Air Treatment Articles

  • PNNL Researchers Convert Ethanol to Butadiene in Single Step

    On January 23, 2018, DOE announced that researchers at PNNL have developed a catalyst capable of converting ethanol directly into butadiene.  Butadiene is the building block for nearly every major synthetic plastic or rubber in the U.S, including tires, fuel hoses, and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Replacing brush rotors with AIRE-O2 TRITONS increases flow capacity and reclaimed water availability - Case Study

    Overview In 2012, the Middlebury, Indiana Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was faced with aging brush rotors and higher loads in their oxidation ditch system. When Mick Reese was hired as Plant Superintendent, the upgrade design was about 90% complete. The full system upgrade included adding an outer ring to the existing oxidation oval, construction of a new clarifier, controls ...

  • Robust systems for optimal treatment - Case Study

    Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvement District in Arizona had constructed a new 500,000 gallons per day biological wastewater treatment system in 1997. As time passed, the aging plant was unable to keep up with increasing demands. Challenges In 2012, the District started working with Sunrise Engineering to find a solution that would work in their existing plant. Sunrise ...

  • Rag time in Kalamazoo - Case Study

    Overview The Kalamazoo Lake, Sewer and Water Authority (KLSWA) In Michigan, USA, had all they could handle and more with their aging, failing aspirators, persistent fouling and ragging, and what seemed like an endless cycle of maintenance and repairs. Challenge KLSWA was consistently experiencing failing floats, ruined motors, debris-clogged ...

  • Sustainable Solutions for Italian Biochemical Plant - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Adria, Italy CUSTOMER Mater-Biotech (Novamont Group) SOLUTION Well-Water Potabilization, Wastewater Treatment, Waste-to-Energy TECHNOLOGIES Air Scrubber, Sand Filtration, Double-Stage Nitrification-Denitrification, Membrane Bioreactor, CSTR Anaerobic ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • What is biological wastewater treatment?

    Biological wastewater treatment harnesses the action of bacteria and other microorganisms to clean water Biological wastewater treatment is a process that seems simple on the surface since it uses natural processes to help with the decomposition of organic substances, but in fact, it’s a complex, not completely understood process at the intersection of biology and ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Woodmark, Texas - AccuFAS - Biological Treatment installations applications - Case Study

    Application The conventional activated sludge (CAS) plant in Woodmark had reached its design capacity and was having difficulty meeting ammonia discharge limits. By selecting the AccuFAS system, attached growth on the media was able to increase sludge inventory in the basin, and therefore, significantly increase nitrification capacity. Since installation, AccuFAS has consistently met ...


    By Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • What is decentralized treatment?

    Why is decentralized treatment an important solution for global water scarcity challenges? As the climate shifts and water supplies shrink due to increased use by municipalities, agriculture, and industry, the need for effective and efficient water and wastewater treatment in remote locations is growing exponentially all over the globe. In addition, the energy to power these plants and ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Greyline provides end-to-end solution for wastewater treatment plant - Case Study

    Wastewater treatment is a vitally important process. Just ask The Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal’s Assistant Chief Water and Sewer Operator, Eric Wemerman. “For a community to keep everyone’s trust, you want to make sure you’re operating a good system.” Eric continues “It’s important for health reasons, when people flush their toilets you need to get ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • MSD’s Morris forman water quality treatment center - Dual stage custom system - Case study

    Summary MSD’s Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center is designed to treat 120 MGD of raw wastewater. In addition, all of the biosolids from Louisville’s other treatment plants are processed at the Morris Forman plant. Up until several years ago, air from much of the solids handling processes were treated by ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Gas composition of sludge residue profiles in a sludge treatment reed bed between loadings

    Treatment of sludge in sludge treatment reed bed systems includes dewatering and mineralization. The mineralization process, which is driven by microorganisms, produces different gas species as by-products. The pore space composition of the gas species provides useful information on the biological processes occurring in the sludge residue. In this study, we measured the change in composition ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Avondale Foods effluent treatment - Case Study

    Introduction Avondale Foods (Craigavon) Ltd. is one of the UK's leading manufacturers and suppliers of coleslaw, wet salads, side salads, vegetable accompaniments, soups, sauces and mayonnaise to retail and foodservice customers throughout Britain and Ireland. The company has a team of over 380 people working in its state-of-the-art facility, with all products being manufactured on the ...


    By Water Tecnik Ltd.

  • Verification of an alternative sludge treatment process for pathogen reduction at two wastewater treatment plants in Victoria, Australia

    At South East Water wastewater treatment plants (WwTPs) in Victoria, Australia, biosolids are stockpiled for three years in compliance with the State guidelines to achieve the highest pathogen reduction grade (T1), suitable for unrestricted use in agriculture and landscaping. However, extended stockpiling is costly, may increase odour nuisance and greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Horizontal Well Rehabilitation at NASA Facility

    A horizontal groundwater extraction well at an active NASA facility in Louisiana was impacted by mineral scaling and bio-fouling affecting operations of the groundwater pump and the treatment system. A flow reduction of over 50% was observed. Directional Technologies, Inc. performed a series of horizontal well rehabilitation activities, that increases flow by 58%, which including mechanical ...

  • The design and build of a process and wastewater treatment plant - Wastewater inlet COD: 3000 mg/l - Case Study

    The client Our Client has been on the market since about 50 years and is one of the most important protagonists of the Italian dairy industry. The business of this Group consists of 4 main areas: milk and cream, yogurt, cheese and “diversification”, which includes industrial gastronomic specialities, eggs and desserts. Milk still remains his primary activity, even if, with the ...


    By IDRAFLOT

  • Raw water clarification by flotation with microbubbles and nanobubbles generated with a multiphase pump

    Raw water clarification by flotation was studied by injecting air into a centrifugal multiphase pump to generate microbubbles (MBs) and nanobubbles (NBs). Measurements of gas dispersion parameters were performed and optimal conditions were obtained using a pump pressure of 4 bar. Values showed a bubble Sauter diameter of 75 μm, an air holdup of 1.2%, a bubble surface area flux of 34 s−1 and an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Used Furnaces & Ovens

    Industrial ovens and furnaces are both heated chambers used to process raw materials at higher temperatures than what can be obtained in open-air systems. There is a range of heat treatments possible with both industrial furnaces and ovens, and the main purpose of any heat treatment is to change the mechanical of physical properties of a material. Some examples of materials that benefit from heat ...


    By Thermcraft Inc

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Ballast water treatment on Alaskan coastline - Case Study

    An Alaskan oil terminal had to deal with contaminated ballast water that needed to be collected and treated before discharge. They had a biological treatment process on site, but it was difficult to operate in the temperature and contaminant loading extremes the site experiences and they struggled to get it to work consistently. The plant is also required to treat spring snowmelt and rain that ...

  • Using Air Strippers for Off-gas Treatment - Case Study

    Two pharmaceutical plants in Puerto Rico used large sequencing batch reactor (SBR) systems to treat their wastewater. The primary treatment was an aerobic bio breakdown of the waste. The were forced to change their treament process because of change in treatment regulations. The new regulations required them to treat off-gas that was coming from the SBRs. They were faced with installing a very ...

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