Anaerobic Digester Optimization with Bio-Organic Catalyst case study


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Municipal Anaerobic Digester Optimization Program Index

  • Overview Ridgewood Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)
  • Description of Operating Baselines:
    • Biogas Production
    • SludgeVolumes
    • 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.

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