Municipal Anaerobic Digester Optimization Program Index
- Overview Ridgewood Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)
- Description of Operating Baselines:
- Biogas Production
- Secondary Aeration Energy Usage
- Anaerobic Digestion Optimization with BOC
- Summary & Potential Economic Values
Water Pollution Control Facility Ridgewood, N.J.
- The Village of Ridgewood located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the fourth largest community in Bergen County, with a population of 25,500 and land area of 5.79 square miles.
- The Department of Public Works- Division of Water Pollution Control, operates the wastewater treatment plant (WPCF) and the sewage collection system.
- The Ridgewood, NJ WPCF receives an average daily flow of 2.6 - 3.0 MGD.
- The sewage collection system is 92 miles in length, a combination of gravity and force mains. The lines range from 8 inches to 30 inches in diameter.
- There are 6 pumping stations which pump influent flow into the WPCF.
- The WPCF is operated as an activated sludge plant: with primary clarifiers, secondary aeration, secondary clarifiers, and anaerobic digester. It concentrates digested sludge prior to sending it off-site for incineration.