When a piece of process equipment needs to be replaced, it is tempting to go with a straight replacement in kind – same manufacturer, same model, just the latest version of “the same”. But often, full consideration of other options opens new possibilities for your treatment plant. That was certainly the case for Plainfield, Indiana.
Packaged Wastewater Treatment Plants offer many advantages, flexibility notwithstanding. One plant in particular, located in Georgia, needed to be upgraded to handle the increased flows from a growing city and to address new effluent discharge regulations. The tight plant site offered minimal opportunity for routine expansion of the packaged wastewater plant volumes, hence special designs were needed. Learn how this 200,000 GPD system is thriving.
Aeration Industries International, Inc. is playing a key role in cleaning up water worldwide to help preserve the earth’s most precious resource, water. When the Chinese city of Lin An planned an expansion to their oxidation oval system, officials were looking for a new type of aeration system that would offer process performance and trouble free operation. The company's AIRE-O2 TRITON process aerator/mixers were the ideal solution for the Lin An wastewater treatment facility.
When the Jacksonville, Florida Naval Air Station needed to increase oxygen in their aeration basins, they turned to RWL Water. Five submersible HURRICANE aerators provide bottom-up mixing, drawing surface air and dispersing it in a 360-degree pattern near the basin floor. Long bubble hang time results in excellent oxygen transfer, and ensures excellent BOD and ammonia removal, treating flows up to 3 MGD.
Wastewater from dairy applications has high amounts of calcium and phosphorus. This characteristic may cause scaling on the media of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor and may cause poor COD removal. Veolia was able to retrofit the client’s existing MBBR with the newly designed Z-MBBR media by AnoxKaldnes, which improved the operation of the entire wastewater system.
Disposable, throw-away products are making raw sewage pumping tougher than ever. The Jefferson Street Pump Station at the City of Centralia, WA had a problem demanding a cost-effective solution. By Glenn Dorsch, P.E, VP/Chief Engineer, Vaughan Co. Inc.
Well on the way to becoming a total environmental monitoring solutions provider, Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has applied its expertise in air and water quality monitoring to aid the Malaysian government in safeguarding the nation's water supply. A broad contract between ASMA and Malaysia's Department of the Environment partners the two entities in a highly efficient system that gathers long-term trend data on water quality while also maintaining an early warning system to alert officials and water treatment operators of pollution discharges in key reaches of the country's river system
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.
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.
The Littleton/Englewood wastewater treatment plant, Colorado, put in place processes to effectively monitor the levels of ammonia in their wastewater treatment.
In the early days of variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for manufacturing synthetic fiber, steel bars, and aluminum foil.
Hypochlorite has some significant environmental concerns associated with DBPs and residual toxicity.
Nitrate is present in high levels in wastewater due in part to the high nitrates present in human sewage but also from some types of industrial effluent entering the municipal sewer system.
The clarity of water in a stream, river or ocean is a key determinant in fostering a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem. The clearer the water, the greater the ability of light to penetrate to aquatic plants which generate the oxygen needed for aquatic life.
UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254 nm wavelength. UV light at this wavelength actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as cryptosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm.
Radar technology is often viewed as the “best” method of level measurement, but this isn’t necessarily true in the water industry.
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
Water quality laboratories across the nation are faced with both a rising level of water quality awareness amongst the general public, as well as rising costs in water quality monitoring. As a result, laboratories are looking for more efficient ways to provide higher quality monitoring.
Researchers have developed a membrane system that utilizes gravity to reduce operational requirements, proving that simplicity can be a beautiful thing.
For the past few decades, and increasingly today, ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been successfully used around the world for municipal wastewater disinfection. As a growing alternative and a direct replacement technology to chemical (chlorine) disinfection, UV does not produce harmful by-products and is non-toxic to the environment. Furthermore, UV technology is recognized as the “green” disinfection solution with a low environmental impact.
Odor issues continue to plague wastewater treatment plants all over the country. With a range of foul smells caused by varied contributors, one research project sought to provide a breath of fresh air.
With public safety of primary concern, real-time sensors may be the catalyst for assurance and expansion of potable reuse treatment schemes.
Researchers have begun to explore the idea of 3D printing as a way to manufacture membranes. What could the cutting-edge technology mean for water and wastewater treatment?
True to its name, the State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade Program leverages the latest technology and innovation to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the environment around our nation’s capital.