WASTEWATER TREATMENT

iStock-1054574144 Water Utility OT vs. IT — It’s Not A Battle, It’s A Balance

The chemistry of optimizing water/wastewater treatment extends far beyond chlorine and oxygen. It also involves synthesizing productive insights from the flood of IT data generated by operational technology (OT) sensors, instruments, and control systems. Here’s how better operational intelligence strategies are helping IT and OT personnel collaborate to make processes more cost-efficient.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • The Challenges Of Combined Heat And Power Generation From Biogas

    Driven by tight budgets and competing needs for limited CAPEX funds, wastewater treatment plants are increasingly looking to reduce their operating expenses. Many are now referring to themselves as water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), reflecting a heightened focus on recovering nutrients, methane, and a host of other properties from their waste flows. The largest boon to date has come from thermal energy, but producing biogas comes with its own set of challenges, including accurate gas flow measurement.

  • FlexRake® Celebrates 20 Years Of Continuous Operation In Michigan

    In 1997, back before text messaging and cell phones, Duperon Corporation installed the FlexRake® FP Full Penetration Coarse Bar Screen into its first wastewater treatment plant at the City of Adrian, Michigan. The same equipment is in operation today, with all of its original components, with the exception of a motor/drive head bearing replacement. 

  • 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.

  • Plant Operations And Maintenance Staff Benefits From New Headworks

    The high cost of maintenance and unsatisfactory performance of the aging equipment in the Bonnybrook headworks made it clear that significant changes were in order. The older poorly performing headworks allowed screenings to pass to the downstream process units causing operational and maintenance problems. By installing the Huber RakeMax® and matching WAP washpress, Calgary’s process performance immediately improved.

  • Los Osos Water Recycling Facility Manages High Volume Of RFIs And Submittals

    The Los Osos Water Recycling Facility is the final phase of the Los Osos Wastewater Project (LOWWP). The new 13-acre, USD 48 million facility will service the city of Los Osos’ new wastewater collection system, which includes sewer and recycled water lines, sewer laterals, pump stations, and leach fields. Prior to the new collection system and recycling facility, the entire city relied on a septic system. When completed, the new recycling facility and wastewater system will be operated and maintained by the County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

  • Advanced Diagnostics of Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    Many thermal mass flow meters are of the insertion type. As a starting point, proper insertion depth and straight run per the manufacturer’s recommendations should be adhered to.

  • Moving Waste Water Is All Downhill To Teton Pass

    The town of Wilson, Wyoming - nestled along serene Fish Creek, is home of the famous Teton Pass. In the winter, Teton Pass is used by thousands of visitors as a backcountry skiing and snowboarding playground, with acres of snow-covered terrain. In the summer, Teton Pass offers everything from downhill mountain biking to casual day hikes surrounded by an abundance of colorful wildflowers. Each year, the area grows in popularity, bringing new tourism and population growth alike. By The Gorman-Rupp Company

  • POWERCHINA Zhongnan Standardizes 3D Collaborative Design Of Water Projects

    China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) (2011-2015) allotted 20 percent more funds for municipal wastewater treatment projects to address the pervasive pollution caused by rapid urbanization and inadequate sewage disposal.

  • White Paper: Hoffman Revolution Blower Continues Tradition Of Innovative Design The Hoffman U.S. Machinery Division was established in 1905 outside of East Syracuse, New York. The initial product was an exhauster for the dry cleaning industry — pulling a steam vacuum across the garments.
  • ICEAS SBR Technology Improves Effluent Water Quality For St. Joseph WWTP

    St. Joseph Sanitary District No. 1, near La Crosse, WI, operated a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that served approximately 1,000 residential customers.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPLICATION NOTES

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Offering you the flexibility to monitor multiple gas types at the push of a button, rotate the housing as needed for tight installations, and configure meter settings from advanced software, the FOX Model FT4A thermal mass flow meter and temperature transmitter can be used in a large variety of Oil & Gas, Industrial, and Wastewater gas flow measurement applications.

Veolia Water Technologies provides clients with mobile water solutions utilizing the Actiflo Turbo high-rate clarification technology. With more than 800 references around the world, the Actiflo technology has been in use for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment for more than 20 years.

The IFT Rotary Drum Sludge Thickener offers best in class performance for achieving 5-15% solids for municipal wastewater sludge. JWC’s Rotary Drum Thickener almost exclusively utilizes woven wire mesh screening panels for the construction of the drum. This allows for capture rates in excess of 98% and a much lower polymer use compared to systems using perforated plates or wedgewire drums.  The wire mesh screening media is built into removable panels that are installed on a drum frame.  This allows for a simple exchange of screening panels if they are damaged or conditions change without having to acquire a full drum.

 

The Millennium II (M21) single channel universal transmitters have been engineered from the ground-up to include the innovative features that managers and operators in the field demand, while providing rock solid day-to-day operation, even in the most extreme conditions. The Millennium II redefines what you expect from a fixed gas detection solution.

RollsAIR™ & RollsAIR™ HS-STP®: Offering versatility and consistent high performance for multi-family residential and large commercial properties. The RollsAIR™ and the RollsAIR™ HS-STP® offer a cost effective method to treat larger flows for a multitude of applications.

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).

LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT

  • National Recognition For WISE Water Practices

    Denver Water and partners pull down big award for pioneering region-wide reuse project.

  • Achieving Water Authority Compliance With Automated Wastewater Treatment

    Automated wastewater treatment systems help manufacturers remain in compliance with EPA and local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor, and disposal.

  • When To Replace Your RO Membrane

    On the surface, it might seem that knowing when to replace the membrane elements in a reverse osmosis (RO) system would be simple. In attempting to keep it simple, many companies will use one or more of the following guidelines for replacing their membrane.

  • How Is Zeolite Water Treatment Media Used In Water And Wastewater Treatment?

    Technology is constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of humanity, and one of those needs is for clean water. The water treatment industry is always researching, testing, and developing new and improved ways in which to treat wastewater and drinking water in ways that are both efficient and environmentally friendly. Zeolite water filtration media is a sustainable, natural treatment solution for drinking water, grey water, and wastewater treatment.

  • The Drive Towards Digital Transformation

    It seems that everywhere that you go in the water industry at the current time, somebody is talking about digital transformation…or if we go back five minutes, it was Water 4.0…and 10 minutes ago (it seems), it was “smart water.” These are all very well used buzzwords that the industry is destined to think about for a short-term and then promptly forget about. In reality, though, we as an industry have been hit by a number of different concepts for a number of different technological aspects for a good number of years now. For almost as long we have had a term for all of this — “widgets.”

  • Peracetic Acid: An Effective Wastewater Disinfectant

    Peracetic acid (PAA) is one of the most versatile and widely used disinfectants on the market. PAA has proven to be an excellent sanitizer and disinfectant in the food, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries for industrial water treatment, as well as an excellent disinfectant for use in the wastewater treatment industry.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

Learn about the importance of "right-sizing" positive displacement blowers in wastewater treatment plants. Includes several examples and tips for saving energy, keeping machines within operating ranges and more.

Atlas Copco's ZS screw blower saves energy in a wastewater treatment plant.

Endress+Hauser has been present on the water and wastewater market for decades.

The Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) process is typically installed as a retrofit solution for conventional activated sludge systems that are at or beyond capacity.

Adam explains why the toilet paper industry's recent advertising ploy is clogging our drains.