improves Water Quality

    The Hudson River, in the Capital District of Albany, NY, is a popular recreational area for boating, swimming and fishing. Unfortunately combined sewer overflows following storm events and snow melt from sewer systems dating back to the 1800’s were causing increased fecal coliform counts which in turn resulted in health alerts and limited access to the river. After considering several alternatives, the Albany County Sewer District selected a Wedeco Duron 60i2-2.5X4, with high power Ecoray 600W lamps, for their disinfection system.

  • ETS-UV™ Project Profile WWTP Dundee, Oregon
    ETS-UV™ Project Profile WWTP Dundee, Oregon

    The City of Dundee is a growing community with a strong economy boasting three wineries within the city limits and several others in the surrounding Willamette River Valley. The City’s existing WWTP was nearing capacity, and the limited discharge to the Williamette River would not adequately support Dundee’s planned growth.

  • The World’s Largest Drinking Water Plant Using Ozone Serves 1.6 Million Customers
    The World’s Largest Drinking Water Plant Using Ozone Serves 1.6 Million Customers

    Facing new limits on acceptable levels of DBPs in the drinking water, as well as age-old complaints about the taste of the water during the summer algal bloom, the North Texas Municipal Water District turned to ozone disinfection as a possible alternative able to address both concerns.

  • Indirect Potable Reuse With UV-Oxidation - Big Spring, Texas (Case Study)
    Indirect Potable Reuse With UV-Oxidation - Big Spring, Texas (Case Study)

    In an effort to reduce reliance on dwindling surface and groundwater supplies in Texas, the Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) constructed a new Raw Water Production Facility (RWPF) in Big Spring. Big Spring is a 27,000-member community located in West Texas approximately 300 miles west of Dallas. This RWPF treats secondary wastewater to a standard that allows it to be re-introduced directly into the raw water supply for the water treatment plants of Big Spring, Odessa, and other communities in the region.

Emergency Chlorine Scrubber Restoration Saves County Of Maui Over $100,000
Emergency Chlorine Scrubber Restoration Saves County Of Maui Over $100,000

Read the full case study to learn how the County of Maui Department of Water and IMS determined that spent caustic used at the local wastewater treatment plant and the acid wash solution generated during the cleaning process could be neutralized on-site and disposed through the local wastewater treatment system.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

UV Package Plant UV Package Plant

Calgon Carbon UV Technologies is pleased to introduce the C3500D/PS Packaged System for UV Wastewater Disinfection. This product uniquely addresses the needs of smaller communities with effluent flows of less than 2.6 million gallons a day.

Sludge Sucker Sludge Sucker

The Sludge Sucker™ unit is a cable-driven sludge removal mechanism that provides cost-effective and efficient removal of lightweight sludges, such as alum or ferric hydroxide, or light iron and manganese precipitates from rectangular settling basins.

TOC Reduction TOC Reduction

NeoTech Aqua Solutions provides the most efficient and cost-effective UV systems for destroying Total Organic Carbons (TOC’s) in water.  Whether your destroying NDMA, 1,4-dioxane, TCE, MTBE, urea, endocrine disruptors or other organics, only NeoTech Aqua provides ultraviolet TOC reduction with a treatment chamber optimized for low pressure mercury lamps.  As a result, NeoTech Aqua’s UV systems achieve a three times greater TOC reduction per kilowatt compared to standard UV systems, reducing our clients’ costs and energy consumption. In addition to efficiently generating ample 185 nm UV for TOC reduction, NeoTech Aqua’s TOC reduction systems also generate significant levels of 254 nm UV which serve as a powerful disinfectant, providing you both TOC-free and organism-free product water.

ClorTec® On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Systems CT Series ClorTec® On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Systems CT Series

ClorTec CT systems easily control sodium hypochlorite production and provide a powerful disinfection method for any application. CT systems meet requirements for 75–300 lb/day (34–136 kg/day) chlorine equivalent. Applications include potable water, wastewater, odor and corrosion control, cooling towers, oxidation and swimming pool disinfection.

Ecoray® Lamps Ecoray® Lamps

Long and trouble-free performance — Ecoray lamps come with a 14,000 hours operating warranty when used together with Ecoray ballasts, plus 9,000 hours full replacement.

MEMCOR® CS Submerged Membrane System MEMCOR® CS Submerged Membrane System

The MEMCOR® CS system is based upon the solid foundation of the Memcor technology that has been proven in thousands of installations across all countries and markets. The high performance of MEMCOR CS system is ideal - and affordable - for municipal water, wastewater, industrial and water reuse treatment.

GDT Mixing & Contacting Systems GDT Mixing & Contacting Systems

The GDT™ Process starts with the creation of ozone from an Ozone Generator. The ozone is then drawn into a Mazzei®Venturi Injector which provides dynamic mixing (a Back Pressure Control Valve adjusts injector outlet pressure optimizing ozone mass transfer in the system). Then mixing and contacting is enhanced in a Flash Reactor™. From there the two-phase flow travels to the Degas Separator (DS) & Relief Valve for additional mixing and entrained gas removal. And finally, the MTM Mixing Nozzles force dissolved ozone flow into the untreated water in the pipeline or basin for thorough mixing.

Capital Controls® Chlorination Capital Controls® Chlorination

De Nora Water Technologies is a leading provider of water and wastewater treatment technologies and contract operating services. Our company brings together numerous proven, established and market leading technologies and brands specifically designed for the treatment of municipal and industrial water and wastewater.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PODCASTS

Polymer Activation And Onsite Hypochlorite Generation Polymer Activation And Onsite Hypochlorite Generation

Polymer activation through proper hydration of the polymer particle is critical in water clarification or sludge dewatering applications. According to Jeff Rhodes, Vice President of Commercial Development for UGSI Solutions, “the key is to have a high energy zone at the moment of initial welding, when the polymer and the water come together.”

PAA And UV Pair Up To Improve Disinfection Performance PAA And UV Pair Up To Improve Disinfection Performance

Peracetic acid (PAA)-based disinfection is growing in the US, both as a standalone disinfection method and in conjunction with other applications such as UV. Water Online Radio sat down with John Maziuk, Technical Development Manager with Solvay Chemicals to understand why.

The Benefits Of Closed-Channel UV Over Open-Channel Disinfection The Benefits Of Closed-Channel UV Over Open-Channel Disinfection

The era of dumping waste into rivers is almost over. So says Jon McClean, Chief Technical Officer with ETS-UV, an Evoqua brand. McClean who has been working in UV water treatment for over 30 years recently sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss the growth of water reuse and specifically UV’s role in water reclamation.

Making Aftermarket Service And Support Work For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants Making Aftermarket Service And Support Work For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants

As municipalities look to make their water and wastewater treatment equipment run longer with fewer operational staff on payroll to maintain the equipment, having a reliable aftermarket parts and service provider becomes essential.

UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection

Learn why measuring UV transmittance is so important to efficient disinfection, and how LED helps get you there.

An Alternative To Chlorine Disinfection An Alternative To Chlorine Disinfection

Chlorine has been used to disinfect water and wastewater for more than a hundred years, and while chorine has been critical to ensure public safety, it does have some drawbacks. There is a risk of highly toxic emissions, and it also reacts with organic matter in water and wastewater and forms harmful disinfection byproducts.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION VIDEOS

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.

About Fluence Corporation About Fluence Corporation

RWL Water and Emefcy have merged to create Fluence Corporation, bringing together breakthrough, energy-saving technologies and proven delivery platforms that optimize treatment solutions for the complete water cycle. Fluence products address all segments of the water value chain, including desalination, reuse, wastewater treatment, freshwater treatment, and waste-to-energy — making it one of the world’s most comprehensive distributed water services firms. Visit us at WEFTEC booth #7135.

Welcome To The Power Of Clarity Welcome To The Power Of Clarity

Hach's breakthrough suite of software and connected instruments turns data into powerful operational insights. Watch this short video to see how Hach simplifies the complexities and brings clarity to water management.

Expanding Submerged Plant Operating Window Through Double-Ended Filtration Expanding Submerged Plant Operating Window Through Double-Ended Filtration

The Memcor® CSII double-ended filtration system features innovative double-ended filtration that uses up to 20 percent less backwash aeration energy. The proven module design reduces footprint by up to 30 percent or utilizes new space and increases capacity up to 30 percent.

Watch CoMag® System Deliver Rapid and Reliable Floc Settling Watch CoMag® System Deliver Rapid and Reliable Floc Settling

The CoMag® system from Evoqua improves chemical flocculation treatment in wastewater and drinking water applications by using magnetite (an iron ore) to ballast chemical floc, resulting in rapid, reliable and enhanced settling and clarification. The CoMag system settles floc up to 30 times faster than conventional treatments, which reduces plant investment costs by enabling greater treatment capacity in smaller or existing tanks.

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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.