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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Baia Mare Aurul gold mine in North Western Romania suffered a historic catastrophe in January 2000, when its dam burst, streaming out 100,000 cubic meters of waste water, largely contaminated with cyanide, commonly used in the process of mining gold, into tributaries of the Tisza River, a major waterway in Hungary.
In an effort to lower operational costs and extend the life of the dewatering centrifuge, operators in Springboro, OH, began to look at the polymer activation equipment in use at the plant. The Polyblend® M-Series emulsion polymer activation systems had been in steady operation for over 10 years. The equipment still performed reliably, but operators were interested in ways to achieve greater efficiency. They were aware of the new Polyblend® Magnum mix chamber, with its enhanced two-zone mixing energy.
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 Lariana Depur wastewater treatment plant in Fino Mornasco, Italy, treats wastewater from multiple textile manufacturers in the Como region, known as the heart of the textile industry. Since 1994, ozone has been used effectively as a polisher to remove the dark blue-purple color — the result of the dyes used in the textile dyeing and printing process — from the water.
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to modify a cleanup plan originally issued in 1996 to address soil and groundwater at the AVX property at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site in Cattaraugus County, Olean, NY.
NeoTech Aqua Solutions, the industry leader in High-Efficiency Ultra-Violet (UV) water treatment systems, is hosting its fourth Ultraviolet (UV) Technical Symposium at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, Illinois, June 13 & 14, 2013, immediately following Ultrapure Water’s Pharma Conference.
Since 1996, a wastewater treatment plant serving the Town of Cave Creek, AZ, has drawn numerous complaints from residents and reached the end of its useful life. Located in the middle of an affluent neighborhood with minimal setbacks and minimal odor control, the plant was considered both an eyesore and a source of noxious odor, particularly to golfers playing on an exclusive course located nearby.
AquiSense Technologies is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with International Light Technologies (ILT) whereby ILT sensors will be offered in combination with the AquiSense PearlBeam, a bench-scale UV device for research applications.
Hyde Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has announced the completion of shipboard testing in accordance with the DNV-GL created QAPP (Quality Assurance Project Plan) under the supervision of a DHI test team.
A report concludes that blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a poorly monitored and underappreciated risk to recreational and drinking water quality in the United States, and may increasingly pose a global health threat.
PTG Water & Energy (PTG), innovator of onsite power generation technology optimized for craft breweries, has been selected by Smog City Brewing Co. to provide onsite electricity and process heat at its primary craft beer production facility in Torrance, California.
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 CA-NV Annual Fall Conference in Reno, NV from October 21st to the 22nd, 2014.
Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of water filtration products serving the aquatics, industrial and municipal markets, is pleased to announce that Emmett Jorgensen has joined the company as the Corporate Director of Marketing.
Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced recently that its Wedeco brand – a pioneer in chemical-free, sustainable water treatment technologies – is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, will showcase new and innovative water and wastewater solutions at the IFAT trade show in Munich, Germany this week (5-9 May).
Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only wastewater disinfection process that creates renewable energy, generated tremendous excitement when it shared the award podium with established industry powerhouses at the 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2013) that took place in Chicago last week.
The UVT-LED-H handheld UV transmittance monitor delivers fast and accurate UV transmittance readings in any applications employing UV disinfection.
World leader in electrochemical technologies enhances its water and wastewater treatment portfolio by adding MIOX technologies to its product line.
Pinnacle Ozone Solutions, LLC (Pinnacle Ozone), and its partners BlueInGreen, LLC (BlueInGreen) and PCI, Inc, leading suppliers of gas transfer and oxygen generation process technology and equipment, announced that they have been selected to provide a new state-of-the-art ozone system for the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment.
Desalitech, a provider of high efficiency water treatment solutions, announced that water industry leader Dr. Rafael Simon will serve on the company’s advisory board.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District celebrated the grand opening of its Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility and tour program today. The demonstration facility will use advanced water purification technologies to purify and test approximately 100,000 gallons of recycled water each day.
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.