aeration energy efficiency Articles

  • Efficient aeration system boosts energy savings

    A new efficient aeration system saves the Ontario, Ore., wastewater treatment facility $47,000 annually in energy costs. Besides giving this community a financial boost, the new system netted additional equipment cost savings by cutting aeration horsepower by more than half at the plant. The environmentally conscious city, located in the Oregon/Idaho border area, is meeting all of its effluent ...

  • Improving Efficiency and Reducing Energy and Maintenance Costs in Aeration Systems

    Energy costs for operating an aeration system in a biological wastewater treatment plant often times exceeds 75% of the total energy costs for the plant. Adding in blower and diffuser maintenance costs, Aeration Systems are easily the most costly portion of the treatment process, many times consuming so many resources that other parts of the plant may not be properly maintained or operated. By ...

  • Energy efficient aeration of wastewaters from the pulp and paper industry

    More than 50% of the electrical power needed to treat pulp and paper industry effluents is used for aeration in biological treatment stages. A large share of the oxygen that passes through the wastewater is not consumed and will be found in the off-gas. Energy can be saved by aerating under conditions where the oxygen transfer is most efficient, for example at low concentrations of dissolved ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Choosing Aeration Blowers

    Introduction Infrastructure spending in the United States has not kept pace with the population growth and many wastewater treatment plants are at peak capacity. The nation's wastewater systems and their ratepayers face a major challenge in funding the expansion, replacement, and maintenance of aging infrastructure over the next several decades. For this reason, plant engineers and ...


    By Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH

  • Tracer studies on an aerated lagoon

    The city of Palmerston North, New Zealand, has two aerated lagoons as its secondary treatment facility. Interest about treatment efficiency led to an investigation into the hydraulics in the second lagoon to determine if further optimisation was viable. A tracer study using rhodamine WT was undertaken to ascertain the stimulus response output. Samples were also taken at 24 points within the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • China: Carp yields double with aeration

    In the mid-1980’s, the People’s Republic of China looked at semi-intensive cultivation to produce higher yields to provide a protein staple for its people and as an export product. Two government farms in Yunnan Province raising freshwater grass carp Ctenopharyngodon Idellus experimented with aeration. Production yields doubled from 200 kg per 0.06 ha to 500 kg at one farm with AIRE-O2® aerators. ...

  • Triton aerator/mixer saves energy & operational costs & reduces carbon footprint

    Municipal and industrial users tackle many wastewater treatment challenges at their facilities including meeting more stringent permit limits with limited or declining resources. The ideal solution for today’s professional is finding an innovative technology that offers a cost-effective, sustainable treatment solution that exemplifies environmental stewardship in the community. Many ...

  • Wastewater lagoons – a new aeration concept

    The use of wastewater treatment lagoons, or stabilization ponds, is a common practice for rural municipalities and industrial facilities. Through the years there have been numerous designs for these ‘sludge settling basins,’ ranging from facultative, partial aerated, and fully aerated systems. But the primary reason for these systems is to utilize relatively shallow earthen ponds, or ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Monitoring the oxygen transfer efficiency of full-scale aeration systems: investigation method and experimental results

    This paper reports the results of a series of off-gas tests aimed at monitoring the evolution of the oxygen transfer efficiency in an urban wastewater treatment plant (3,500 population equivalent) located in Tuscany (Italy). The tests were conducted over a 2-year period starting with the testing of the aeration system. It was found that in the absence of membrane-panel cleaning operations, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring and control of a partially packed biological aerated filter (BAF) reactor for improving nitrogen removal efficiency

    This paper examines on-off systems and automatic monitoring and control of a biological aerated filter to identify the end point of nitrification and denitrification processes, and chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonia-nitrogen removal (NH3-N) and aeration savings. Oxidation-reduction potential (ORP), pH and dissolved oxygen (DO) were measured on-line and chemical parameters were measured in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable wastewater aerator system built for generations

    When building a wastewater treatment facility 26 years ago, officials in the village of Theresa, Wis., decided on an oxidation ditch design and chose Aire-O 2 aspirator aerators based on their flexibility and energy efficiency. Today, several of those aerators are still in use and the treatment facility operates at even more efficient standards using a new line of the "next generation" Aire-O 2 ...

  • Why it is important to measure Dissolved Oxygen in aeration lanes

    Dissolved Oxygen is a key parameter in the efficient treatment of waste water during the secondary treatment stage; the point at which organic waste is oxidised to form carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen compounds. It is important to act on accurate ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Why it is important to measure Dissolved Oxygen in aeration lanes

    Dissolved Oxygen is a key parameter in the efficient treatment of waste water during the secondary treatment stage; the point at which organic waste is oxidised to form carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen compounds. It is important to act on accurate measurements of Dissolved Oxygen in activated sludge plants for the following reasons: To ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Alpha Factors in Full-Scale Wastewater Aeration Systems

    ABSTRACTSurface active agents depress gas transfer at gas-liquid interfaces. They are present as measurable trace contaminants at all environmental and at most industrial gas-liquid interfaces. This paper presents the results of several studies, including lab and full scale studies that show the depression of gas transfer, usually quantified by the alpha factor, can be related to the Reynolds ...

  • Supplier profile: Aeration Industries Int’l. Inc.

    Pollution Engineering recently spoke with Aeration Industries co-founder and President Dan Durda. Mr. Durda co-founded the company, which celebrates its 30* anniversary this year, with his father, Joseph Durda, in Minneapolis, Minn. Known as the land of 10,000 lakes, a healthy fish population was very important to in-state residents. The company's first products were thus designed to reduce the ...

  • Electro-Fenton for control and removal of micropollutants – process optimization and energy efficiency

    The removal of micropollutants is an important environmental and health issue. Electro-Fenton offers an electrochemical advanced treatment that is particularly effective for the breakdown of aromatic contaminants. Due to the wide variety of chemicals, it is preferable to analyze model contaminants, such as phenol, when optimizing and assessing the efficacy of a novel treatment process. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy efficiency in the European water industry: learning from best practices

    Energy costs and climate change challenges the water industry to improve their energy efficiency. The number of examples of energy measures in water production and treatment is growing rapidly. In this paper, best practices of energy efficiency from the European water industry are presented with the objective of learning from each other. The best practices are collected within the framework of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What are the parameters of an extended-aeration activated-sludge system?

    The activated sludge process is the most widely used biological water and wastewater treatment. As is well known, by its means, suspended-growth microorganisms are applied to breakdown wastes. Aeration, the mixing of air and a liquid, is the means used to speed the reactions involved. Aeration methods include spraying the liquid into the air; diffusing air into the liquid or agitating the liquid ...

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