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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

  • 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

  • Gravity driven membrane filtration system to improve the water quality in rainwater tanks

    The characterisation of rainwater in metropolitan Sydney and in rural New South Wales was undertaken. The results showed that factors such as the lack of vehicular traffic, air pollution and urban contamination meant that rural rainwater water quality was better. The rain water collected in both metropolitan and rural areas generally complied with the 2004 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Household rainwater harvesting system – pilot scale gravity driven membrane-based filtration system

    This paper presents the results of a pilot scale study consisting of pre-treatment with a granular activated carbon (GAC) filter followed by membrane filtration. Detailed characterisation of rainwater tanks has highlighted that turbidity, dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and heavy metals, in particular lead, were not compliant with the 2004 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG). Further, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

    The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable filtration efficiency, it conceals an inherent drawback, the disadvantages of which relate mainly to the backwashing mechanism. The ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Cigarette smoke: size distribution and effects on filters

    Cigarette smoke is an important aerosol in the air filtration industry and research. It is an unwanted aerosol and therefore there are many applications for air filtration (ex. cigarette filters, residential and commercial ventilation filters, home air cleaners). Cigarette smoke is especially important to air filter performance for several reasons. First, the size of cigarette smoke particles ...

  • Smoke Factory Chooses Automatic Self Cleaning Filter for Efficient and Effective Chiller Protection

    BACKGROUND Cooling towers dissipate both ambient and process heat in most large manufacturing facilities.  These structures facilitate the transfer of unwanted energy (heat) from a transport liquid (usually water) to the atmosphere.  Problems with efficient heat transfer, equipment protection and pathological risks to employees can most often be traced back to an issue with suspended ...


    By Orival, Inc.

  • Side-by-Side Pilot Testing of Two Disk Filter Manufacturers at the City of Merced Wastewater Treatment Plant

    ABSTRACTAs more wastewater treatment facilities upgrade to tertiary treatment for pathogen removal and trace pollutant reduction, the options for tertiary filtration expand. The use of cloth-disk media filtration (disk filters) for tertiary filtration is becoming more common because of the effluent quality, lower backwash rates, small footprint, and ability to meet ...

  • Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.: HTFB System

    The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio is a 90 mgd primary treatment, 55 mgd activated sludge treatment plant. Solids processing includes gravity thickening of primary sludge, dissolved air flotation, thickening of secondary sludge, holding tank storage, belt filter press dewatering and pumping of cake to the old outdated multiple hearth ...

  • Traditional and novel reservoir management techniques to enhance water quality for subsequent potable water treatment

    Thames Water treats approximately 2800Ml/d of water originating mainly from the lowland rivers Thames and Lee for supply to over 7.3 million customers, principally in the cities of London and Oxford. Traditionally, for London, water treatment has consisted of abstraction (pumping water from the rivers Thames and Lee), theoretical storage for 30–80 days in deep reservoirs, two stage filtration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Power to Separate

    Gravity separators are effective and economical tools used to process wastewater and stormwater by removing pollutants such as sediment, hydrocarbons and debris through the process of sedimentation or flotation. Most separators have few or no moving parts, are easy to maintain and have a successful history of use in many different industrial, commercial and residential applications. Specifying ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Mine backfill

    Mine backfill is defined as the material used to fill the cavities (i.e., stopes) created by underground mining. Backfilling can be a means to dispose of sludge and/ or tailings which may contain hazardous materials and to reduce surface environmental impacts by storing tailings underground. Alternately, backfilling with nonhazardous materials can allow for mining productivity improvements. To ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Nova Scotia - Communal Development case study

    Site: Voyager Lakes Development Location: Nova Scotia, Canada “Unique” and “Visionary” are terms that have been used to describe the new equestrian oriented Voyageur Lakes development outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. Voyageur Lakes is a mixed-use development that includes, residential homesites, shops and at the heart of the development an Equestrian Center. ...


    By Quanics Incorporated

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Village of Rouses Point, NY

    The Village of Rouses Point has been a BDP customer since 1990 when they purchased a 1.0m BDP Model ‘E’. During the latest expansion of their facility, the plant evaluated various options for increasing the hydraulic throughput of their dewatering system. BDP was the press of choice due to the 3DPTM belt filter press superior performance, simplified room layout and first class ...


    By BDP Industries

  • J.C. Chambers WWTP City of Berea, KY

    The City of Berea was operating with outdated belt press technology which had high maintenance requirements and inadequate operating capacity. During the latest expansion of their facility, the plant evaluated various options for increasing the hydraulic throughput and reliability of their dewatering system. BDP was the press of choice due to the superior performance of the 3DPTM belt filter ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Hoosac WQD Williamstown, MA

    An aging primary and secondary treatment facility coupled with increased loadings to the co-settling primary clarifier resulted in the need to upgrade the Hoosac WQD. An important component of the upgrade was biosolids handling. Tighe & Bond selected the belt filter press as the bases of design for this 5.37 MGD average daily flow facility. The co-settled primary and secondary sludge is ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Deepwell injection

    Project profile: BP Chemicals DATA: End User: BP Chemicals Location: Lima, Ohio Commissioned: November 2000 Units: (2) FDB-64P Hydromation, Deep Bed Filter Flow Rate: 1,300 gpm Process: Solids removal prior to deep well disposal ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • How do oil mist collectors work? Comparing the different technologies, part I

    There are multiple different physical mechanics used by the industrial tools referred to as “oil mist collectors. Over the next two entries, we’re going to take a look at the four most common technologies and why a business might want to use or avoid each one. Centrifugal Mist Collectors The first ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Cocopeat Biofiltration Systems

    A cocopeat biofilter system is a low-cost and low-maintenance on-site wastewater treatment solution that is modular in design and applicable for residential, institutional and commercial establishments. The system can be designed to passively treat septic tank effluent to meet secondary treatment levels. For residential use, the biofilter unit consists of a relatively small ...


    By IWA Publishing

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