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Removing Iron From Groundwater
Removing Iron From Groundwater

In 2008 Texas was facing an extended drought and the City of San Angelo was weighing its alternatives. The City felt the Hickory Aquifer well field was the best water option available, but this water contained significant amounts of radium and iron.

Aeration System Solves Lagoon Odors And High Maintenance Problems
Aeration System Solves Lagoon Odors And High Maintenance Problems

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.

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KLa Systems Floating Effluent Decanters KLa Systems Floating Effluent Decanters

KLa Systems floating effluent decanters are used to draw clarified liquid from near the liquid surface of sequencing batch reactors and aerobic digesters.

Airmaster Aerator "TURBO X-TREME" Aeration - 20 Hp - 230V/460/3Ph Airmaster Aerator "TURBO X-TREME" Aeration - 20 Hp - 230V/460/3Ph
Each aerator shall be capable of producing 3.0 lbs. of oxygen per nameplate horsepower per hour under normal conditions during aeration. Each 15 HP aerator shall be capable of pumping and mixing approximately 4,032,000 gallons per day under normal conditions and continuous operation
PASSAVANT® Disc Diffuser ROEFLEX® PASSAVANT® Disc Diffuser ROEFLEX®

The disc diffuser ROEFLEX® stands out for its simple and robust design. It consists of a unique, convex shaped support disc. The disc is covered by a flexible, slotted membrane of elastomer, a ring secures the membrane in place. Due to the disc’s unique convex shape the membrane is slightly lifted off the disc when air is supplied, therefore allowing an even distribution of the generated fine bubbles. The membrane can be delivered in different rubber (EPDM) qualities and slot patterns (HL, SL) according to the application.

Kynar PVDF Jet Aerator For Improved Wear Resistance Kynar PVDF Jet Aerator For Improved Wear Resistance

Ten years ago, KLa Systems was presented with the challenge of finding a more wear-resistant material for our jet aeration nozzles.  The inner nozzle is the liquid propulsion nozzle of the jet aerator and continuously sees high volumes of motive liquid flow at velocities ranging from 33-46 ft/s.  Traditionally, these inner jet nozzles were made from the same FRP material as the outer jet with the industry accepted corrosion/abrasion liner made up of C-Glass/Nexus and Silicon Carbide impregnated into the vinylester resin.  For many years this material had held up in most industrial and municipal bioprocesses with no adverse deterioration or wear.

Aerators Aerators
Layne Christensen manufactures aerators used in potable water systems to remove dissolved gases and to oxidize naturally occuring compounds for treatment downstream. Aerators can also reduce taste and odor problems
LAGOON MASTER™ Sludge Activating Aerator LAGOON MASTER™ Sludge Activating Aerator

Recreational ponds, wastewater lagoons, fish grow-out ponds and small, shallow lakes have always exhibited the problem of organic matter collecting on the bottom and eventually becoming polluted. Wastewater lagoons are especially fraught with problems because their purpose is to clean the wastewater to the point that it can be released back into the environment. Over the years many different things have been attempted to assist in degrading the organic matter that builds up in the “sludge” on the bottom of these water bodies.

Airmaster Aerator "TURBO X-TREME" Aeration- 25 Hp - 230V/460V/3Ph Airmaster Aerator "TURBO X-TREME" Aeration- 25 Hp - 230V/460V/3Ph
Each aerator shall be capable of producing 3.0 lbs. of oxygen per nameplate horsepower per hour under normal conditions during aeration. Each 25 HP aerator shall be capable of pumping and mixing approximately 5,040,000 gallons per day under normal conditions and continuous operation
Sanitaire® Silver Series II Diffused Aeration System Sanitaire® Silver Series II Diffused Aeration System

For a combination of high aeration efficiency and low operating costs, there’s the Sanitaire Silver Series II membrane diffuser – the most widely used fine bubble diffused aeration system available today.

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WASTEWATER AERATION & BLOWERS PODCASTS

Three Largest Challenges With Wastewater Lagoons Three Largest Challenges With Wastewater Lagoons

When it comes to wastewater lagoons, there are three main challenges that operators run into. The first, similar to other parts of the nation’s wastewater treatment infrastructure, is age. The second is compliance with new EPA ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorus limits which many lagoon plants weren’t designed to deal with. And the third is expansion as communities grow and need additional capacity.

Enhanced Primary Treatment Reduces Energy By Separating BOD Before Aeration Enhanced Primary Treatment Reduces Energy By Separating BOD Before Aeration

At WEFTEC 2016, Evoqua Water Technologies explored six core challenges faced by wastewater treatment plants -- energy reduction, nutrient removal, odor and corrosion control, aging plant equipment, water reuse and disinfection. In this Water Online Radio interview, Paul Rice, Municipal Marketing Director with Evoqua Water Technologies, discusses energy reduction and nutrient removal in more detail.

Energy Efficiency Boosted By Replacing Controls Not Blowers Energy Efficiency Boosted By Replacing Controls Not Blowers

At the wastewater treatment facility, the biggest energy consumer is almost always the multistage aeration blowers. Replacing these blowers with high speed turbo blowers can save energy but the short-term cost to replace the existing blowers, reroute pipe and set new foundations can make the change a hard sell.

Reduce Costs With Energy And Equipment Savings Reduce Costs With Energy And Equipment Savings

For more than 60 years, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Limited has been providing customers with a full range of globally proven in-tank mixing solutions.

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WASTEWATER AERATION VIDEOS

Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) – Parkson’s EcoCycle SBR Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) – Parkson’s EcoCycle SBR

In this video, Parkson discusses the process of biologically treating wastewater in a batch mode and what differentiates Parkson's SBR from others.

Energy-Efficient System Design for WWTPs Energy-Efficient System Design for WWTPs

Energy is a huge portion of a wastewater treatment plant’s operating costs, with aeration blowers a significant user. System splitting with an adaptive master controller reduces electrical, maintenance, and initial investment costs.

Aeration Efficiencies Found With Automated Controls Aeration Efficiencies Found With Automated Controls

With a variety of blower combinations available to optimize aeration performance at wastewater treatment plants, efficiencies are now being found by focusing in on aeration control systems. Eric Bennett, Controls Product Manager with Aerzen, recently discussed the advantages operators are finding by deploying the company's AERProcess solution in managing energy use, optimizing biological processes and reducing wear and tear on blowers and valves.

Atlas Copco Supports Aquafin With Their Total Cost Of Ownership Approach Atlas Copco Supports Aquafin With Their Total Cost Of Ownership Approach

Find out the importance of total cost of ownership in wastewater treatment applications and how Atlas Copco supports this approach.

Fluence Offers A Revolution In The Economics Of Wastewater Treatment For Reuse Fluence Offers A Revolution In The Economics Of Wastewater Treatment For Reuse

Fluence’s Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology is an innovative wastewater treatment solution which saves up to 90 percent energy consumption. It is the ideal solution for decentralized applications such as rural villages, housing developments, municipalities, hotels, resorts, and golf courses.

Fluence Is Changing The Economics And Accessibility Of Wastewater Treatment Fluence Is Changing The Economics And Accessibility Of Wastewater Treatment

Surrounded by agricultural fields where water is a vital resource, the rural region of Hayogev, Israel chose Fluence’s energy-efficient Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) solution for wastewater treatment suitable for reuse.

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ABOUT AERATION

 

A common first step in the secondary treatment process is to send wastewater to an aeration tank. In an aeration tank, bacterium is used to effectively break down pollutants into less harmful components. Wastewater aeration provides the appropriate oxygen level so that aerobic bacteria can thrive in degrading pollutants such as iron and manganese as part of the wastewater treatment process. Aeration can also be used to destroy anaerobic bacteria that perish in the presence of oxygen. Aerobes that can break down pollutants 10-100 times faster than anaerobes are used most frequently.

Aeration is also used to improve waste lagoons and other waterways such as lakes and reservoirs where oxygen deficiency contributes to taste, odor and pollutant problems. Equipment used for wastewater aeration includes low cascades, jet fountains, spray nozzles, blowers, submerged perforated pipe and porous plates or tubes. Whether the water is thrown into the air via a fountain or diffused by air bubbles being blown or drawn into the wastewater in an aeration tank, aeration works by increasing the area of contact between the oxygen in the air and water.

The most common wastewater aeration process in use today is the air diffusion process, where air is introduced from blowers through diffusion tubes suspended in a spiral flow tank, or in some cases, through diffuser plates in the bottom of the aeration tanks.