WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Grading Pressure-Boosting Pump Efficiency — On A Curve
Grading Pressure-Boosting Pump Efficiency — On A Curve

Are your current pressure-boosting pumps the best design for your operating conditions? Are they maximizing value from your operating budget with peak efficiency? How can you know for sure, and what can you do if they are not? Here are some guidelines for evaluating performance efficiency in pressure-boosting applications and for choosing the best pump configurations for new or existing applications.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • How To Take Charge of Your Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection

    The use of chlorine to treat and disinfect drinking water and wastewater has been in practice for decades, with the earliest recorded attempt dating all the way back to 1893. Since then, it has come a long way.

  • Creating Optimal Energy and Cost-Efficient Membrane Diffusers
    Creating Optimal Energy and Cost-Efficient Membrane Diffusers

    Collaboration is the warm-blooded heart of our cold, calculating approach to science. Our teams of technology specialists work to establish customized, lasting solutions in wastewater treatment for each client—and every industry. As our current innovation initiatives in dairy, petrol and waste water systems have shown, there is no diffuser membrane market too unique for our state-of-the-art polymer materials. Mainsail’s technology groups make sure of it. Our integrated approach to customized solutions allows us to offer a complete package of solutions to any challenge.

  • Standardizing On-Site Hypochlorite Generation Disinfection Technology In Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants Increases Safety And Eases Operations
    Standardizing On-Site Hypochlorite Generation Disinfection Technology In Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants Increases Safety And Eases Operations

    In late 2005, the City of Newberg, Oregon, decided to upgrade their water treatment plant disinfection process from gas chlorine to on-site hypochlorite generation (OSHG) in an effort to simplify operations and increase operator safety. The plant produced an average of 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD), with a peak capacity of 5 MGD.

  • Efficacy Of Electrocoagulation Technology On Selenium-Contaminated Mine Effluent
    Efficacy Of Electrocoagulation Technology On Selenium-Contaminated Mine Effluent

    This paper helps to understand the efficacy of BakerCorp Electrocoagulation (EC) technology and treatment process in treating selenium-contaminated mine effluent. Two mine effluent samples were treated by Baker EC. Selenium constituent concentrations in both water samples were reduced significantly to below reporting qualification limits. Based on the results of the effluent samples, electrocoagulation is an effective treatment option for waste streams found to contain selenium.

  • Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank
    Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank

    Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water, and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. By Bill Sholette, Level Products Business Manager, and Ricardo Chavez, Solutions Business Manager, Endress+Hauser

  • Accurate Sludge Conditioning For Good Dewatering Results
    Accurate Sludge Conditioning For Good Dewatering Results

    Where should I put the sludge? There is a consensus among wastewater plant operators and other industry groups that the subject of sludge will take on more importance in the future. The reasons for this are the increasingly strict controls on discharge methods and the obvious cost burden of every cubic meter of sludge.

  • Water Plant Upgrades: 4 Reasons To Break The Re-Order Habit
    Water Plant Upgrades: 4 Reasons To Break The Re-Order Habit

    A large percentage of the flow meters purchased for municipal water plants are replacements for older meters in existing facilities or distribution systems. It’s a common practice to replace aging meters with the same technology, often from the same manufacturer.

  • Energy Savings With Jet Aeration: The Devil Is In The Details
    Energy Savings With Jet Aeration: The Devil Is In The Details

    Conserving energy and saving costs are always on the minds of wastewater professionals. Aeration accounts for more than 50 percent of electrical usage at most treatment plants. Improved aeration efficiency will always work toward the goals of saving energy and reducing operating costs.

  • How Automated Real-Time Controls Can Provide More Consistency In Wastewater Treatment Operations
    How Automated Real-Time Controls Can Provide More Consistency In Wastewater Treatment Operations

    Within a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), operators typically face an extremely wide range of different variabilities.

  • Duperon® FlexRake® Reduced Maintenance By 1,357 Hours
    Duperon® FlexRake® Reduced Maintenance By 1,357 Hours

    In 2002, the City of Phoenix purchased a Duperon® FlexRake® as part of a pilot project designed to allow the City to test maintenance claims against their existing climbing screen equipment. The yearlong pilot would run the FlexRake® along with the climbers; at the conclusion, the screen would be measured for wear and compared to the climbers in terms of maintenance time and debris capture.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Waste Technologies Transform Problems To Profit
    Waste Technologies Transform Problems To Profit

    Anaerobic digestion processes that radically improve the quality of wastewater while delivering green energy extracted from biological waste streams are emerging as a profitable way for agricultural and food processing industries cope with the twin impact of drought and pollution challenges.

  • Environmental Applications Of The Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC: The Evolution Of Chromatography This application note presents examples of the use of UHPLC (ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography) for environmental applications using the new Agilent 1290 Infinity LC. By E. Michael Thurman and Imma Ferrer Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry Department of Environmental Engineering University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
  • Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement
    Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement

    The clarity of water in a stream, river or ocean is a key determinant in fostering a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem. The clearer the water, the greater the ability of light to penetrate to aquatic plants which generate the oxygen needed for aquatic life.

  • Removal Of PFCs With Activated Carbon
    Removal Of PFCs With Activated Carbon

    In recent years, various perflorinated chemicals (PFCs) have come under increasing scrutiny due to their presence in the environment, in animals, and in human blood samples. There are two major classes of PFCs: perfluoroalkyl sulfonates such as perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and long chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylates such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA).

  • Combining Decentralized And Centralized Wastewater Treatment Strategies To Solve Community Challenges
    Combining Decentralized And Centralized Wastewater Treatment Strategies To Solve Community Challenges

    To sustain the environment and smart community growth while protecting public health, engineers, municipal health officials, and regulators need innovative wastewater treatment solutions. The latest evolution of decentralized systems can efficiently handle residential and commercial daily flows and are a cost-effective alternative to the large, centralized wastewater treatment plants of the past. 

  • Disinfection And Emerging Contaminant Removal With HyDOZ®
    Disinfection And Emerging Contaminant Removal With HyDOZ®

    In the summer of 2012, BlueInGreen partnered with a facility in Arkansas to study disinfection of wastewater and removal of emerging contaminants of concern (ECC) by utilizing dissolved ozone. The plant has a firm capacity of 12 MGD and includes primary clarification, activated sludge, secondary clarification, and sand filtration prior to the existing UV system.

  • Degassing Boiler Feed Water in China with 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors
    Degassing Boiler Feed Water in China with 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors

    ShenLan Environment Inc. located in Shanghai, China uses 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors in their boiler feed water treatment systems. These systems realize lower operating costs with the added benefit of reducing the chemicals added to the boiler feed water.

  • Orion DUAL STAR™ Quick Start Note - Nitrate In Water & Wastewater The Thermo Scientific Orion DUAL STAR meter shows the results of both input channels simultaneously.
  • Pile Cloth Media Filtration For Clean Utilities
    Pile Cloth Media Filtration For Clean Utilities

    Cooling towers and boilers consume the most fresh water in the industry, with industrial process waters carrying the balance. Power plants and refineries use more water volume for the cooling process than any other area of the facility. Mining and food and beverage industries consume higher volumes for their processes. Clean water may come from a range of sources, including clarified surface waters, groundwater or properly treated wastewater (reuse) sources.

  • Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings
    Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings

    Hot Clean-In-Place (CIP) sanitization is commonly used to combat microbial growth in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Performed frequently as a prevention strategy, hot water sanitization is a requirement for high purity water (HPW) for United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Drum Screen LIQUID Drum Screen LIQUID

The HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID is available in different designs and suitable for numerous applications of solids-liquid separation.

Capital Controls® VEGA™ Gas Chlorinator Vent Exhaust Gas Arrestor Capital Controls® VEGA™ Gas Chlorinator Vent Exhaust Gas Arrestor

The Capital Controls® VEGA™ is a disposable chlorinator vacuum regulator vent gas arrestor designed to treat occasional chlorine gas vent releases that may accompany chlorine container changeovers and fouled vacuum regulator inlet valves. The field tested VEGA prevents nuisance tripping of chlorine room air sensor alarms; helps compliance with local, state and federal code restrictions against exhausting chlorine fumes outside of a building; keeps the building free from chlorine related acid corrosion.

Channel Monster Flex Channel Monster Flex

The patent pending Channel Monster FLEX consists of a FLEX Grinder and a Solids Diverter with perforated screen connected by a FLEX Frame. The Channel Monster FLEX continues the Channel Monster legacy of high flow capacity while capturing and shredding rags, rocks, wood, and other solids into small pieces to pass harmlessly through pumps, pipes, and process equipment.

Smith & Loveless Flooded Suction Non-Clog Pump Smith & Loveless Flooded Suction Non-Clog Pump

Tens of thousands of proven Smith & Loveless Non-Clog Pumps convey wastewater around the world, providing reliable service day-in and day-out.

Flygt SmartRun® Flygt SmartRun®

Introducing SmartRun, a pump controller solution for pump stations with up to three alternating pumps. An integral part of the Flygt Experior® concept, this pump-control unit lets your pump take care of itself, freeing the pump station from debris, setting the optimal speed for energy efficiency and cost savings, as well as communicating with external monitoring equipment for peace of mind. SmartRun handles pump cleaning, pipe cleaning, sump cleaning, soft starts and stops; giving you to a new level of reliability and efficiency in an easy-to-install solution. The integrated intelligence and variable speed control mean it’s the perfect match for Flygt N-pumps – a combination that can potentially reach energy savings up to 50%

Pump Rental, Sales and Service Pump Rental, Sales and Service

We Know Pumps. We Know Systems. And We Know How To Get The Job Done.
Whatever the challenge—wastewater removal, flood control, sewer bypass or hydroblast pad water recirculation—you’ll find BakerCorp on the job. BakerCorp offers a combination of equipment selection and application expertise that you can rely on when you’re up against a tough pumping project. Our cross-trained field personnel partner with you to help build solutions that will be cost-effective, labor-friendly and dependable. From system design and set-up to removal after a completed job, you can count on pumping solutions from BakerCorp.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT

  • 4 Misconceptions Of AOP For Wastewater Treatment
    4 Misconceptions Of AOP For Wastewater Treatment

    Advanced oxidation is a rather complex wastewater treatment process. The general concept of how the process works can be difficult to grasp at first, and the number of possible oxidation methods can seem daunting. Therefore, you turn to the internet for information, and try to analyze together all the information you find using various online resources. However, everything doesn’t always fit right, and you come up with ideas that may not be quite true.

  • Combining Biosolids Waste Streams?  Not So Fast…
    Combining Biosolids Waste Streams? Not So Fast…

    The idea of combining two systems into one sounds like a common-sense solution to simplifying operations.  Wastewater treatment plant operators have been experimenting with this concept by combining waste activated sludge with primary and septage waste streams with the goal of lowering system complexity.  The reality of these efforts is proving, in many cases, to be problematic.

  • Sludge Thickeners: The Good, The Bad, And The Smelly
    Sludge Thickeners: The Good, The Bad, And The Smelly

    Management of wastewater sludge is a core responsibility of treatment plant operators. With this responsibility comes common challenges that must be overcome.  These include controlling odors so as to have a minimal impact on the surrounding community and minimizing hauling costs for its disposal.  Getting a handle on both of these responsibilities and more can be much easier with the proper sludge-thickening equipment.

  • Calibrating Success: Improved Tools To Maintain Flowmeter Accuracy
    Calibrating Success: Improved Tools To Maintain Flowmeter Accuracy

    Water utilities with highly successful monitoring programs tend to share a common trait: they have a well-defined plan for calibration that emphasizes frequency and tracking. However, when done properly, this process is time-consuming and often leads to unnecessary labor and downtime. The good news is that advanced metering technology is available for plants to get a better handle on the instrument’s performance with significantly less effort.

  • Sludge Sampling For Polymer Selection – Critical For Project Success
    Sludge Sampling For Polymer Selection – Critical For Project Success

    Polymers — the chemicals used in wastewater to thicken sludges and facilitate the removal of water — are critical to the operational efficiency of sludge-thickening equipment.  Unfortunately, it’s common practice at treatment facilities to order and install equipment before even considering what the ideal polymer might be for the sludge produced at the specific plant. This flawed process is time consuming, disruptive to plant operations, and can become very costly.

  • How To Boost Wastewater Treatment Capacity Within An Existing Footprint
    How To Boost Wastewater Treatment Capacity Within An Existing Footprint

    Municipalities can find themselves in a real bind when wastewater treatment operations are strained by population growth. That’s because facilities are either landlocked and can’t expand at their current location, or the prospect of building an addition isn’t in the budget. When the bottleneck is at the digesters — the tanks where microorganisms break down waste — there are some common-sense strategies treatment plants can employ to address those growing pains.

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

The UK's First Food And Poo-Powered Bus

GENeco has launched the first UK bus powered on gas generated from recycling food waste and treating sewage – the Bio-Bus!

Video: Delta Blower Generation 5 Video: Delta Blower Generation 5

Delta Blower Generation 5 stands for the new series of blower units made by Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH which have created a new market standard already at this stage.

Stickney Phosphorus Reactor Lift

Construction of the world’s largest phosphorus recovery facility continues at our Stickney Water Reclamation Plant. On July 22, one of three reactors was lifted, rotated and placed into the building. This time-lapse video shows a portion of the process which required approximately 50 minutes to complete.

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.

Shining a Light on Stormwater (Video) Shining a Light on Stormwater (Video)

This video tells the story of how the community of East Bayfront converted an industrial area into a beautiful park that also acts as a neighborhood-wide stormwater treatment system, and what role the TrojanUVFit plays in the treatment train.

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