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  • Gravity self-backwashing filters

    The filtration of make-up and side-stream water in closed cooling circuits, operated through cooling towers, is a fundamental step to ensure safe and continuous operations in a power plant. Water - required in large amounts for this application - should not be wasted, and the potential damages deriving from a poor treatment must be avoided at all cost. BONO ARTES has developed a technical ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Knowledge-based system for automatic MBR control

    MBR technology is currently challenging traditional wastewater treatment systems and is increasingly selected for WWTP upgrading. MBR systems typically are constructed on a smaller footprint, and provide superior treated water quality. However, the main drawback of MBR technology is that the permeability of membranes declines during filtration due to membrane fouling, which for a large part ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector: Monitor & control for effective, efficient processing

    Reducing energy consumption at municipal and industrial plants is, increasingly, a priority. Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd., designing and manufacturing process control instrumentation since 1967, helps achieve this important goal with its Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector. By helping facilities reduce waste - reducing unnecessary water, chemical or energy use, and unnecessary ...

  • A Plast-O-Matic automatic air release valve ensures the depletion of unwanted air in pressurized tanks

    The latest addition to SeaWorld’s ever evolving kaleidoscope of animal and entertainment experiences is the “Manta”. As advertised by SeaWorld, the Manta will have riders flying face down, in a horizontal position, underneath the belly of a coaster train shaped as a giant manta. This giant manta, with a wing span of 12 feet, will soar over sea and sky in the most graceful flying ...


  • Alto Lampa, Chile - Case Study

    Fast Facts Contaminant: Arsenic Flow Rate: 800 gpm The residential subdivision of Alto Lampa is a rapidly developing neighborhood located just outside of Santiago de Chile. The community is served by two wells, each with a flow of 800 gallon per minute (50 liters per second), running one at a time. Both wells produce raw ...

  • Development of a model-based control system for membrane filtration process

    Reduction of operational cost and certification of safety for treated water are required for the membrane filtration process for drinking water. Therefore a model-based control system is developed to reduce operational cost. A process model is used for the model-based control system that calculates the transmembrane pressure (TMP) in the future. This allows the model-based control system to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quilicura, Chile Well #3 - Case Study

    Quilicura is a municipality located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region in Chile. Well #3 has a flow of 1600 gallons per minute (100 liters per second). The well has a high concentration of arsenic that fluctuates between 0.040 mg/L and 0.060 mg/L, well above the World Health Organization's standard of 0.010 mg/L. In addition to the high arsenic concentration, the site has challenges with pH that ...

  • A knowledge-based control system for air-scour optimisation in membrane bioreactors

    Although membrane bioreactors (MBRs) technology is still a growing sector, its progressive implementation all over the world, together with great technical achievements, has allowed it to reach a mature degree, just comparable to other more conventional wastewater treatment technologies. With current energy requirements around 0.6–1.1 kWh/m3 of treated wastewater and investment costs similar to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Confirmation of the correlation between membrane fouling in microfiltration and biopolymer concentrations in various Japanese surface waters

    A variety of surface waters used for drinking water sources were collected from different parts of Japan to investigate a correlation between the concentration of hydrophilic biopolymer (e.g. proteins and polysaccharides) in the feed water and membrane fouling in microfiltration. Hollow-fiber membranes made from polyvinylidene fluoride with a nominal pore size of 0.1 μm were used in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membrane Bioreactor Pilot

    The problem A company which produces a product that requires a constant supply of relatively clean water is planning to expand by adding new process units online.  The plant currently uses well water as a supply to its production.  The water production from the well is limited.  They need to install a system to produce reuse water to reduce the amount of water required ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • City utilizes leading edge controls for water filtration operation case studies

    Background “Where the Prairie Meets the Pines.” This is the city slogan for Fosston, Minnesota. It instantly conjures images of a tranquil, natural rolling landscape for this northwest Minnesota town of 1500 residents. Surrounded by farmland and with two wildlife refuges nearby, picturesque scenery abounds. It is here that computer and PLC technology have been optimized. This ...


    By Filtronics, Inc.

  • Project profile - new river elementary – arsenic treatment Phoenix, Arizona

    Background In early 2004, AdEdge was pre-qualified and invited to participate in arsenic pilot study of commercial adsorption-based treatment technologies with Damon S. Williams & Associates (DSWA). As an outcome of the successful piloting and preliminary work with the engineer, AdEdge was chosen by Centennial Contractors to perform full scale arsenic treatment using its granular ...

  • Project profile - Foxxtown Apartments Sudlersville, Maryland arsenic, iron & manganese removal

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by McCrone Engineers and the awarded contractor, Maryland Construction to design, build, and install a full scale AD26GS+ arsenic, iron, and manganese treatment system for their customer Foxxtown Apartments in Sudlersville, Maryland to meet the new EPA arsenic standard. The treatment system was based on the design ...

  • Project profile - East Liberty, Ohio – Midwest express AD26 arsenic / iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by Midwest Express Group to design and fabricate a fullscale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for their manufacturing facility in East Liberty, Logan County, Ohio to meet the new EPA arsenic standard. This facility system serves approximately 150 employees with an average daily flow of 4,000 gallons per day. The ...

  • World’s largest compressible media filtration plant eliminates combined sewer overflows, with potential for dry-weather use

    The City of Springfield, Ohio, recently opened its 100 MGD enhanced high-rate treatment facility, designed to treat and disinfect combined high-volume stormwater and wastewater flows generated by wet-weather conditions. Utilizing EPA-documented Compressible Media Filtration technology – FlexFilter™ from WesTech – the system can also provide tertiary filtration and disinfection ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Project profile - uranium treatment system Middletown Springs Elementary School Vermont

    Background The Middletown Springs Elementary School in Vermont is located in an area of the U.S. very susceptible to the formation of naturally-occurring uranium. Due to the high levels of uranium detected in the well water serving the School, it was placed on a “Do-not-Drink Advisory”. AdEdge was contacted by Otter Creek Engineering in June 2009 to assist the School in ...

  • Elk Point Country Club CC HOA, Nevada - Case Study

    In early March, 2009 after an evaluation period, AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC. was selected among other alternatives and contracted by Elk Point Country Club Community (EPCCHOA) to provide a packaged treatment system for uranium removal that complied with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) regulations. The EPCCHOA is located on the South East side of Lake Tahoe at Elk ...

  • Ultraviolet disinfection systems, the best solution to school swimming pools

    School swimming pools are a valuable asset, and are now present in the majority of high schools and higher education facilities throughout the UK.  Whilst school pools vary in size, shape and usage, many school swimming facilities are facing a common dilemma in their water disinfection strategy.  Existing treatment regimes are often badly designed, under sized or simply outdated, which ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Project profile - confidential client environmental remediation project Delray Beach, Florida

    Background Levine Fricke Engineers (LFE), an environmental firm under contract to Blackstone Consultants LLC (Blackstone), was responsible for specifying and selecting a cleanup remedy for a former contaminated nursery site located in Delray Beach, Florida. LFE and Blackstone performed site characterization and demonstrated that site groundwater contained very high arsenic concentrations. ...

  • Project profile - Lummi Island, Washington arsenic, iron, sulfide treatment system

    Background In mid 2004, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected by Miller Water Association and Anvil Corporation to assist in the design of a fullscale arsenic treatment project for this small community. Arsenic levels are alarmingly high at 0.18 mg/l, 18 times higher than the new Federal standard of 0.010 mg/l. In addition to arsenic, many of the homeowners using the water ...

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