Lift Stations Articles

  • Sewer Lift Station - Case Study

    Client: The City of Phoenix Facility:  A sewer Lift Station (LS) located directly adjacent  to a residence. (LS 48) Problem: The impact of facility safety and maintenance were main concerns. Decision: The client chose to replace a chemical scrubber with a BOHN BIOFILTER system. ...

  • Case study - CAIROX CR potassium permanganate tablets

    PROBLEM Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) results from septic conditions during the collection and treatment of wastewater. H2S has long been recognized as a major problem for municipal wastewater systems. This colorless gas, known for its rotten egg smell, is produced by the biological reduction of sulfates and the decomposition of organic material. It forms at virtually every point in a system ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Lift Station Odor Control Using CARUSOL Treating a Wastewater Collection System in a Mid-Western Township - Case Study

    Summary A mid-western township is responsible for operating and maintaining a combined sewer collection system consisting of 150 miles of pipeline and 28 pumping stations. The township does not treat the wastewater, instead contracting with a neighboring city for this service. The township has two final lift stations that transfer the collected wastewater to the neighboring system ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Hydrogen Sulfide and Grease Control in Domestic Sewage Lift Station and force main by the addition of Bio-Organic Catalysts (BOCs)

    Abstract The wastewater from a small section of a southwestern U.S. city was studied. Concerns of grease accumulation and the increasing cost of operation year after year of a current odor control chemistry gave rise to searching for a better solution. There was evidence that grease and slime layers within the pipes and lift station were increasing with the current chemical solution. The ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Hydrogen Sulfide control in a municipal sewer collection system case study

    Odor and Corrosion Control in Pump Stations Using Microcat – ANL BioBlend – BSE 104 Problem Hydrogen sulfide generated in sewer systems can cause safety and maintenance problems including toxicity to humans, odors and corrosion. Several methods are used to control hydrogen sulfide in collection systems. While many have proven to be at least partially ...


    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • Temporary vehicle refuelling station for local authority demonstration

    All UK cities have to work towards achieving the Government’s targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as part of a Low Emissions Strategy. In Spring 2010, Sheffield became one of the very first cities in the UK to use a mobile gas filling station to fuel commercial vehicles. This was the result of a lease agreement between Chesterfield BioGas Ltd and the City Council, for ...

  • Virginia - Community STEP project case study

    Site: Town of Exmore Location: Exmore Virginia Quanics. Inc STEP Systems provide a cost effective, efficient and reliable method for effluent collection in small communities and subdivision developments. Town of Exmore, Virginia The quaint community of Exmore. Virginia was plagued by outdated and failing onsite ...


    By Quanics Incorporated

  • Health, safety and environmental risks of shale gas extraction is given the all clear by the UK government in the Autumn 2012 Statement

    December 2012 saw the final ruling and approval of the fracking industry within George Osborne's Autumn Statement 2012. The released news now means that the temporary ban on fracking has been lifted. Fracking work carried out by UK companies with a license can now continue as planned. It is the company's responsibility to monitor the effects of the fracking process that is being carried out ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • CH#970- Rotating Biological Contactors

    Waste Type: Municipal Flow: 0.99 MGD Problem: Increases in BOD loadings had created a burden for this municipal plant and the operator in charge. Grease build-up had accumulated in the lift stations and a white filamentous film had developed on the RBC's. The plant settled poorly and there was a great deal of foaming on the ...


    By Bio-Systems International

  • Landis sewerage authority lift station monitoring case study

    Landis Sewerage Authority (LSA) serves the greater Vineland, New Jersey area. LSA was facing some typical problems monitoring their 23 lift stations. “Phone line problems with our autodialers were increasing almost as fast as Ma Bell's prices,” says Sam Hess, Collection System Plant Manager for the 8.2 MGD authority. “Additionally, every Wednesday when we would test our stand-by ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • The Many Costs of a Clogged Pump

    Photo:  wef.org In the February 2012 issue of Water Environment and Technology Magazine is an article titled “A solution for ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • New Energy BFP case study

    Clarification and Dewatering Control Industrial TSS The New Energy Corporation facility in South Bend IN produces 380,000 M3 per year (100 million gallons per year) of ethanol from corn feedstock. It also produces about 272,000 tonnes per year (300,000 tons per year) of carbon dioxide and 299,000 tonnes per year (330,000 tons per year) of distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

  • North Creek pumping station, King County, WA

    The new North Creek Pumping Station in King County, Wash., had to maintain the Department of Natural Resources' national reputation for outstanding reliability. To make sure it did, the design team applied the most advanced pump technology and vibration prevention methods. And the designers and utility put extra attention on meeting operations and maintenance needs. "We included folks from ...


  • SCADA for certainty case study

    In today’s world of increasingly complex technology, two very different utilities with very different issues came to similar solutions regarding their telemetry needs. A quickly deployed and easy-to-use SCADA system is adaptable to a variety of problems commonly faced by modern water and wastewater operators. Frankfort Sewer Department Bob Peterson is the deputy director ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • How Sewer Bypass Projects Have Changed During the 21st Century

    Over the past 20 years or so, sewer lift stations across Southern California have been working tirelessly to keep up with the ever-increasing demand as more and more housing is being built. Today, the older and smaller neighborhood pump stations that ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Low cost retrofit of bag dump station upgrades safety, productivity at plant

    ArrMaz Custom Chemicals produces specialty chemicals for the mining, water treatment, fertilizer, asphalt, and construction industries at its manufacturing facility in Mulberry, Florida. In addition to extensive quality control and customer service programs, the company has implemented a “Total Safety Culture” procedure to protect both its employees and the subtropical ecosystem of ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Mabarex Sewper Rx experience

    A Quebec, Canada manufacturer of wastewater treatment equipment, instituted a field test of Reliant’s patented organic solids and odor reduction product, Sewper Rx, in a cookie manufacturing plant. The plant was challenged with very high levels of BOD, TSS and fats, oils and grease, thus experiencing reduced daily flow and poor-quality discharge as a result. The plant operates a sequential ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Better Performance at Lower Cost - Honolulu case study

    Business OverviewThe City of Honolulu operates the Halekou Lift Station which pumps, on average, 35,000-50,000 gallons per day which, in turn, feeds into the Aikahi Wastewater Treatment Plant. The lift station is located in the Kaneohe neighborhood on the windward side of Oahu. The city is, of course, an extremely attractive tourist location, so when area residents began complaining of ...


    By BioMagic

  • Central Pumping Station - Niagara Falls, Ontario case study

    The Municipal Region of Niagara, located in Ontario, Canada, is known worldwide for its majesticwater falls. The City is located on the Niagara River, facing Buffalo, NY. The City has a combined sewer system that had to evolve, over the years in order to support themunicipal development. This evolution led to the need to relocate the City’s Central Pumping Station in order to receive and lift ...

  • Rehab or build new? A comprehensive approach to lift station analysis

    An existing wastewater lift station was evaluated for feasibility of rehabilitation and continued use as an influent pump station for a future wastewater treatment plant. The lift station was evaluated on structural reliability, on-site storm equalization, pumping capacity, location, and cost. These data were compared with the preliminary design and layout of a new facility in close proximity to ...

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