Breath of Air

High-speed turbo blowers play a central role in a Texas treatment plant’s energy efficiency upgrade project
Breath of Air
Scott Baggett, plant manager at Longview’s Grace Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, looks at one of the new pneumatic actuated K-Tork butterfly valves that help operators maintain the proper airflow in the plant’s four aeration basins. (Photos by Pete Litterski)

Operators at the Grace Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Longview, Texas, expect significant savings from an energy efficiency project that includes replacement of two of five older aeration blowers with high-speed, high-efficiency units.

The project is part of a $1,045,625...

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