aeration equipment Articles

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One Basin

    Increase Water Quality with Cyclical Aeration With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits ...

  • 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.

  • The principles of aeration and mixing utilizing process aerator technology

    Aeration and mixing are necessary elements for aerobic biological wastewater treatment processes to maintain a healthy, stabilized biological population and thus, insure optimal treatment of the wastewater assuming there is adequate contact time and substrate available. In the design of wastewater treatment plants, aeration typically involves supply of both oxygen and mixing. Aeration is a large ...

  • 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

  • Aerator solution for WWTP

    IN 1990, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING began importing the Aire-02 Triton Aerators from the United States. With over 60 000 installations of the Air-02 Aerators currently in operation worldwide, Aeration Industries is one of the world's leading aerator companies. This month. Water&Sanitation Africa spoke to Ryan Beswick, director of Circuit Environmental Engineering, to find out more about these ...

  • Solar septic tank aeration

    Bacteria are what enable wastewater to be treated and safely disposed off. This applies to home septic systems as well as municipal sewage treatment plants. The treatment difference between the two systems is the amounts of bacteria involved. A home septic system uses the same three types of bacteria aerobic, facultative, and obligate anaerobic. Aerobic bacteria require oxygen induced ...


    By Pennington Equipment Company

  • Performance of Floating Horizontal Aerators in Aerated Lagoons and Oxidation Ditches

    INTRODUCTION When selecting aeration equipment to use for a specific application, issues to address include reliability, serviceability, capital cost, system appurtenances, and cost of operation and maintenance. Another important consideration is oxygen transfer rate (OTR). Horizontal floating aerators have relatively high transfer rates and have been used successfully in aerated lagoons and ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • DAF Regnerative Turbine Aeration Technology

    Gas is dissolved into a fluid through pressure in any DAF application.  The regenerative turbine pump applies pressure through a triple action force (centrifugal, axial and friction) to the gas and fluid during a single pass through the pump head.  Whether disolving compressed or atmospheric air, nitrogen or other gases to the fluid, the regenerative turbine pump achieves the highest ...

  • Aerators Enhance Aerobic Digestion Process

    The city of Eden,N.C.,operates an extended aeration process designed for an average flow rate of 13.5 mgd with a mixed liquor suspended solids concentration that typically checks in about 6,000 mg/l. This high biomass concentration is necessary to provide a well-settling sludge and good effluent quality. Further, the plant influent is approximately 40% domestic wastewater and 60% industrial ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Oxygen Transfer in a Biological Aerated Filter

    The City of San Diego (City) operates the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant (PLWTP) which can normally treat up to 240 million gallons per day (MGD) of chemically enhanced primary treated (CEPT) effluent for ocean disposal. The City wanted to understand the performance capabilities of Biological Aerated Filters (BAFs) in treating CEPT effluent to secondary standards. To this end, the City ...

  • 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

  • Meeting compliance with process aerators - Equipment improves process, saves energy in nation’s oldest city

    St Augustine, Fla., founded by Europeans in 1565, is the nation’s oldest city. The city is a perfect blend of aging gracefully while staying at the forefront of environmental protection. When this pristine community started experiencing problems with its wastewater treatment system, they found a solution using Aeration Industries’ Aire-O2 Triton process aerators and mixers. The ...

  • Case study - Aeration retrofit in Troy, Alabama

    Troy Alabama’s Wastewater Treatment Plant was faced with broken discs causing dropping dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in their oxidation ditch. Aeration Industries International was called to help improve DO. The plant rented a 40hp Aire-O2 Triton®.  As rotors continued to break,  an additional Triton was rented. After seeing the performance of the rental equipment, six ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Meeting compliance with process aerators

    Equipment improves process, saves energy This Florida city is a perfect blend of aging gracefully while staying at the forefront of environmental protection. When this pristine community started experiencing problems with its wastewater treatment system, they found a solution ...

  • Revenue losses averted with Aire-O2® aerators

    The AIRE-O2® aerators maintain good effluent dissolved oxygen residuals Problem In December of 1987, this paper and board mill developed a load problem requiring immediate action: improve wastewater treatment efficiencies fast or slow down mill production to prevent a discharge violation. A slow down would result in significant revenue loss. The southern USA mill’s superintendent said, ...

  • Cardiff WWTW aeration optimisation through scientific control

    Aeration optimisation of a 16 basin SBR plant running in ICEAS (Intermittent Cycle Extended Aeration System) mode was under taken by changing the operating parameters from the traditional design of dissolved oxygen (DO) control to a scientific approach using respirometry. Measuring the critical oxygen point for carbonaceous and nitrification bacteria and combining this with in-situ Oxygen Uptake ...

  • A perfect pair: SBR designs & advanced aeration technology

    Conventional sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) that utilize diffused-air networks have existed in the U.S. for about three decades now. The reliability of controls and instrumentation has significantly improved in the last 10 to 15 years, and as a result, SBR plant designs are becoming more widely accepted. The attractiveness of their compact layout and ease of operation has also helped increase ...

  • Case study - Aeration ditch upgrade exceeds expectations

    Triton Process Aerators Meets Future Nitrogen Permit Regulations When the a Pennsylvania Sewer Authority was researching methods to improve the dissolved oxygen levels in its wastewater treatment plant’s oxidation ditches in 2001, they decided to totally replace its aging brush rotor system. They replaced the rotors with the  ...

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