WASTEWATER FILTRATION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Improving The Quality Of Secondary Wastewater For Indirect Potable Reuse—From Pilot To Full Scale Plant
Improving The Quality Of Secondary Wastewater For Indirect Potable Reuse—From Pilot To Full Scale Plant

In spite of the recent abundance of water, many of California’s aquifers continue to balance on the edge of water scarcity. Decades of overpumping have reduced the amount of ground water available to supplement surface water resources diminished by drought. The Pure Water Monterey Ground Water Replenishment Project (Monterey Pure), addressed the need to replenish a local aquifer, by piloting Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) processes, to determine the best method to convert secondary wastewater into a pure water resource.

  • Water Resource Recovery Facility Replaces its Aging UV System - Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Case Study)
    Water Resource Recovery Facility Replaces its Aging UV System - Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Case Study)

    Significant innovation had occurred in the 17 years since the TrojanUV4000™ was installed at the Murfreesboro Water Resource Recovery Facility. Advancements associated with system efficacy, simplified maintenance, and energy efficiency had been introduced, all of which correlate to cost savings. Such advancements can all be found in the TrojanUVSigna™ – the UV system that was selected for the upgrade.

  • BIOSTYR® Improves Health Of The Long Island Sound
    BIOSTYR® Improves Health Of The Long Island Sound

    The New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in the Westchester County, New York, discharging to the Long Island Sound. It serves a population base of 65,000 people and is permitted to treat average flows of up to 20.6 MGD. Operating with primary clarification and pure oxygen-based activated sludge treatment since a 1979 upgrade, the plant only removed BOD and TSS from the wastewater.

  • Bringing An END™ To RO Brine And Difficult Brackish Water Treatment
    Bringing An END™ To RO Brine And Difficult Brackish Water Treatment

    Access to clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. By some estimates over 1.5 billion people face water scarcity issues that directly threaten their health or economic welfare on a daily basis. More concerning, the impacts of climate change and global population growth are expected to exacerbate these issues to impact over 2.3 billion people by the year 2050. These sobering facts are why six of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are focused on providing access to clean, safe water. Part of solving this challenge is reducing industrial water consumption to conserve water resources.

  • Put An END™ To Silica Fouling
    Put An END™ To Silica Fouling

    Despite the tremendous advancements in water treatment technology over the past several decades, a handful of compounds remain significant challenges.  Among the most challenging for water treatment systems is silica which can lead to irreversible fouling in modern (RO) treatment systems.  Magna Imperio’s new Electrochemical Nano Diffusion (END™) process offers a simple and cost-effective solution for treatment of raw water and brine streams with high silica concentrations.

  • Luxury Resort Chooses AdvanTex® For Its Low Life-Cycle Costs
    Luxury Resort Chooses AdvanTex® For Its Low Life-Cycle Costs

    A new luxury resort was planned for a scenic location just outside the small Greek village of Paliouri. With no municipal sewer available, the investors needed a decentralized wastewater treatment system. The system would have to consistently meet discharge limits, allow for future expansion, and offer low life-cycle costs. Also, it would need to operate with minimal odor or sound, so as to go unnoticed by guests.

  • Addressing Fouling Challenges In Water Treatment With RO Membrane
    Addressing Fouling Challenges In Water Treatment With RO Membrane

    Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are widely used in potable water, wastewater, and industrial applications. However, a major issue in the application of RO membrane technology for desalination and wastewater reclamation is membrane fouling. It limits operating flux, decreases water production, and increases power consumption. Membrane fouling also increases the need for RO plants to perform periodical membrane CIP procedure. These problems decrease process efficiency, increase operation cost, and raise environmental issues related to the CIP solutions disposal.

  • Two Products Combine To Provide An Enhanced Nutrient Removal Advantage To Protect Our Waterways
    Two Products Combine To Provide An Enhanced Nutrient Removal Advantage To Protect Our Waterways

    Cherokee County, GA, conducted an extensive on-site pilot evaluation of several available process options and technologies, including various plate settler designs. Read the full case study to learn how enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) integrated design continues to deliver water quality of <0.1 mg/L Ammonia, <0.07 mg/L Phosphorus and <0.5 NTU. Not only does the WWTP consistently meet EPA direct discharge limits on BOD, Total Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Turbidity, but these final effluent values readily exceed surface water discharge permits levels.

  • Starch Mill Anaerobic & Aerobic WWTP Monitoring Program
    Starch Mill Anaerobic & Aerobic WWTP Monitoring Program

    Over the course of a 1.5-month field experiment at a Canadian starch mill biological wastewater treatment process, LuminUltra Technologies demonstrated the benefits of using 2nd Generation ATP® monitoring technology. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) monitoring technology is an accurate biomass measurement that can rapidly monitor all types of biological wastewater treatment processes, aerobic and anaerobic alike.

  • Denitrification Technology Significantly Improves Polluted Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Denitrification Technology Significantly Improves Polluted Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    The 64,000 sq ft Chesapeake Bay Watershed includes parts of MD, VA, WV, PA, and NY. Of the 1,000s of WWTPs supporting nearly 18 million people in the watershed, 470 are designated by EPA as significant sources of nutrients and TSS. Algal blooms reduce DO levels in the water, killing plant and animal life — from marsh grasses to blue crabs to rockfish. Learn how De Nora TETRA Denite technology is treating 450+ MGD in the Bay.

  • Ecomuseum Zoo: High Efficiency Filtration Reduces Turbidity & Maintenance Costs
    Ecomuseum Zoo: High Efficiency Filtration Reduces Turbidity & Maintenance Costs

    ​The Ecomuseum Zoo is home to the most impressive ambassadors of Quebec’s wildlife. All residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo are there for a special reason: orphaned, injured or born under professional human care, each of them could not return to the wild. Hence, they have found a forever home at the zoo.

Automated Residual Boosting System Improves Chloramine Levels, Eliminates Nitrification In 400,000-gal Tank
Automated Residual Boosting System Improves Chloramine Levels, Eliminates Nitrification In 400,000-gal Tank

Like many municipalities in urban and suburban areas, San Bruno’s source water comes both from its own groundwater supply and through a purchase agreement with a major water utility — in this case, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). And, like many municipalities in California, SFPUC, along with San Bruno, switched from free chlorine to chloramines in 2003 largely to reduce disinfection by-products.

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WASTEWATER FILTRATION PRODUCTS

Leopold® CT2 Submerged Sludge Collector by Xylem Leopold® CT2 Submerged Sludge Collector by Xylem

By simplifying the water treatment process, the CT2® increases plant efficiency, reduces maintenance time, and total system operational costs.

Arkal Super Galaxy Self-Cleaning Disc Filter Arkal Super Galaxy Self-Cleaning Disc Filter

The Arkal Super Galaxy is a high-flow rate, self-cleaning, automatic disc filter. It is practical for water and wastewater treatment plants, central water systems for irrigation, large cooling tower power plants, ballast water, and saltwater, as it handles desalination. In addition, it controls algae and reduces hydraulic filtration degrees to less than 20 microns. Its vertical and horizontal installation options accommodate all space issues.

BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter

BIOSTYR® is a simple and innovative process, which carries out effective biological treatment of residual water at minimum operating cost. Highly compact, BIOSTYR® combines (in a single structure), the biological reactor that degrades pollution and the phase separation that removes the matter transformed by purification.

AquaPrime™: Cloth Media Filter AquaPrime™: Cloth Media Filter

The AquaPrime system utilizes a disk configuration and the exclusive OptiFiber® cloth filtration media to effectively filter screened, de-gritted, raw municipal sewage. This proven technology easily handles significantly higher solids loading rates compared to secondary clarified effluent (by a factor of 3 to 5 times) with the added ability to sustain a low TSS concentration, making it an ideal solution for both wet weather treatment and primary treatment in lieu of conventional sedimentation systems.

Leopold&reg; Type XA&trade; Underdrain Leopold® Type XA™ Underdrain

Engineered for easy installation, with a revolutionary new low profile design that provides superior versatility and performance, the Leopold® Type XA™ underdrain gives you
and your client peace of mind.

Continuous Backwash Sand Filters Continuous Backwash Sand Filters

The continuous backwash upflow sand filter is an ideal technology for tertiary nutrient removal. The deep bed upflow approach allows the filter to operate continuously, as backwashing of the media is an integral part of the filtering process. In addition, the continuous backwash sand filter is easy to operate and allows for mechanical, chemical and biological filtration processes.

Coconut Shell Activated Carbon:  A Green Technology Coconut Shell Activated Carbon: A Green Technology

At Jacobi Carbons, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.  We are the only coconut shell carbon manufacturer with the foresight to have attained ISO 14001, the only globally accepted standard for environmental management. With the commitment of our entire organization we have been able to achieve the delicate balance addressed by the standard of maintaining profitability while reducing environmental impact.

FiltraFast&trade; Extreme-Rate Compressible Media Filter FiltraFast™ Extreme-Rate Compressible Media Filter

FiltraFast™ is a high-rate downflow gravity or pressure filter that uses a unique compressible media. The filter only uses hydraulic loading to create the required media porosity without any mechanical compressing devices. A proprietary backwash sequence enables maximum recovery, extends media life, and limits energy consumption. This process 1) significantly reduces the footprint compared to sand filters, and 2) reduces maintenance and replacement costs required by disc filters, and other compressible media filters.

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WASTEWATER FILTRATION PODCASTS

From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems

Jon Loveland, Global Practice Leader - Alternative Water Supply at Black & Veatch, shares insight on a major development for membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems and potable reuse.

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.”

New Tools For Improving Membrane Bioreactors New Tools For Improving Membrane Bioreactors

Toray Membrane USA introduced an aptly-named product at WEFTEC 2017, the NHP (New High Performance) module for membrane bioreactors (MBRs). Toray's Peter Waldron sat down with Water Online to discuss how the NHP, which features thin membrane flat sheets densely packed into easily interchangeable cassettes, differs from current industry offerings and how these features benefit MBR operation.

De Nora Doubles Down On Innovation De Nora Doubles Down On Innovation

With 29 locations, 1,600 employees and research facilities in Japan, Italy and the United States, DeNora is one of the largest disinfection and filtration companies in the world. As Gary Lohse, Regional Sales Manager for De Nora, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, the acquisition of the former Severn Trent manufacturing division coupled with De Nora’s product innovation strength is driving enhancements to some of the most respected brands in the water industry.

Selecting The Right Membrane For The Job Selecting The Right Membrane For The Job

In this Water Online Radio exclusive interview, Fred Wiesler, Global Director of Sales for the QUA Group, discusses some of the company’s key products, including the EnviQ that uses a flat sheet PVDF membrane, and has a .04-micron pore size. It provides ultrafiltration quality water, with the strength of a PVDF flat sheet membrane.

Decentralized Membrane Treatment Technology Decentralized Membrane Treatment Technology

In the early 90s, Bio-Microbics introduced membrane treatment technology, traditionally used in drinking water treatment plants, to the decentralized treatment market. In this Water Online Radio interview, Jennifer Cisneros, Director of Marketing for Bio-Microbics and Chair of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association’s Marketing Committee, discusses the use of the onsite technology at an oyster bar where Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) was about three times the level of ammonia.

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WASTEWATER FILTRATION VIDEO

Stokes' Law and How Inclined Plate Settlers (Lamellas) Work Stokes' Law and How Inclined Plate Settlers (Lamellas) Work

In this video, we discuss the curious science that is the inclined plate settler (also known as a Lamella). The process is a bit counter-intuitive, but through an interesting experiment, this video shows how they work. Inclined plate settlers can reduce required footprint by 80% compared to traditional gravity settling.

DE NORA TETRA: Trusted Filtration Technologies DE NORA TETRA: Trusted Filtration Technologies

De Nora brings a long history of innovation to familiar water treatment technologies like DE NORA TETRA filtration products. For more than 55 years, De Nora has been providing filtration process expertise and global innovation with DE NORA TETRATM Denite® denitrification systems, DeepBed™ tertiary AWT filters, underdrains for water and wastewater treatment, and submerged aerated biological filters.

MRI Inclined Plate Settler System Video - Treating More Water in Less Space MRI Inclined Plate Settler System Video - Treating More Water in Less Space

This video provides a detailed explanation of the process and benefits of the MRI Inclined Plate Settler System over conventional settling methods. MRI’s Inclined Plate Settlers and Hoseless Cable-Vac Sludge Collectors combine in this system to provide a reduced footprint, cost savings, zero energy usage, and superior efficiency and effluent quality.  

How To Assemble A Brentwood Tube Settler Module How To Assemble A Brentwood Tube Settler Module

This video was developed to aid in the assembly of a Brentwood Tube Settler Module. Visit our website if you have questions or would like to learn more about other Brentwood water & wastewater products.

DynaSand® EcoWash® Hybrid Video DynaSand® EcoWash® Hybrid Video

Parkson has taken a very unique and highly creative approach to create a new DynaSand® product video that provides customers a crystal clear picture of what differentiates the EcoWash® hybrid sand filter from all other sand filters. We think you will appreciate the entirely “out of the box” approach and promise you will not find this to be the usual dull and uninteresting product video.

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ABOUT WASTEWATER FILTRATION

Wastewater filtration is often part of the tertiary treatment process that involves the final removal of suspended particles from water that has passed through both the primary and secondary treatment phases and immediately precedes disinfection. As the water passes through the filter, residual suspended material and bacteria is trapped in the filter and are removed from the filtered water. Passage can be blocked by physical obstruction, biological action, adsorption, absorption or a combination of ways. Wastewater filtration is usually the final step in the solids removal process.

With regulations increasing around wastewater effluent, the use of ultrafiltration and microfiltration systems in further polishing effluent has grown. Sand or activated carbon filters can provide a media for bacterial decomposition of nutrients, converting nitrates into nitrogen gas. The rise of water reuse applications is also fueling the increasing use of filters during the final polishing stages of the wastewater treatment process.