WASTEWATER DISINFECTION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

OrangeCounty Aging UV System Gets Replaced, New UV System Withstands Extreme Flooding Event (Case Study)

The city of Orange in Orange County, Texas, is located about 100 miles east of Houston, Texas, and approximately 30 miles due north of the Gulf of Mexico. It is the state’s easternmost city and home to the Orange Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). Located along the Sabine River, this municipal wastewater treatment plant with a peak capacity of 24 MGD serves 18,000 residents and comprises of the following unit processes: bar screens, grit removal, primary treatment, trickling filter followed by sedimentation and finally, UV disinfection. The Sabine River is 510 miles long and in its lower course, empties into Sabine Lake, which is an estuary of the Gulf of Mexico.

Wastewater Plant In Como Wastewater Plant In Como, Italy, Upgrades To De Nora Ozone For Significant Savings

The Lariana Depur wastewater treatment plant in Fino Mornasco, Italy, treats wastewater from multiple textile manufacturers in the Como region, known as the heart of the textile industry. Since 1994, ozone has been used effectively as a polisher to remove the dark blue-purple color — the result of the dyes used in the textile dyeing and printing process — from the water.

WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

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.

While the Evoqua name is new, the brands you know and the performance you trust are not. Evoqua continues a 100-year tradition of helping consulting engineers and municipalities respond to market needs and evolving water standards for new plants, upgrades and retrofits.

Our membranes and membrane systems reflect the advancements that have been made in the industry over the past three decades.

Proven to dramatically increase capacity performance and help to meet tightening regulations.

The JCS Industries Model 420-Cylinder Mounted Regulator is designed for years of safe and reliable service.

The proven infrastructure of the TrojanUV3000Plus™ has been continuously refined to enhance friendly operation. The result is more dependable performance, simplified maintenance and maximized UV lamp output at end-of-lamp life. The TrojanUV3000Plus also incorporates innovative features to further reduce operation and maintenance costs, such as variable output electronic ballasts and our revolutionary ActiClean™ automatic chemical/mechanical sleeve wiping system.

For more than 35 years, De Nora Water Technologies has offered seawater electrochlorination systems to economically and safely produce a powerful biocide and disinfecting agent for marine, offshore and industrial applications. De Nora Water Technologies is the world leader in the supply of equipment for seawater electrochlorination with more than 400 installations in 60 countries, producing more than 1.3 million kilograms per day of sodium hypochlorite from seawater and representing more than 65% percent of the world capacity for this type of technology.

De Nora Water Technologies - EST WET ODOR CONTROL SCRUBBERS are engineered to treat malodorous gases emanating from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PODCASTS

Engineered skid systems provide a compact configuration chemical feed at water and wastewater treatment plants. While these all-in-one metering pump solutions bring tremendous value to their users, traditional platforms have their pitfalls.

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.

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.”

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.

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.”

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

WASTEWATER DISINFECTION VIDEOS

Trojan Technologies has been providing treatment solutions for the water/wastewater market for four decades, but 2018 stands out as the year Stephen Bell joined as its new president. Water Online had opportunity to catch up with Bell at WEFTEC, where he talked about the company's culture, philosophy, and drive to innovate. One particular innovation is the TrojanUVFlex, a drinking water disinfection and advanced oxidation system for both potable and non-potable reuse applications, as well as the destruction of chemicals such as 1,4-dioxane. Tune in for an introduction to Bell and a summary of Trojan's unique technology.

Water. It’s vital to human life, our economy, and ecosystem - the very survival of our planet. But water challenges are growing more intense than ever before. Increasing volatile weather patterns fueled by climate change, crumbling infrastructure, pollution, and over population that is causing a surge in the demand for water. This means the world’s supply of clean water is rapidly declining putting our future at risk.

For more than 30 years, Aqua-Aerobic has provided thousands of industry professionals with education and training through the company’s highly-regarded technical seminar program. Our industry-known seminar is ideal for those individuals involved in the design, application, procurement and operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.

CFD modeling was used to design, position and validate performance of the new, patented flow conditioning vanes and post-injection blending grid. The same, proven mass transfer mixing nozzles used in the original pipeline flash reactor (PFR), are also part of the PFR+.

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. 

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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.