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  • The Challenge of Removing Surface (free-floating) Oil

    Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so. For businesses and industries that deal with oil separation and removal, the solution does not need to be expensive or inefficient. In fact, the answer may be simpler ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Floating treatment wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment

    Floating islands are a form of treatment wetland characterized by a mat of synthetic matrix at the water surface into which macrophytes can be planted and through which water passes. We evaluated two matrix materials for treating domestic wastewater, recycled plastic and recycled carpet fibers, for chemical oxygen demand (COD) and nitrogen removal. These materials were compared to pea gravel or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 - 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  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Fuels in Ground Water, Surface Water, and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to remediate fuels in ground water. Treatability testing to characterize contaminant biodegradability and nutrient content may be needed for any biodegradation technology. A subsurface geologic characterization would be particularly important to characterize the migration of NAPLs. Recovery tests are usually necessary to design a ...

  • Case study - Mazzei aeration system solves lagoon odors and high maintenance problems

    The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon is used for BOD reduction and polishing before the water is discharged to a near-by creek. Several surface ...

  • Case study - Mission accomplished: plant and aeration upgrades to meet growth and lower energy use

    In 2003 this Minnesota city began the process of upgrading its lagoon-based wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) into a new mechanical treatment facility. Nine years and two construction phases later, the city now has a fully operational facility and has upgraded its aeration system to lower energy and maintenance costs. Treatment Process The wastewater ...

  • Helm Plant, Calfornia case study by AEROMIX Systems Inc.

    Client: Hunts/ConAgra Foods Location: Helm Plant, California Type: Domestic & Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility Hunts/ConAgra Foods, located in Helm, California, processes over 300 tons of tomatoes per hour. It is believed to be one of the biggest plants of its kind. The plant employs an innovative transport system, using a flume ...


    By RWL Water LLC

  • Environmentally friendly sequencing batch reactor design keeps noise, energy & capital costs low

    Perry Township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania is one of the first SBR plants to utilize a surface mounted process aerator/mixer, which is a significant improvement over the traditional diffused air network designs. The new layout offers substantial capital investment savings as well as significant reductions in noise, operations/ maintenance, and energy consumption. KLH Engineers, Inc., ...

  • Choosing the right oil skimmer for economical fluid management

    Oil skimmers are simple, dependable and effective tools for removing oil, grease and other hydrocarbuns from water. Although designs var’, ah oil skimmers rely on the fluid properties of specific gravity and surface tension. Most use a moving medium tu remove floating oil from the fluid’s surface, as shown jo Figure 1 (The exception is a floating suction skimmer.) Floating oil and grease cling tu ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Improving dairy plant operating efficiency – Antwerp, Belgium case study

    The Problem The INZA Dairy WWTP in Antwerp, Belgium was experiencing problems in the operation of its sewage treatment facilities. The problems centered on an excess concentration of foam developing on the surface of both the aerator and sedimentation tanks, excess concentrations of floating sludge in the effluent, and an overall reduction of the efficiency of the wastewater treatment ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Meat processor creates new product with treatment case study

    The AIRE-O2 MICROFLOAT®’s immediate impact was a $100/day chemical savings Problem A southern, USA red meat processor’s wastewater treatment was getting more complex and expensive but still did not yield the expected results. Regulations were getting stricter and stricter as well. The processor was spending US $192 per day on ferric chloride to promote coagulation ...

  • Triton solves bulk of the problem case study

    The Dubai Investments Park (DIP) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is located about 20 miles south of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. The oxidation ditch activated sludge plant recently found itself strained by filamentous sludge bulking likely caused by high organic loads, high summer temperatures and inevitable low dissolved oxygen. The problem was easily ...

  • Aire-O2 Triton Solves Bulking Problem

    The Dubai Investments Park (DIP) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is located about 20 miles south of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. The oxidation ditch activated sludge plant recently found itself strained by filamentous sludge bulking likely caused by high organic loads, high summer temperatures and inevitable low dissolved ...

  • Case study - Grade AA effluent

    After more than a decade of searching, CILAM Dairy finds its ideal aeration system For more than 40 years, CILAM (Compagnie Laitières des Mascareignes) Dairy has been involved in the development and processing of dairy products in Reunion Island, working closely with the cooperatives. The company produces milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream ...

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