Wastewater Contaminant Removal White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Kansas Wastewater Treatment Plant Makes A Long-Overdue UV System Upgrade (Case Study)

    The UV disinfection system at the Plant 20 Wastewater Treatment Plant was installed in 2002, but over the years staff continued to struggle with PLC and controls-related issues, ballast failures, and water level management. An overhead crane was needed to operate the water level management device, and water level fluctuations of 12” were common, which contributed to an increase in fouling on the quartz sleeves.

  2. Advanced On-Site Wastewater Treatment For Greenfield And Retrofit Applications

    Many owners and operators of traditional decentralized municipal wastewater treatment plants, also referred to as on-site or off-grid treatment, are acutely aware their systems are at risk of becoming obsolete.

  3. Dual Mixers Overcome Stratification And Prevent Ice Formation In Concrete Tank With Baffles

    The climate in Southgate, Ontario, is considered cold and temperate with significant rainfall throughout the year. Temperatures in winter average around -10°C and can drop as low as -30°C to -40°C for brief periods of time, which can wreak havoc on the local water storage tanks and distribution piping. Read more to learn how the installation of PAX Mixers has kept the tanks free from ice and has shown an improvement in disinfectant residual levels.

  4. Replacement Vacuum Liquid Feeder For Poly Aluminum Chloride Ends Feed Reliability Problem For SWTP

    The Chief Operator for a surface water treatment plant (SWTP) reports that replacement of a troublesome vacuum liquid feeder for poly aluminum chloride (PACl), with a more advanced vacuum liquid feeder, ended the threat of a process upset for operations staff that was caused by the previous unit not being able to hold a constant feed rate. The ability to provide a consistent feed is needed as a key element in the plant pre-treatment process, which features turbidity reduction and clarification.

  5. City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge

    The City of Rushville, Indiana had to remedy a consent order filed in 2007 for its untreated combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges that were polluting the Flatrock River, a violation of the Clean Water Act. The city originally planned to install a 1 MGD stormwater storage tank, but was approached by Aqua-Aerobic representatives with a pilot test proposal utilizing a new technology.

  6. One Million Gallons Of Wastewater Reused Daily To Irrigate Award-Winning Botanical Garden

    The City of Silverton is known as Oregon’s Garden City and sends one million gallons a day of treated effluent to the Oregon Gardens, returning the remainder to Silver Creek.

  7. 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.

  8. Connecticut Water Utility Successfully Removes 45% Of Trihalomethanes (THMs) With Quick-Turnaround Clearwell Intervention

    In the past several years, Aquarion Water Company had been monitoring their system’s THM formation and attempting to lower them through treatment and distribution system changes. Aquarion engineers decided that reducing THM formation in the Laurel High Service Clearwell at the Stamford Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would eliminate concerns of elevated THM formation in the distribution system served by the WTP.

  9. 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.

  10. World’s Largest Denitrification Plant Helps Tampa Bay Reduce Nutrient Pollution

    Nutrient pollution is getting worse in many estuaries throughout the United States, especially those on the heavily populated East Coast.