Seven Tips to Cut Wastewater Aeration Energy Costs with Thermal Mass Flowmeters

One of the biggest expenses in wastewater treatment operations is the cost of energy to run the blowers and compressors that produce air for the aeration basins. The figures most often cited are that 40 to 50% of a wastewater plant’s total energy usage can be attributed to the aeration process.

Ozone Gas Flow Monitoring for Water Treatment Systems

Many municipal water treatment plants utilize ozone treatment systems to produce clean water for residential and industrial users. While all the various types of water treatment systems have their advantages and disadvantages, Ozone (O3) systems provide excellent disinfection and avoid some of the chemical byproduct problems experienced with the use of chlorination. Ozone treatment systems also produce no odors or aftertaste, which makes the finished water more palatable.

Liquid Level/Interface Monitoring in Flocculant/Sludge Control

Flocculants are used in both the treatment of municipal sewage and industrial wastewater. There are many different types of flocculant chemicals and wastewater treatment systems. Flocculants cause the suspended solids in wastewater to float to the top or sink to the bottom, where they can be removed. They also can be used in storm water treatment systems and in drinking water filtration. In industrial applications, they efficiently remove oil, heavy metals, ink and other contaminants from water.

Accurate Gas Flow Measurement Improves Water Disinfection Process Efficiency

Many of today’s large urban water treatment plants rely upon sophisticated chlorination processes in order to provide clean, sanitary water to millions of consumers in the US and around the globe. The efficiency and cost-effective operation of chlorination processes in water treatment facilities can be significantly improved with the installation of flowmeters that accurately measure the flow of chlorine gas in the treatment process.

Protect Your Pump and Keep It Longer

In today’s complex and frequently rugged process plant environments, liquid pumps are often overworked and underprotected from adverse operating conditions. Many pumps run nearly nonstop 24 hours a day over multiple shifts. Poor operating conditions can reduce pump performance, require extra maintenance, shorten pumps’ lives and increase operating costs.

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Air/Gas Mass Flowmeter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency

A fast-growing city in the arid desert regions of the Western U.S. recently addressed the need to expand its municipal service for new residents and subdivisions. In recent years, the city’s residential demand for wastewater treatment tripled from less than 1 million gal per day to more than 1.5 million gal per day. In planning for the wastewater treatment plant’s expanded capabilities, the city’s water engineers identified minimizing aeration basin compressed air energy costs as a goal.

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Measuring Methane-Based Digester Gas Flow in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Process and plant engineers at municipal wastewater treatment facilities need to measure, monitor and dispose of methane (CH4) and other digester gases that occur naturally in their operations. These digester gases pose plant safety concerns and odor issues for surrounding communities, and they are greenhouse gas (GHG) sources contributing to the global warming phenomenon.

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Innovative New Air/Gas Thermal Flowmeter Changes the Rules

Upgrading a plant’s gas flowmeters can improve process efficiency, reduce energy costs and save on maintenance expenses in both equipment and labor, as well as improve reporting accuracy to local regulatory agencies. However, expanding or replacing a facility’s gas flowmeters can represent a significant investment.

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