Albertville, Ala., is a small city on Sand Mountain, a 26-sq-mile plateau in the northeast corner of the state. The Municipal Utilities Board (MUB) of Albertville operates the MUB wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), an 11.5-mgd facility that serves approximately 20,000 residential and industrial customers in Albertville and the surrounding areas.
A biological municipal wastewater treatment plant with a considerably fluctuating discharge quantity can only perform its function with utmost energy efficiency and reliability if the process air consumption of the aeration basin can be adjusted continuously and is fully automated in order to deal with widely fluctuating load quantities. This can be achieved with the use of a speed-controlled Aerzen turbo blower.
On June 5, 2013, manufacturers gathered at Aerzen USA in Coatesville, Penn., to hear from Aerzen USA President Pierre Noack and his team about the advantages they are gaining and sustaining through Continuous Improvement efforts.
Aerzen is currently in Phase III of its improvement efforts and to date have realized a potential $3 million in savings.
Aerzen USA’s facility in Coatesville, Penn., is now running entirely on energy produced by a solar panel system created by RER Energy Group.
“This is unusual for a manufacturing facility,” said RER Energy Group President Jim Kurtz. “In most cases, solar only provides approximately half or less of a manufacturer's electric needs. But due to Aerzen USA’s emphasis on energy efficiency and the design of the LEED Gold building, the company is achieving this unusually high level.”