TenCate Geotube technology dewaters primary, secondary and overflow sludge from the sewage treatment plants’ digesters and lagoons. This municipal dewatering solution is used in water and wastewater treatment applications including lagoons, tanks, and digester cleanouts. The containers can provide dewatering and containment in one operation, with 85% to 90% reduction of BOD in the effluent. Most of the time, the dewatered effluent is clear and safe enough to be returned to the sewage treatment plants.
By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.
Problem: A significant portion of the operational costs of a conventional municipal wastewater treatment plant employing an aerobic biological treatment unit comes from electricity costs associated with aeration. In many cases, the aeration rates are kept at the maximum level to ensure that the plant’s effluent is in compliance with the regulations. The critical parameter for regulatory purposes and treatment efficiency, BOD, takes 5 days to measure through standard methods providing almost no value to the plant operators in terms of adjusting aeration rates and chemical dosing.
By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).
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