WASTEWATER TREATMENT

I-BOx® 6000 Biological Odor Control SystemRemoves Odors From Laguna SOCWA Lift Station
I-BOx® 6000 Biological Odor Control SystemRemoves Odors From Laguna SOCWA Lift Station

After decades in service, the wet well at the Laguna Southwest Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) lift station became dilapidated. The project included a hybrid manhole/junction structure that would also serve as the bypass wet well during the rehabilitation work. Upon completion of the wet well rehabilitation, the temporary sewage bypass pumping system was removed and normal lift station operation was restored.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Headworks Bio Commissions First IFAS System In Costa Rica
    Headworks Bio Commissions First IFAS System In Costa Rica

    In late 2013, Headworks Bio Inc. was awarded a contract with General Contractor Soluciones Tecnicas Ambientales, S.A. (SOLAMSA) to supply an IFAS system to upgrade the existing Ptar El Roble conventional activated sludge (CAS) treatment facility in Puntarenas, Costa Rica — the first IFAS installation in the country.

  • Has The Ideal Biocarrier Finally Been Developed?
    Has The Ideal Biocarrier Finally Been Developed?

    In order to improve the efficiency of biofilm technologies, a high-performance biocarrier has been developed, based on requests for ideal carrier characteristics.

  • Sustainable Nutrient Removal With IFAS
    Sustainable Nutrient Removal With IFAS

    With the AnoxKaldnes Hybas IFAS system, the City of Cocoa Beach, FL, met the challenges of tighter nutrient regulations, site constraints, and operating conditions. And the project met the city’s goals to meet these challenges with a simultaneous decrease in energy use. On top of that, the city did not need to increase operations time or staffing to meet these goals. With the AnoxKaldnes Hybas IFAS system, the city is now meeting stricter nutrient regulations – and doing it sustainably.

  • CCD Technology Succeeds With Well Water Purification
    CCD Technology Succeeds With Well Water Purification

    The Kittansett Golf Club in Marion, Massachusetts is rated one of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest Magazine.

  • How To Revolutionize The Water Industry In 5 Simple Steps
    How To Revolutionize The Water Industry In 5 Simple Steps

    Turning wastewater into drinking water. Fueling cars with tap water. Installing “waterless” toilets in airport restrooms. Each and every day, people around the globe are trying to transform the water industry in many ways. Here are five steps to help you revolutionize the water industry.

  • Time-Tested Technology: 25 Years of Trickling Filter Media Success
    Time-Tested Technology: 25 Years of Trickling Filter Media Success

    The Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest wastewater treatment facility in Missouri with an average flow rate of 123 MGD. In the mid-1980s, the facility expanded to provide secondary treatment. The goal of the upgrade was to select a reliable process that would achieve high-rate BOD removal.

  • Wastewater Disinfection - San Juan Cosala, Mexico (Case Study)
    Wastewater Disinfection - San Juan Cosala, Mexico (Case Study)

    The State Water Commission of Jalisco (CEA Jalisco) is responsible for several municipal wastewater treatment plants discharging into Lake Chapala.

  • Switch To Hybrid Blowers Offsets 68% Electrical Rate Increase For WWTP
    Switch To Hybrid Blowers Offsets 68% Electrical Rate Increase For WWTP

    The Old Orchard Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) serves the town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, a coastal resort community where the population swells from 9,000 year-round residents to 75,000 in late June through early August, when seasonal residents and day trippers descend for the peak summer months.

  • N-Technology Impeller Pumps Eliminate FOG Buildup At Resort And Casino
    N-Technology Impeller Pumps Eliminate FOG Buildup At Resort And Casino

    The successful addition of new restaurants and clubs at a resort and casino in Upstate NY brought with them a flow of fats, oil and grease (FOG), which gelled into a floating blanket atop the main station’s wet well, where the sewage flows converge from the network of smaller stations throughout the property boundaries.

  • Mobile Control Center Maximizes Plant Operating Efficiencies
    Mobile Control Center Maximizes Plant Operating Efficiencies

    The City of Geneva is located on the Seneca Lake in the wine-producing area of New York known as the Finger Lakes region. The drinking water facility, a Pall 2-train custom Aria™ membrane system, is operated by a team that prides itself in serving the clean water needs of its constituents. Integral to those efforts is the leveraging of tablet technology for maximizing plant operating efficiencies and minimizing downtime.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions
    Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions

    The C445 motor management relay offers the most configurable protection options in the industry, with features specifically designed to protect critical pumps from costly damages due to dead-head and other underloaded or starved pump conditions.

  • Aerated Biological Nitrogen Removal
    Aerated Biological Nitrogen Removal

    Excess ammonia in receiving waters causes algal blooms that decrease oxygen levels. For this reason, many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) must limit ammonia in discharge. Mike Rousey, Hach Company

  • Chlorine Measurement In Wastewater And Regulated Discharge Requirements
    Chlorine Measurement In Wastewater And Regulated Discharge Requirements

    Homes, industry, schools, and businesses all generate sanitary waste, or sewage. Sewage treatment is a multistage process that cleans up wastewater before discharge or reuse. In the final step of the treatment, disinfectants are added to kill disease-causing organisms. Common disinfectants are chlorine gas and sodium hypochlorite. Chlorine dosage levels are designed to leave almost no residual in the wastewater after treatment

  • Monitoring Aromatic Organics For Optimizing Coagulation

    With the increasing awareness about the negative effects of organics within the water and wastewater treatment process along with increasingly strict water quality regulations, the need for more effective organics removal is becoming more important.

  • Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings
    Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings

    Hot Clean-In-Place (CIP) sanitization is commonly used to combat microbial growth in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Performed frequently as a prevention strategy, hot water sanitization is a requirement for high purity water (HPW) for United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).

  • Alcoholic Beverage Fusel Alcohol Testing With Static Headspace
    Alcoholic Beverage Fusel Alcohol Testing With Static Headspace

    A static headspace method was developed using Teledyne Tekmar automated headspace vial samplers to meet the method requirements of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the US Department of the Treasury (TTB) method SSD: TM:2001 for testing fusel alcohols in alcoholic beverages.

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Improve Water Quality and EDI Performance
    3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Improve Water Quality and EDI Performance

    Electrodeionization (EDI) is a widely used water treatment process. EDI technology is an electrochemical process that uses ion selective membranes and an electrical current to continuously remove ions from water. The process uses ion exchange resin to remove the ions from the feed stream, producing pure water.

  • Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities
    Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities

    Monitoring phosphate during the wastewater treatment process allows for fine-tuning and optimizing chemical dosing for removal of phosphate, which provides significant cost savings to the plant while protecting the aquatic environment downstream of the facility.

  • On-Line Phosphorous Measurement Takes The Guesswork Out Of Alum Treatment
    On-Line Phosphorous Measurement Takes The Guesswork Out Of Alum Treatment

    Phosphorous promotes eutrophication in surface waters and helps create conditions for algal blooming and oxygen depletion. Some phosphorous removal can occur naturally in a conventional biological wastewater treatment facility, but the result is not reliably compliant with increasingly strict limits on permissible phosphate levels in effluent discharged to receiving streams, ponds and lakes. By Bob Dabkowski, Hach Company

  • Ultrasonic Level Measurement In Water And Wastewater Plants
    Ultrasonic Level Measurement In Water And Wastewater Plants

    Radar technology is often viewed as the “best” method of level measurement, but this isn’t necessarily true in the water industry.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices PASSAVANT® Shut-Off Devices

The shutting off and steerage of water inlets and outlets in municipal or industrial pipe, sewage and tank systems.

Pro1030 pH/ORP/Conductivity Meter Pro1030 pH/ORP/Conductivity Meter

Rugged and reliable, the YSI Pro1030 provides everything you need in a handheld instrument for the measurement of either pH or ORP along with temperature, conductivity, specific conductance, salinity and total dissolved solids (TDS).

CD500M Dri-Prime Contractor Dewatering Pump CD500M Dri-Prime Contractor Dewatering Pump

The Godwin Dri-Prime CD500M pump offers flow rates to 14,310 USGPM and discharge heads to 162' (49m). Also it has the capability of handling solids up to 3" (80mm) in diameter.

TruLab 1310 And 1310P Laboratory Benchtop Meters TruLab 1310 And 1310P Laboratory Benchtop Meters

The YSI TruLab® line includes the 1110 (single channel), 1310 and 1310P (single channel) and 1320 and 1320P (dual channel) instruments providing easy-to-use and calibrate instruments ideal for the laboratory.

Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF)

Headworks has designed and manufactured DAFs (Dissolved Air Flotation) for many years for the cruise ship industry where the primary goal is always to operate on a small footprint.  As cruise ships can’t simply call a plumber when there is a problem, reliability of the equipment is paramount as well. It was, therefore, only a natural progression for us to expand the line into land based applications. In combination with our MBBR/IFAS solutions Headworks’ DAFs provide a super compact complete core treatment system.

Improve Clarifier Capacity and Efficiency with a FEDWA Upgrade Improve Clarifier Capacity and Efficiency with a FEDWA Upgrade

The proven Flocculating Energy Dissipating Well Arrangement (FEDWA) baffle system, part of the Envirex® product family, is a circular clarifier upgrade solution for capacity issues, poor solids settling, high-flow washouts or excessive scum build-up in center influent wells. The FEDWA system reduces flow velocities and improves flocculation for more efficient solids settling and increased treatment capacity.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT

  • How To Heat And Cool Buildings With Wastewater
    How To Heat And Cool Buildings With Wastewater

    Most companies and agencies today operate with the concept of business sustainability. This is a holistic way of managing a business that includes environmental, social, and financial responsibilities. To meet this triple bottom line, companies must find ways to be cost-efficient, socially responsible, and eco-friendly at the same time.

  • Latest Trends And Developments In The Global Water Treatment Equipment Market
    Latest Trends And Developments In The Global Water Treatment Equipment Market

    Even though 70 percent of our planet is made up of water bodies, yet the world is facing a dire scarcity of water, a basic necessity of life. More than 97 percent of the water resources available are in the form of saline water in the seas and oceans. Water is always at a high risk of getting contaminated/polluted. With rapid urbanization and demographic growth across the globe, the world has seen a staggering rise in the number of industries.

  • A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water
    A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water

    Hydraulic fracturing is a hot-button issue, but no matter where you land you should agree that more efficient produced water filters will go a long way in improving the practice.

  • Reduce Lifecycle Costs For BNR With A Phased Activated Sludge System
    Reduce Lifecycle Costs For BNR With A Phased Activated Sludge System

    Many wastewater utilities are under regulatory mandates to reduce effluent nitrogen and phosphorus. When trying to determine the best method for biological nutrient removal (BNR), lifecycle costs are an important factor.

  • Using UVC LEDs To Develop Cost-Effective, Measurement-Specific Water Quality Sensors
    Using UVC LEDs To Develop Cost-Effective, Measurement-Specific Water Quality Sensors

    Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.

  • San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources
    San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources

    San Francisco’s water and wastewater utility has developed a holistic approach to resource management, sustainable infrastructure, and reuse. What can other utilities learn from its program?

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

WRF Direct Potable Reuse Research Projects

Water Research Foundation at the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center talking with Jim Fiedler and Andrew Salveson about upcoming WRF Direct Potable Reuse research projects.

ABS Submersible Propeller Pumps VUP - Installation Animation ABS Submersible Propeller Pumps VUP - Installation Animation

ABS submersible propeller pumps of the VUP series are ideal for applications where large volumes of waste or process water have to be pumped up to heads of 12 m

Winterization Tips For Compressed Air Systems

Follow these 5 tips to make sure your compressed air system is ready for winter.

Bill Gates and Jimmy Drink Poop Water

Bill Gates challenges Jimmy to taste test water from the Omniprocessor, which turns sewage into clean drinking water.

IDE Showcases Evaporator For SAGD Water Treatment In Canada

IDE recently hosted exclusive guided tours of its horizontal falling film evaporator for SAGD water treatment at the fabrication shop in Calgary, Alberta. Over three days more than 120 industry professionals had the opportunity to experience IDE's SAGD Horizontal Evaporator first hand.

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