plate clarifier Articles

  • Controlling Sludge in Lamella Clarifiers

    This month we are focusing on the control of sludge blanket build up in Lamella Clarifiers. Lamella Clarifiers, also known as Inclined Plate Separators (IPS) are in common use at Waste Water Treatment Sites as small footprint plant settlement units and are often employed in ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Upgrading Pre-Existing DAF Clarifiers

    Whether a Mill is pursuing a facility wide directive to reduce water consumption or simply looking for better performance from a presently installed DAF clarifier, the advancements discussed in this overview offer proven techniques to optimize existing DAF system operations. Significant operational cost reductions can be achieved with DAF System Upgrades. In addition, increasing DAF performance ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

  • 50 GPM Parallel Plate Clarifier for raw water treatment at a chemical manufacturing plant

    Challenge A chemical manufacturing company needed to clarify surface water that was being drawn from a local creek for use as a cooling agent in their manufacturing process. The existing system was 30-years old, corroded, and not very adept at handling solids after separation from the water. Space requirements were a limiting factor in the installation. ...

  • Wastewater Reuse in Zinc Plating: Protectakote Pty Ltd

     Protectakote Pty Ltd has implemented a waste water recycling system at its Geelong facility which is saving it approximately $19,600 per annum and had a very attractive payback of 0.7 years, even without full qualification of all the benefits. Background Protectakote Pty Ltd (Protectakote) is a small metal plating and powder coating operation located in the Geelong region ...


  • Monroe Clarifier provides cost-effective expansion of manufacturing capacity via wastewater reclamation and re-use

    Challenge A PVC resin manufacturing plant was looking to expand its operations without purchasing additional water supply, a limiting factor in the expansion decision. In order to do so, the plant had to clarify and re-use the process water that was being discharged from a centrifuge. This wastewater contained PVC fines that had to be removed before the water was suitable for re-use. ...

  • A multi-parameter analyzer helps a Kentucky treatment plant step up to the plate and meet a new phosphorus limit in its permit

    In 2001, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government West Hickman Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nicholasville, Ky., was starting Phase II of its third upgrade since 1972, when the state imposed a phosphorus limit. Total phosphorus hovered around 6 mg/l, but the permit required 1 mg/l monthly average and 2 mg/l daily maximum from May through October. Engineers from Tetra-Tech, the ...

  • Wastewater from metal finishing industry set for more regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its preliminary 2014 Effluent (liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or sea) Guidelines Program, which outlined more regulations for wastewater from those within the metal finishing industry. A filter press has been a long-trusted solution for treating metal waste, even for those applications that are difficult to dewater. ...


    By M.W. Watermark LLC

  • Metal finishing - Columbia manufacturing company - case study

    Application Columbia Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts began producing bicycles in 1877. The company, while still producing bicycles, transitioned its core product line to institutional furniture with chrome plated bases made from tubular steel. Large amounts of potable water were required for the old plating system. The company was using 180,000 gallons of potable water a ...


  • Aerospace - Leading Aerospace manufacturing firm - case study

    Application The company designs and builds flight controls for aircraft and launch vehicles. Their product line includes thrust vector and steering controls for space vehicles as well as thruster valves, regulators and integrated manifolds for satellite propulsion. Manufacturing of most of these products requires either military spec plating or anodizing to ensure protection from extreme ...


  • Leading military electrical connector manufacturer - case study

    Application The client designs and builds complex electrical connectors for salt water applications. The connectors are used in underwater communications cables and to make solid electrical connections within nuclear submarines. Each connector is housed in a durable waterproof rubber material with gold and platinum plated eluctors to optimize electrical conductivity and decrease ...


  • Chemical recovery - Rare Earth Metals Recovery Company - case study

    Application Rare Earth Metals Recovery Company, which is located in Albany, Oregon, recovers rare earth metals (zirconium, hafnium and titanium) via various proprietary chemical processes. Wastewater Description The wastewater consists of methyl-isobutyl-ketone (MIBK) Waste Disposal Goals The company’s waste disposal goal was ...


  • Groundwater Remediation Case Study

    Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Groundwater Remediation This sample is representative of the ground water that contains diesel fuel from years past. The facility currently uses traditional ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Power plant converts gray water into boiler feedwater using hero technology

    The Facility The Bajio Power Project is a 600 MW combined cycle project owned by the Energía Azteca, a Mexican project company jointly owned by InterGen and American Electric Power. The build, own and operate facility is in commercial operation near the municipality of San Luis de la Paz in the state of Guanajuato, approximately 160 miles from Mexico City. In 1999, ...

  • Case Study - KIA E-Coat Wastewater and Treatment Process

    KIA Automotive uses a water-borne Electrodepostion (E-Coat) paint process that produces various wastes including rinse waters containing Zinc (Zn), Nickel (Ni) & phosphorous (P) waste. Most of the waste is found in the rinse waters from the e-coat overflows that contain less 1000 mg/l TSS. Some of the “dumps” contain detactified paint waste concentrate in small quantities. The various ...

  • Aluminum Anodizer Wastewater Treatment Case Study

    Manufacturing Wastewater Treatment Case Studies Aluminum Anodizer Case Study 2 The facility treats their wastewater using an EQ Tank followed by a Mix tank and clarifier. The solids that settle are ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Town of Manhattan, MT 400,000 GPD Bio-wheel plant case study

    The Manhattan treatment plant is a 400,000 GPD plant in two trains, containing six 24 x 5.0 Bio-WheelTM. It is able to nitrify and denitrify, with two anoxic basins ahead of the aeration basins. Two conventional flight and scraper clarifiers are used. Three Penn Valley RA S/MLSS pumps are located in a separate pump room. The plant is designed for a future expansion to 0.8 MGD. At this time the ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Implementation of an Innovative, Severe Duty, Grit Removal System at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, D.C.

    The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant has headworks facilities capable of treating an average daily design flow of 370 million gallons per day (mgd) and a design peak flow of over 1.0 billion gallons per day (1,000 mgd). The facilities are prone to very heavy grit loads during wet weather events, and the facilities are forced to ...

  • Town of Manhattan Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The Manhattan treatment plant is a 400,000 GPD plant in two trains, containing six 24 x 5.0 Bio-WheelTM. It is able to nitrify and denitrify, with two anoxic basins ahead of the aeration basins. Two conventional flight and scraper clarifiers are used. Three Penn Valley RA S/MLSS pumps are located in a separate pump room. The plant is designed for a future expansion to 0.8 MGD. At this time the ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Metals & Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Metals and Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment Aircraft Components - 80% Cost Reduction ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Floccin for Metals Removal Beats Hydroxide Precipitation Hands Down

    The traditional approach for metals removal is Hydroxide Precipitation where the solubility for the metals changes to insoluble (precipitation) in the form of a metal Hydroxide as the pH increases. The common pH range for this is between 10-11 pH depending on the metal. Lime (calcium hydroxide or CAOH2), caustic (sodium hydroxide or NAOH) or magnesium hydroxide (MgOH2) are generally the chemicals ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

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