brush aerator Articles

  • Aeration upgrade

    The community of Moscow is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, approximately 10 miles southeast of Scranton. The current WWTP consists of an activated sludge system with three oxidation ditches in parallel operation. The total volume of all three ditches is 0.372 million gal per day (mgd), while the average size of each ditch is 180 ft by 24 ft by 6 ft deep. Previously, two of the ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Aeration system improves mixing, oxygenation, & maintenance

    When its brush rotor system failed, the city of Franklin, LA, dccidcd to replace it with an Airc-02 Triton aeration/mixer system, which about equaled the ongoing costs of refurbishing die rotors. The aerators met all the city's needs and a year later, city officials purchased more of the aerators for its second ditch. Back in 2000, Franklin's wastewater treatment plant consisted of an activated ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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  ...

  • Floating Horizontal Aerators Enhance Eufaula, Alabama Activated Sludge Plant

    The Eufaula, Alabama, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is an extended aeration activated sludge facility designed for an average daily flow rate of 2.7 million gallons per day (mgd). Prior to February, 2005 this WWTP used vertical aerators to provide oxygen and mixing in its aerator basins. The plant has two aeration basins, each 1.87 million gallons in volume, which had 160 horsepower (hp) of ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • The source for floating WWT equipment brush rotors - mixers - polishing RBCs - Case Histories

    Products have been utilized in all types of wastewater applications including Activated Sludge Basins, Oxidation Ditches, Aerobic Digesters, EQ Basins, as well as Lagoons. Products can be used in anyaerated basin or lagoon that needs aeration, no matter the size or shape. These are not just surfaceunits -Mixing Depth & Homogeneous Mixing are not issues. Upgrade of 200 HP Orbal Oxidation ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Kärkölä municipality - rationalisation of Waste water plant

    Situation in the beginning two Brush aerators  capacity is not sufficient during  the peaks Brush aerators demand relatively lot maintenance and are in the end of their working life The flow is not sufficient  part of the sludge lands on the bottom of ring basin Direct feedback connection from the oxygen sensor to the aerator via AC Drive is not ...


    By W-Rix Ltd

  • Case study - Deep ditch minimizes footprint

    Aerator/mixer system reduces effluent discharge BOD, TSS and phosphorus A goal of many communities in planning wastewater treatment facilities is to minimize the footprint, reducing land use. To reach this goal, a Chinese municipality built their oxidation ...

  • Enhancing the Performance of Oxidation Ditches

    ABSTRACT Oxidation ditches are very popular wastewater treatment processes for small to mediumsized municipalities that have to meet stringent water quality standards. Oxidation ditches provide cost-effective treatment while requiring relatively simple operational skills. Because carbonaceous BOD removal, nitrification, and de-nitrification can be accomplished within a single reactor, the ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Case study - A Sustainable system to Weather all seasons case study

    Aerator upgrades help wastewater treatment plant survive cold Vermont winters More than two decades ago, cold Vermont winters brought a small Wastewater Treatment Facility to a halt with brush rotor icing problems. A major upgrade that included the Aire-O2® aspirator aeration system ...

  • Oxidation oval gets plenty of oxygen & mixing…guaranteed!

    Since 1984, the AIRE-O2® system has provided efficient oxygen transfer, good mixing, and easy maintenance even in severe winter conditions Problem This Midwestern, USA city wanted to replace an aging trickling filter system with a new, efficient wastewater treatment facility equipped to handle its future growth. Important factors in design were loading demand fluctuations, winter ...

  • Hess Collection (Winery) WWT Paper

    Winery wastewater treatment at Hess Collection Winery (Napa, CA) features floating horizontal brush aerators, data logging, and computer monitoring and control to simplify required water quality reporting. Since installation in 2001, Hess Collection Winery has never been out of compliance with state discharge limits. Wineries generate a strong organic wastewater that is highly depending on ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Case study - A new system for Nitrogen removal

    South African wastewater facility saves energy and meets nutrient removal regulations Many small communities across the U.S. and around the globe are struggling to meet more stringent nitrification of ammonia requirements on a tighter budget. When a South African community could not meet its state requirements and struggled with a failing rotor disc system, the town’s officials ...

  • Case study - Oxidation oval gets plenty of oxygen & mixing

    Since 1984, the Aire-O2® system has provided efficient oxygen transfer, good mixing, and easy maintenance even in severe winter conditions Problem This Midwestern, USA city wanted to replace an aging trickling filter system with a new, efficient wastewater treatment facility equipped to handle its future growth. Important ...

  • Case study - Increased capacity & stringent effluent limits met in a small footprint

    This Idaho Wastewater Treatment plant’s two existing single-ring oxidation ditches were facing increased flows and a new tougher phosphorus limit of less than 2.3 kg (5 lb) of total phosphorus per day. In addition to a tight budget, the small amount of land available also hampered the city’s options. The consultant’s evaluation confirmed fine-bubble aeration “would ...

  • Deep ditch minimizes footprint

    A goal of many communities in planning wastewater treatment facilities is to minimize the footprint, reducing land use. To reach this goal, a Chinese municipality built their oxidation ditch to deeper parameter depths than conventional designs but experienced serious process and mechanical issues. Officials found that not all aerators are equal. For tackling this deep ditch activated sludge ...

  • Case study - DO control maximizes oxidation ditch treatment efficiency

    Process control is key to maximizing wastewater treatment efficiency while minimizing operating costs. Implementing the right process control system in conjunction with the right equipment can save money on electrical costs and equipment maintenance. The wastewater plant for the city of Dawson, MN, uses a  ...

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