WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse
Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse

Every city facing infrastructure or operational challenges or concerns about maintaining quality of life in the face of population growth or a changing environment has benefits to gain from a unified smart-city approach. Here are some concepts for promoting understanding and acceptance among utility and government decision-makers, plus several examples of benefits already being garnered by smart cities large and small.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • A Lid For Every Pot: Retrofitting To Meet New Aeration Challenges
    A Lid For Every Pot: Retrofitting To Meet New Aeration Challenges

    Aeration for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment involves more than simply moving volumes of air through a treatment basin. It really comes down to creating and sustaining an optimal oxygenated environment for microorganisms to convert oxygen consuming compounds into CO2 and water. Here are some key considerations for making better retrofit decisions about upgrading existing basin capacity and efficiency with jet aeration.

  • Introduction To VigorOx WWT II For Wastewater Disinfection
    Introduction To VigorOx WWT II For Wastewater Disinfection

    Welcome to the first edition of Disinfection Digest, a forum to share experiences using PeroxyChem’s VigorOx WWT II wastewater disinfection technology.

  • MBBR-DAF System Drastically Reduced BOD And TSS Amounts Released Into Nearby Harbor
    MBBR-DAF System Drastically Reduced BOD And TSS Amounts Released Into Nearby Harbor

    Ladysmith, BC is home to nearly 8,000 people on the western coast of Canada and has a history of coal mining, forestry, rail and marine industry. An existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) provided treatment to the town’s wastewater before discharging to the Ladysmith Harbor. The plant removed primarily particulate matter and suspended solids from the wastewater to be driven to a composting site. The existing system met some needs, but would not be able to achieve the future BOD and TSS effluent limits proposed to the town.

  • MBBR-DAF System Provides The 'Perfect Solution' For Alchemist Brewery
    MBBR-DAF System Provides The 'Perfect Solution' For Alchemist Brewery

    Alchemist Brewery is a microbrewery specializing in brewing, packaging and distributing its award-winning IPA beer, Heady Topper. An unprecedented following of the signature ale drove the need for a larger brewery and retail sales center. The brewery operates with a profound respect for environmental responsibility, so with a new facility in the horizon, there was opportunity to explore wastewater treatment system options that would allow them to minimize their impact on the town’s wastewater infrastructure.

  • Refinery Turns To Thermal Mass Flow Meter
    Refinery Turns To Thermal Mass Flow Meter

    An independent Midwest refiner operates refineries in multiple states with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 500,000 barrels per day. The company recently approved a project to improve the safety of its plant and reduce its costs for nitrogen gas used for tank blanketing. Read the full report to learn more.

  • Prolagos Designs Water Distribution System Delivering Energy Savings And Revenue Gains
    Prolagos Designs Water Distribution System Delivering Energy Savings And Revenue Gains

    Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea Group, is responsible for providing water and sewerage services to five municipalities in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. Prolagos manages a total water network encompassing 2,000 kilometers of distribution pipelines and accommodates for variable seasonal fluctuations ranging from 400,000 to almost 2 million inhabitants at the peak of the tourist season.

  • Making Turbidity Readings Consistent, Reliable, And Compatible

    When water treatment plant (WTP) instrument readings impact regulatory compliance, any discrepancy between laboratory and inline instrument readings can be disconcerting. Fortunately, improved sensor technologies and Mobile Sensor Management capabilities can enhance operator confidence in managing the significance of those readings throughout WTP processes.

  • Removal of Metaldehyde & Environmental Contaminant Treatment - Lincoln, United Kingdom (Case Study)
    Removal of Metaldehyde & Environmental Contaminant Treatment - Lincoln, United Kingdom (Case Study)

    Anglian Water (Anglian) is one of the largest suppliers of drinking water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. As an alternative to ozone, Anglian decided to install a TrojanUVTorrent™ECT UV-oxidation system, as part of a multi-barrier approach, to ensure it produced a potable water supply that matched the high standards required by its regulators and customers.

  • Grit Washer Turns La Crosse’s WWTP Grit Into Green
    Grit Washer Turns La Crosse’s WWTP Grit Into Green

    La Crosse’s WWTP wanted to make some improvements to their treatment processes to make their plant more efficient and effective. Because of the odor, hazardous nature, and sheer weight of the organics-laden grit, La Crosse’s disposal fees were quite significant.

  • The Safe Use And Handling Of Vigorox® WWT II Wastewater Disinfection Technology
    The Safe Use And Handling Of Vigorox® WWT II Wastewater Disinfection Technology

    VigorOx® WWT II wastewater disinfection technology is a very effective technology for wastewater disinfection. Its combination of efficacy for microbial kill, ease of use and low impact on the environment make it an ideal choice as an alternative to chlorine disinfection.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Are Widely Used In The Soft Drink And Brewing Industries To Control Dissolved Gasses
    3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Are Widely Used In The Soft Drink And Brewing Industries To Control Dissolved Gasses

    Gas control is an important concern in the beverage industry. Oxygen in the water can oxidize flavor components and shorten the shelf life of the product. Carbon dioxide can also have an impact on taste and pH of the product.

  • Precise Control Of Dissolved O2 And N2 In Semiconductor Applications Using 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors
    Precise Control Of Dissolved O2 And N2 In Semiconductor Applications Using 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors

    Semiconductor manufacturers increasingly want precise control of O2 and N2 concentrations in ultrapure water. Specifically, the polishing loop of a semiconductor plant needs to control dissolved O2 to low levels of 1 ppb or 5 ppb while simultaneously controlling the dissolved N2 between 8–12 ppm.

  • Alcoholic Beverage Fusel Alcohol Testing With Static Headspace
    Alcoholic Beverage Fusel Alcohol Testing With Static Headspace

    A static headspace method was developed using Teledyne Tekmar automated headspace vial samplers to meet the method requirements of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the US Department of the Treasury (TTB) method SSD: TM:2001 for testing fusel alcohols in alcoholic beverages.

  • All WirelessHART Devices Are Not Created Equal
    All WirelessHART Devices Are Not Created Equal

    Though they all must support routing functionality, some devices do it better than others.

    Routing consumes more energy, so the lifetime of the battery will be affected.  Therefore, a device with a battery that is inexpensive, has a long lifetime, and is easy to change would be ideal. With all this considered, a WirelessHART temperature transmitter is a suitable option to operate as a repeater.

  • Advances In Paper-Based Devices For Water Quality Analysis
    Advances In Paper-Based Devices For Water Quality Analysis

    Water quality test strips have been around for decades. They are usually constructed from a porous media, including different types of paper, and undergo a color change when dipped into water containing the analyte of interest. These test strips have seen application in swimming pools, aquariums, hot tubs, remediation sites, and other commercial/environmental areas.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor

    Hach LDO® technology improves the efficiency of pharmaceutical plant’s wastewater treatment process, helping to protect the environment and the community.

  • VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications
    VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications

    In the early days of variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for manufacturing synthetic fiber, steel bars, and aluminum foil.

  • Determination Of Hexanal In Foods Utilizing Dynamic Headspace
    Determination Of Hexanal In Foods Utilizing Dynamic Headspace

    Hexanal is one of many well-documented aromatic components that contribute to flavor and aroma in common consumer food products containing omega-6 fatty acids. Hexanal content is also used to measure the oxidative status of foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Analyzing Total Organic Carbon In Sea Water
    Analyzing Total Organic Carbon In Sea Water

    The analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in seawater can be both challenging and expensive. The concentration of organic carbon in seawater is of considerable interest. The effect this matrix can have on TOC analyzers can lead to rapid consumable turnover, costly maintenance and repairs.

  • Textile Wastewater Treatment — An Application To Sustainably Reuse Water In The Textile Industry
    Textile Wastewater Treatment — An Application To Sustainably Reuse Water In The Textile Industry

    The textile industry is a water consumption intensive industry. Water is utilized for cleaning the raw material, and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of fresh water utilization has increased worldwide.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

OPTIFLUX 2300 Electromagnetic Flowmeter OPTIFLUX 2300 Electromagnetic Flowmeter

The OPTIFLUX 2300 is an electromagnetic flowmeter (EMF) for all demanding applications with water and wastewater. The high-end meter is particularly suitable for applications requiring high accuracy and extensive diagnostics. The EMF has the widest diameter range available in the market (DN25…3000 / 1…120") and complies with requirements for custody transfer (MID MI-001, OIML R49). It also has a wide range of approvals for potable water. This makes the OPTIFLUX 2300 an effective alternative to mechanical water meters, not least in custody transfer measurement of potable water.

OxyMix<sup>®</sup> Pure Oxygen Mixer For Efficient Oxygen Transfer OxyMix® Pure Oxygen Mixer For Efficient Oxygen Transfer

Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has led the industry in surface aeration and mixing with thousands of installed units throughout the world. For those wastewater applications that require an efficient means of introducing oxygen into a system, the OxyMix pure oxygen mixer is an economical solution compared to other pure oxygen devices.

BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter

BIOSTYR® is a simple and innovative process, which carries out effective biological treatment of residual water at minimum operating cost. Highly compact, BIOSTYR® combines (in a single structure), the biological reactor that degrades pollution and the phase separation that removes the matter transformed by purification.

Festo Optical Sensors Festo Optical Sensors

Thanks to the optical measurement methods, the SOE... series sensors cover a wide range of tasks. From color detection to detection of smallest parts, right up to a laser distance sensor. Of course it is perfectly tailored for the products and services of Festo.

Membray MBR Membrane Membray MBR Membrane

Toray's Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) process is a combination of biological wastewater treatment and membrane filtration.

Servo Motor: EMME-AS Servo Motor: EMME-AS

Reliable and powerful AC synchronous servo motor with optimized connection technology for dynamic applications.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT

  • How To Use ATP And DNA In A Wastewater Nitrification Monitoring Plan
    How To Use ATP And DNA In A Wastewater Nitrification Monitoring Plan

    Ammonia removal is a key metric for assessing wastewater treatment facility performance. This is because ammonia contributes to aquatic life toxicity. Furthermore, nitrogen, along with phosphorus, is a driver of receiving water eutrophication. Eutrophication, which simply is an over-enrichment of nutrients, can be detrimental to environmental and public health. It can result in harmful algae blooms, dissolved oxygen depletion, fish kills, and other damaging impacts.

  • 4 Benefits Of Utilizing Reverse Osmosis Wastewater Treatment For Reuse
    4 Benefits Of Utilizing Reverse Osmosis Wastewater Treatment For Reuse

    When a municipality or business wants to reuse their wastewater, some applications require more treatment than others due to the quality of the wastewater. Many standard wastewater treatment systems consist of pretreatment, primary treatment, and secondary treatment stages. By the end of the secondary stage, a majority of the pollutants, solids, organics, inorganics, and metals have been removed or reduced. This is where reverse osmosis wastewater treatment can be utilized in a third stage process.

  • Analyzing Water Quality Parameters When Choosing AOP Systems For Water Treatment
    Analyzing Water Quality Parameters When Choosing AOP Systems For Water Treatment

    In water and wastewater treatment, chemistry is king. Treatment options are evaluated depending on the quality of water to be treated and the treatment application. Treatment systems including AOP systems, are designed to specifically target certain contaminants and remove or reduce them from the water. This takes places through the power of chemical reactions. Even biological treatments involve chemistry at their core.

  • Moving Forward On Desalination
    Moving Forward On Desalination

    A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology

  • Learn How De Nora’s Acquisition Of MIOX Is Making An Impact
    Learn How De Nora’s Acquisition Of MIOX Is Making An Impact

    In February 2019, De Nora announced the acquisition of MIOX® Corporation, an Albuquerque-based  electrochemical expert. Five months later, Bryan Brownlie, Managing Director – De Nora Water Technologies Texas LLC, answers some of the key questions we have been asked about the rationale for the acquisition and the changes that have happened since.

  • Global Perspective On Water In The Circular Economy
    Global Perspective On Water In The Circular Economy

    Isn’t it ironic that our beautiful blue planet, covered 70 percent with water, is struggling to meet citizens’ water needs? Yes, and the reasons are obvious. Out of the Earth’s total water, less than 3 percent is available as freshwater, and a portion of it is actually accessible. Uneven distribution of fresh waterbodies and population across the globe further skew water supply and demand ratios. Also, climate change, deforestation, desertification, droughts, floods, and depletion of natural waterbodies resulting from anthropogenic and natural activities add to these miseries.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

Electromagnetic Flow Measurement Supports The Environmental Industry (MID) Video Electromagnetic Flow Measurement Supports The Environmental Industry (MID) Video

Endress+Hauser has been present on the water and wastewater market for decades.

The New IQ SensorNet Product Video The New IQ SensorNet Product Video

The IQ SensorNet wastewater treatment process monitor is a powerful, modular system designed to be flexible enough to place anywhere in your wastewater treatment system and add to it at anytime.

Video: Importance Of 'Right-Sizing' Positive Displacement Blowers Video: Importance Of 'Right-Sizing' Positive Displacement Blowers

Learn about the importance of "right-sizing" positive displacement blowers in wastewater treatment plants. Includes several examples and tips for saving energy, keeping machines within operating ranges and more.

Aerzen Delta Hybrid Case Study Video Aerzen Delta Hybrid Case Study Video

The first installation of the new technology — Aerzen's Rotary Lobe Compressor — saves 30% energy usage in the Huntington, NY Wastewater Treatment plant.

Royal Opening For Sulzer's New Middlesbrough Service Centre

Sulzer’s new, purpose-built Service Centre in Middlesbrough has been officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who was given a tour of the new facility by Arthur Grant, the Service Centre Manager.

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