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Dual Parallel Lateral Filter Underdrains Selected To Replace Underperforming Nozzle Design At Mexico's Largest Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Dual Parallel Lateral Filter Underdrains Selected To Replace Underperforming Nozzle Design At Mexico's Largest Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Located about 78 miles (125 kilometers) west of Mexico City lies the municipality of Villa de Allende, home of Mexico’s largest potable water treatment plant. The Los Berros water treatment plant was constructed in 1980 by the National Water Commission (Conagua), an agency of the Mexican government that manages the nation’s drinking water and wastewater treatment. The plant provides 396.3 million gal/day (1.5 billion L/day) of water to the country’s capital city, equivalent to approximately 25 percent of the total water supply of the western hemisphere’s most populace metropolitan area.

  • Denitrification Filters Meet Strict, Varying Nitrogen Limits
    Denitrification Filters Meet Strict, Varying Nitrogen Limits

    The cities of Littleton and Englewood, CO, just south of Denver, share a wastewater plant — the Littleton/Englewood advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) plant located in Englewood. The 7886 m3/hr (50-mgd) Littleton/Englewood AWT plant serves more than 300,000 residents in the Denver metropolitan area. The facility also receives sewage from 21 districts within a 75 square mile service area. Plant effluent is discharged to the Denver metro area’s major watershed, the South Platte River.

  • Award-Winning Design Helps WWTP Protect Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Award-Winning Design Helps WWTP Protect Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    Arlington County’s Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in South Arlington, VA, is located on 35 acres of land squeezed into a commercial/residential neighborhood less than a mile west of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The facility treats flows from nearly all of Arlington. In addition, nearly 20 percent of the plant’s flow comes from neighboring localities such as Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Falls Church. Effluent from the plant is discharged into Four Mile Run to the south, which feeds into the Potomac River and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Methanol Dosing Technology Helps Denitrification System Pass Rigorous Performance Test
    Methanol Dosing Technology Helps Denitrification System Pass Rigorous Performance Test

    In 2007, Greenville, SC-based Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority (WCRSA) conducted a rigorous performance test on a new tertiary treatment technology to assess its ability to effectively remove nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) without using excess amounts of methanol at its Lower Reedy Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

  • Denitrification/Filtration Technology Helps Wastewater Treatment Plant Meet China’s Stringent Class 1A Standards
    Denitrification/Filtration Technology Helps Wastewater Treatment Plant Meet China’s Stringent Class 1A Standards

    As a result of China’s rapid economic development in recent years, the country has implemented more stringent environmental standards. Local environmental protection departments now require most urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) to apply strict enforcement measures to meet Class IA effluent discharge standards according to the Discharge Standard of Pollutants for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (GB18918-2002).

  • 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.

  • Treatment Plant Upgrade Eases Operations And Increases Safety
    Treatment Plant Upgrade Eases Operations And Increases Safety

    Now in operation for well over two years in the Malambo, Colombia, the Microclor® system has proven itself in terms of reliability and safety. According to management, the clear, vertically-oriented cells and the system’s open architecture allow for easy inspection and simplify any minor maintenance that might be required.

  • West Deptford Energy Station Becomes Model Of Highly Efficient And Sustainable Energy Generation
    West Deptford Energy Station Becomes Model Of Highly Efficient And Sustainable Energy Generation

    Veolia furnished West Deptford Energy with a BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter (BAF) and Hydrotech Discfilter system, allowing effluent from a municipal wastewater plant to be reused, with a treatment capacity of 7.35 MGD, in the operation of their new “green” energy station. 

  • 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.

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WASTEWATER FILTRATION PRODUCTS

ROMAG™ CSO Screen ROMAG™ CSO Screen

The ROMAG RSW CSO Screen, fitted between the discharge culvert and the relief sewer, reliably retains all visible solids during peak events.

AltaPac™ AltaPac™

The AltaPac™ Ultrafiltration Package System is designed as an economical ultrafiltration membrane treatment system that is both easy to use and simple to install. This versatile system can process flows up to 100 gpm on surface waters and 180 gpm on ground waters.

LuminUltra Wastewater (QG21W™) LuminUltra Wastewater (QG21W™)

LuminUltra Wastewater (QG21W) is the key to a new level of efficiency in biological wastewater treatment plant operation! QG21W provides the ability to measure the size of the living biomass population (Cellular ATP, cATP), its relative health (Biomass Stress Index, BSI), and suspended solids activity (Active Biomass Ratio, ABR) at any point in the process. Use this information to manage return sludge pumping rates, air and nutrient dosages, and to proactively identify and eliminate toxicity.

ACTIFLO Process For Wet Weather And Wastewater Treatment ACTIFLO Process For Wet Weather And Wastewater Treatment

ACTIFLO® is a high rate, compact process developed by Veolia Water Technologies. The process operates with microsand which enhances floc formation and acts as a ballast to aid in rapid settlement of coagulated material.

Aqua MiniDisk Cloth Media Filtration System Aqua MiniDisk Cloth Media Filtration System

This filter is designed to provide economical treatment of smaller flows with the added advantage of retrofitting existing traveling bridge sand filters.

Leopold Low-UC Anthracite Filter Media by Xylem Leopold Low-UC Anthracite Filter Media by Xylem

Low-UC anthracite filter media extends the life of your filter before the media must be changed out. Low-UC anthracite typically produces consistent improvements in turbidity removal, due, in part, to more efficient solids loading.

Leopold Universal Type S® Underdrain by Xylem Leopold Universal Type S® Underdrain by Xylem

Leopold Type S technology underdrain is designed to provide uniform distribution of wash water and air to clean every corner of the filter without media upset.

Q-SEP® Ultrafiltration (UF) Membranes Q-SEP® Ultrafiltration (UF) Membranes

Our NSF certified Q-SEP® Ultrafiltration membranes are manufactured by the patented "cloud point precipitation process" which incorporate high-strength, hollow fibers with uniform pore size distribution and deliver superior performance. The Q-SEP® Ultrafiltration membranes are made from a hydrophilic polyether sulfone (PES) material with excellent low fouling characteristics.

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WASTEWATER FILTRATION PODCASTS

A Fresh Look At Membrane Bioreactors A Fresh Look At Membrane Bioreactors

Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are not new, but they are the subject of renewed interest among utilities, and for Carollo Engineers Vice President Andrew Gilmore. He sat down with Water Talk's Todd Schnick and Kevin Westerling to discuss the MBR renaissance and the reason for their rise in popularity.

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.

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WASTEWATER FILTRATION VIDEO

S&L Redesigns TITAN MBR™ S&L Redesigns TITAN MBR™

Delivering the best MBR experience, Smith & Loveless announces the new TITAN MBR™.

An Underdrain Like No Other An Underdrain Like No Other

Matt Shoemaker, North American Sales Manager for Leopold -- A Xylem Brand, talks through the features of the Type 360 Underdrain, a bolt-down system with a design that allows for longer filter runs, higher efficiency, less backwash water, and extended media life. With a flow concept that avoids dead zones and patented self-cleaning capabilities, the Type 360 is easy to own and operate. Get a close look and hear more about its unique properties in this video.

Leopold Type 360 Underdrain: Video Leopold Type 360 Underdrain: Video

The Leopold brand of Xylem has been providing the most efficient water and wastewater treatment filtration systems available since 1922. The Leopold difference – effectively backwashing 100 percent of the media.

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.

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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.