WASTEWATER DISINFECTION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Optimizing Tank Flushing Using A Rapid Decision-Making Framework
Optimizing Tank Flushing Using A Rapid Decision-Making Framework

In 2017, a municipal water treatment plant was commissioning a new elevated tank. The tank had been cleaned, flushed and disinfected, but initial test results indicated unacceptable water quality. After a second cleaning, the tank was refilled and water samples were sent to the lab for follow-up testing.

  • 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.

  • Change To 3-Precursor Vacuum Generator-Feeder For ClO2 In WTP, From Batch Generator Pumping,   Cuts Chemical Costs, Gains Plant Management Of Equipment
    Change To 3-Precursor Vacuum Generator-Feeder For ClO2 In WTP, From Batch Generator Pumping, Cuts Chemical Costs, Gains Plant Management Of Equipment

    The water treatment plants (WTP’s) manager for the city of Midlothian, TX reports significant reduction in chemical costs, gaining new management control for their generation and feed equipment, and ending a pesky maintenance burden, by switching to three-precursor vacuum generator-feed, from batch-generator-pumping, for introducing chlorine dioxide (ClO2) into their 8 MGD plant #2. As a result, he plans to make the same change at their 12 MGD plant #1.

  • Wastewater Plant Relies On Thermal Flow Meter For Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process
    Wastewater Plant Relies On Thermal Flow Meter For Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant’s management team became interested in pursuing the gas-to-energy power co-generation system for both environmental and cost reasons.

  • Fluence’s MABR For Wastewater Treatment features Passive Aeration And Saves Up To 90% On Energy Costs
    Fluence’s MABR For Wastewater Treatment features Passive Aeration And Saves Up To 90% On Energy Costs

    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.

  • 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.

  • Packaged Wastewater Treatment For Uneven Terrain
    Packaged Wastewater Treatment For Uneven Terrain

    Storey County, NV, just southeast of Reno, needed to replace an outdated wastewater treatment plant that serves the historic communities of Virginia City and Gold Hill. The new site was on the side of a hill, presenting challenges for the design of the plant and the orientation of its processes. Also, the new plant area was entirely within a district on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the full case study to learn how the new modular design allows for an efficient wastewater treatment solution.

  • Granular Activated Carbon: A Long-Term Solution For Meeting DPB Compliance
    Granular Activated Carbon: A Long-Term Solution For Meeting DPB Compliance

    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.

  • 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.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

ETS-UV™ For Wastewater Treatment ETS-UV™ For Wastewater Treatment

Many municipalities had adopted ultraviolet (UV) disinfection treatment over chemical based disinfection.  UV disinfection is efficient, low cost and an environmentally friendly way to disinfect water.  The process is safer for operators and the community; UV is a chemical free process that adds nothing to the water but light.  Read more about how the UV disinfection works.  Unlike chlorine, UV disinfection is able to inactivate pathogens such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.  Discharged wastewater with these pathogens becomes dangerous drinking and recreational water for downstream communities.    

Aftersales Solutions And Services Aftersales Solutions And Services

At De Nora, we are strongly committed to providing aftersales and service support for our entire equipmen portfolio and similar competitive equipment.

TrojanUV3000™PTP — Wastewater Disinfection System TrojanUV3000™PTP — Wastewater Disinfection System

Designed as a generic type of UV disinfection unit, the Trojan Package Treatment Plant (PTP) is very price competitive and offers an "off-the-shelf" solution for operators with limited budgets and limited treatment requirements.

Wallace & Tiernan® Disinfection Wallace & Tiernan® Disinfection

Evoqua Water Technologies is the premier provider of total disinfection and chemical dosing solutions. Our extensive portfolio, which includes the trusted Wallace & Tiernan product line, is designed to meet your most rigorous demands in virtually any water application and give you access to both the latest advances and widest range of proven technologies.

High Speed CSO Filtration System High Speed CSO Filtration System

As measures of improving the combined sewer system, this high rate filtration system filters the rain water, which flowed directly to the river before, by using our original filter media. This new treatment system can be installed in the existed facilities and supplies stable filtrations for rainfall flow fluctuation.

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

New compact chlorinator incorporates pioneering Capital Controls® technology with exciting new features. All three models - from 10-10,000 ppd - are available with automatic or manual feed and a larger 10” flowmeter. Sonic operation on the 4100 model eliminates the need for a differential pressure regulator.  On automatic models, an additional controller isn’t needed, reducing components – and costs. 

Oxelia™ Oxelia™

Xylem’s Leopold Oxelia is an ozone-enhanced biologically active filtration system and multi-barrier solution for municipal wastewater treatment. The Leopold Oxelia system combines ozone, filtration and analytical instrumentation to deliver optimal wastewater treatment for water reuse and discharge into sensitive waters.

Wastewater Equipment Retrofit, Rehab and Aftermarket Solutions Wastewater Equipment Retrofit, Rehab and Aftermarket Solutions

When demand increases, regulations change, and components reach their useful life, Evoqua Water Technologies responds.

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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

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.

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.

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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.