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Saw energy reductions of 14% and 23% at two treatment plants with new technology
In-Pipe Technology Co. Inc. announced that the NYSERDA Research Program manager approved for public release the final report detailing the impact of In-Pipe’s professional, green sewer collection system services on the energy consumption and cost reduction at two separate Suffolk County, N.Y., wastewater treatment plants. In-Pipe’s technology was studied over a period of three years at two locations; a primarily industrial park wastewater treatment plant (Sewer District # 18 – ITT) and a domestic wastewater treatment plant (Sewer District # 20 – Leisure village). The report documents the reduction in energy utilization by the facilities, the reduction in the influent organic loadings at the plants and the significant reduction in the effluent nitrogen discharged to the percolation filters prevalent in Suffolk County.
The collaborative project was funded by NYSERDA and Suffolk County. A major focus of the project was the improvement of effluent quality, particularly nitrogen compounds, since Suffolk County has a large number of small wastewater treatment plants (< 2 million gal per day) that discharge into infiltration basins and could potentially affect the drinking water aquifer. Utilizing In-Pipe, energy reductions of over 14% and 23% were realized for the two treatment plants.
”The opportunity to reduce the overall energy consumption for wastewater treatment is profound using In-Pipe Technology,” said John Williams, president and CEO of In-Pipe Technology. “This project spanned a period of over four years. We are very grateful for the efforts and support of both NYSERDA and Suffolk County’s DPW Staff. Energy requirements for treatment are well documented by the industry and we have repeatedly provided significant reductions throughout our installed client base. The NYSERDA Report will assist many other municipalities in their decision process regarding innovative methods to improve treatment operations,” said Mr. Williams.
In-Pipe’s patented technology includes the continuous addition of a high-concentration formulation of facultative, naturally occurring, non-pathogenic bacteria to strategic locations throughout the sewer system in accordance with an engineered plan. This entails zero capital cost and no additional energy requirement. Performance in the collection system provides increased capacity within the plant, forestalls costly upgrades and extends the life of the existing infrastructure.