Titan MBR UF Services Private Developments in Indian Beach, N.C.

Sept. 19, 2019

The North Carolina Titan MBR provided years of dependable ultrafiltration (UF) services to two private developments in Indian Beach with no major issues.

The Problem

When developers of a condominium complex sourced wastewater treatment systems, it did so with two primary requirements: efficient land utilization and high effluent quality to meet stringent guidelines.

Located in the quaint fishing village of Indian Beach, N.C., the planned development included more than 200 condominium units near oceanside property.

State regulators advised the developers to discuss combining its wastewater system with the owner’s association of an adjacent housing development, whose existing wastewater treatment system was aging and required augmentation. The combined scheme required a 101,000 gpd (382 cmd) treatment system with screening.

Land costs were extremely high on this coveted property and a system that would minimize land usage to keep project costs down was required. The existing subsurface disposal field necessitated a treatment system capable of producing high-quality effluent that could be reused and reclaimed.

The condo developers and housing association agreed to join forces and began searching for a wastewater treatment system that could meet the need for high-quality effluent without taking up too much space.

The Solution

The parties considered a number of system options before ultimately selecting the packaged Titan MBR (Membrane Bioreactor) wastewater treatment system from Smith & Loveless. The Titan MBR features a compact system design that produces high-quality effluent that meets even the most stringent regulatory standards (including California Title 22) for direct discharge and secondary reuse applications.

The packaged Titan MBR treatment plant arrived at the developer’s site in North Carolina in a complete and compact, factory-built system with minimal field assembly. Installation and start-up was completed in less than a few days. Complete, automatic fine screening, pre-wired instrumentation and PLC control equipment was included with the packaged system.

S&L high-performance, flat-sheet membrane modules provide the high-quality effluent suitable for the developer’s direct subsurface discharge. The Titan MBR system’s standard modular packaged design allows for high flows while using a minimal amount of valuable beachfront property.

The system’s daily operators have benefited from smart automation, remote monitoring and simple clean-in-place membranes. Intuitive touchscreen controls deliver smart, advanced data monitoring and communications. Regular maintenance is safer and less frequent than any other membrane system the parties considered.

The Titan MBR features robust, stainless-steel, internal components and coated v-crimp tankage designed to stand the test of time. The North Carolina Titan MBR has provided years of dependable service to its two residential communities with no major issues.