The Bordeaux region of St. Thomas had a pressing need for a wastewater treatment plant that produces high effluent quality. Its existing plant was old and did not meet regulation nor industry standards. Fluence, together with its partner SD&C Inc., built an MABR-based wastewater treatment plant from the ground up, utilizing whatever existing pieces of equipment could be used from the old plant.
When the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) anticipated the need to upgrade the Hugh A. Wyckoff water treatment plant, they turned to granular activated carbon (GAC) technology after vetting several alternatives. The plant, a wholesaler in a two-plant system, processes up to 72 million gallons per day and serves about 350,000 people. Comprising of Wyckoff and the James E. Quarles treatment plant, CCMWA is the second largest water provider in Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pinnacle Ozone Solutions, a leading supplier of ozone process technology and equipment is pleased to announce the addition of Goble Sampson Associates, Inc. to its sales network.
The City of Oak Harbor has awarded the contract to supply the UV disinfection equipment for the wastewater plant improvement to ETS-UV by Neptune Benson.
Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink:GWTR) is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AquiSense Technologies, a Kentucky company that is unveiling the world’s first UV-C LED production product for water disinfection at Aquatech Amsterdam.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) improve the quality of wastewater management and reuse through a $240M private sector loan package to Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (BEWG), an integrated water infrastructure operator.
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has launched a new, more energy efficient and virtually maintenance free generation of its Wedeco SMOevo and PDOevo ozone oxidation systems.
Aquionics, a leading provider of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology is to unveil a new US EPA and NWRI-validated energy efficient UV system for municipal waste water and reuse water applications at WEFTEC 2017
Pinnacle Ozone Solutions, LLC (Pinnacle Ozone), and its partners BlueInGreen, LLC (BlueInGreen) and PCI, Inc, leading suppliers of gas transfer and oxygen generation process technology and equipment, announced that they have been selected to provide a new state-of-the-art ozone system for the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has awarded approximately $2.9M to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to address nonpoint source pollution
Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a leading specialty water chemical research and development company building an innovative chemical platform to solve water infrastructure issues, today announced pHaze™, its non-hazardous formulation for neutralizing acidic runoff generated during chemical water treatment with the Company’s line of Floran® and neXt™ surface cleaning and filter rehabilitation products.
According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled "UV Disinfection Equipment Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth, and Forecast, 2013-2020", the global UV disinfection equipment market has a potential to reach $2.8B by 2020, registering a CAGR of 15.3% during 2014-2020.
Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”) signed an unprecedented, multi-year agreement, with Microdyn-Nadir (‘’Microdyn’’) to service the membrane bioreactor (MBR) market.
AdEdge Water Technologies (AdEdge) recently announced AdEdge India, a joint venture between AdEdge and InNow, LLC, has built and started up its first arsenic treatment system as a demonstration plant in India.
Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a U.S. technology licensing and innovative manufacturing company, today announced that it has signed an exclusive technology licensing and equipment purchase agreement with Brasil Clean Energy, a Brazilian environmental services company, to deploy its patented Ozonix® water treatment technology for the Food and Beverage industry in Brazil.
The Central and Eastern European municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market offers growth opportunities for a range of chemicals. Demand will be propelled by intensifying legislative pressure from the European Union, supported by government funding, aimed at promoting environment-friendly, water- and energy-saving technologies.
Calgon Carbon Corporation and Kuraray Co., Ltd. announced recently that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved, and the parties have entered into, a definitive merger agreement under which Kuraray will acquire Calgon Carbon for $21.50 per share in cash, which equates to an equity value of approximately $1.1B, and a transaction value in excess of $1.3B, including Calgon Carbon’s net indebtedness.
Bio-Microbics is pleased to announce the availability of our new Mobile App for tablets and Smart Phones! We created the Bio-Microbics APP for a direct link to important pages on our Website in a fun and interactive screen.
Kruger Inc., a Veolia business unit specialized in water treatment solutions for municipalities, will provide design services, process equipment and commissioning support to the Design Build Team of PC / CDM Smith as part of a contract from the District of Columbia (DC Water) to install its ACTIFLO® technology to process and treat wet weather flows.
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.