Significant innovation had occurred in the 17 years since the TrojanUV4000™ was installed at the Murfreesboro Water Resource Recovery Facility. Advancements associated with system efficacy, simplified maintenance, and energy efficiency had been introduced, all of which correlate to cost savings. Such advancements can all be found in the TrojanUVSigna™ – the UV system that was selected for the upgrade.
The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant’s management team became interested in pursuing the gas-to-energy power co-generation system for both environmental and cost reasons.
The Bordeaux region of St. Thomas had a pressing need for a wastewater treatment plant that produces high effluent quality. Its existing plant was old and did not meet regulation nor industry standards. Fluence, together with its partner SD&C Inc., built an MABR-based wastewater treatment plant from the ground up, utilizing whatever existing pieces of equipment could be used from the old plant.
Fairmont, Minnesota, known as the City of Lakes, is located in Martin County in southern Minnesota. The city’s water treatment plant serves a mix of customers including approximately 3,900 residential taps, 500 commercial and 17 industrial customers. Looking to the future, Fairmont city leaders began to investigate upgrading the city’s water treatment plant in 2010. The existing plant had been in operation for well over 70 years and relied on gas chlorine for disinfection.
Storey County, NV, just southeast of Reno, needed to replace an outdated wastewater treatment plant that serves the historic communities of Virginia City and Gold Hill. The new site was on the side of a hill, presenting challenges for the design of the plant and the orientation of its processes. Also, the new plant area was entirely within a district on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the full case study to learn how the new modular design allows for an efficient wastewater treatment solution.
When the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) anticipated the need to upgrade the Hugh A. Wyckoff water treatment plant, they turned to granular activated carbon (GAC) technology after vetting several alternatives. The plant, a wholesaler in a two-plant system, processes up to 72 million gallons per day and serves about 350,000 people. Comprising of Wyckoff and the James E. Quarles treatment plant, CCMWA is the second largest water provider in Georgia.
The Hagerstown Wastewater Treatment Plant in Maryland incorporated several plant modifications, one of which was the conversion of their disinfection process from the use of ozone to UV.
The North Columbus Resource Facility recently completed a $12-million replacement of its settled water filtration, removing the existing Wheeler filters, their three-part media and 10-inch poured concrete underdrains, which were no longer efficient.
Installing and operating an ozone oxidation system for wastewater remediation at a gold mine located in a remote region of Alaska is full of challenges.
When Plainfield, IN, needed to double their permitted capacity from 2 MGD to 4 MGD at their South wastewater treatment plant, they faced a dilemma. Like most treatment plants, space is at a premium, and compact design was needed not only for the current expansion, including the addition of a post aeration structure, but to preserve as much room as possible for projected future expansions.
The Honouliuli Water Recycling Facility (WRF) includes filtration and UV disinfection to treat to Class R-1 reuse standards for various uses, including irrigation. In order to maintain high-level reuse, simplify maintenance, and reduce operation costs, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply decided to replace its 15-year-old TrojanUV4000™ with a TrojanUVSigna™. With the high cost of power in Hawaii, this system upgrade will provide significant power savings (estimated at 75%) and will enable equipment payback in less than 2.5 years.
In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. Read the full case study to learn more.
To ensure durable and impermeable concrete structures, PENETRON crystalline technology was specified for a comprehensive upgrade of the almost 100-year-old Martinsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Virginia.
Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative manufacturing company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a formal Notice of Allowance for a fifth patent to treat industrial wastewaters including those that are produced during the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.
BioLargo Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), an innovator of sustainable science and technology and a full-service environmental engineering company, announced today the completion of a study that demonstrates the effectiveness of its Advanced Oxidation System (“AOS”) water treatment platform for treatment of poultry wastewater and municipal tertiary wastewater.
Neptune-Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems, ETS-UV disinfection systems, and Lawson Aquatics components, is a proud to be chosen to supply their award-winning Defender® aquatic filtration system to the Lotte World Gimhae Waterpark in South Korea.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) improve the quality of wastewater management and reuse through a $240M private sector loan package to Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (BEWG), an integrated water infrastructure operator.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. (Loves Park, IL) officially introduced the AquaNereda® aerobic granular sludge system during the company’s national training seminar on April 6, 2017.
The new website will better assist municipalities, industries, minerals processing entities, engineers, contractors, and maintenance personnel in selecting equipment and solutions for water and wastewater processing applications.
Aquionics, a leading provider of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology is to unveil a new US EPA and NWRI-validated energy efficient UV system for municipal waste water and reuse water applications at WEFTEC 2017
As the United States forecast a surge in energy demand and consumption over the winter period, Biwater and NeoTech Aqua team up to highlight their energy-saving work in California, centred on a new and innovative water reuse demonstration project with the Padre Dam Municipal Water District.
Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink:GWTR) is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AquiSense Technologies, a Kentucky company that is unveiling the world’s first UV-C LED production product for water disinfection at Aquatech Amsterdam.
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
NeoTech Aqua Solutions Inc., the leader in high-efficiency UV systems for disinfection, Advanced Oxidation Processes, and TOC Reduction in water and water reuse will be participating at the AWWA ACE Conference in Boston, MA, June 8-11, 2014.
Engineers at wastewater recycling plants can rest easy knowing that their methods for minimizing the formation of a potent carcinogen are targeting the right chemical compound.
AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in UV-C LED disinfection systems, has been wholly acquired by Nikkiso America, Inc in a cash deal. With over a half century of product development, Nikkiso has provided original technologies to a range of industries, including medical, aviation, life sciences, and microelectronics.
Carollo Engineers, CDM Smith, and Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) were recently awarded a grand prize by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) for their work on a state-of-the-art ultraviolet (UV) system at GCWW’s Richard Miller Treatment Plant (RMTP).
Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ALKM), a publicly traded health and wellness technology holding company with a focus on patentable, innovative, and eco-friendly products announced today that High Country Shrimp LLC, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, has secured a location and begun testing for the company's 'proof of concept,' utilizing the patented Alkame technology for use within the aquaculture industry.
According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled "UV Disinfection Equipment Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth, and Forecast, 2013-2020", the global UV disinfection equipment market has a potential to reach $2.8B by 2020, registering a CAGR of 15.3% during 2014-2020.
Wastewater disinfection takes place after primary, secondary and sometimes tertiary wastewater treatment. It is typically a final step to remove organisms from the treated water before the effluent is released back into the water system. Disinfection prevents the spread of waterborne diseases by reducing microbes and bacterial numbers to a regulated level.
A variety of physical and chemical methods are used to disinfect wastewater prior to it being released into natural waterways. Historically, the chemical agent of choice for municipal wastewater treatment has been chlorine, due to its disinfecting properties and low cost. However, the rising cost of chlorine and concerns that low chlorine concentrations can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife, has given rise to more physical methods of wastewater disinfection being adopted such as ozonation or ultraviolet (UV) light.
The use of ozone as a disinfection agent has the added benefit of increasing the dissolved oxygen content of the treated wastewater. However, because the ozone has to be generated, ozonation can require prohibitive up-front capital expenditure compared to traditional chlorination. UV disinfection has been growing in popularity as a wastewater disinfection method, in large part because of the life-cycle economics of the equipment and the fact that, like ozone, there is no toxic residual.