Projects & Awards

Headworks BIO wins lagoon nitrification project

Headworks BIO was awarded one of the largest lagoon nitrification projects in the United States at $3.69 million. The company will supply post-lagoon treatment for BOD polishing and nitrification using Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technology for a wastewater treatment plant expansion in Batesville, Ark. The expansion will increase flow from 4 mgd to 9 mgd and decrease ammonia nitrogen to less than 8 mg/L. MBBR is a fixed-film treatment process that uses virgin polyethylene biofilm carriers to support the growth of biofilm. Oxygen is delivered to the carriers through coarse-bubble aeration.

Xylem earns contract in Brazil

Xylem won a contract to supply treatment technology and systems for a new wastewater treatment plant in Campo Grande, Brazil, that will serve 60,000 people. The company is providing its Sanitaire ICEAS biological technology. The contract for the Imbirussu Wastewater Treatment Plant is a $28 million plan to deploy new sewerage networks in the Campo Grande region to reach 70 percent of households by mid-2013.

WesTech supplying world's largest compressible media filter

WesTech Engineering, through subsidiary WWETCO, was selected by Black & Veatch and the City of Springfield, Ohio, to design and manufacture the largest compressible media filter in the world. Installation of 100 mgd WWETCO FlexFilter will begin at the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2013. The filter will contain nearly 20,000 cubic feet of compressible media and will be used 20-30 times a year as part of a high-rate treatment (HRT) facility to treat CSO events.

Honeywell undertakes $35 million renewable energy project in Wilmington

Honeywell announced a $35 million renewable energy project for the City of Wilmington, Del., that includes a first-of-its-kind facility to convert two sources of biogas into power and heat for the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project is part of a citywide initiative to decrease energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent and meet nearly 50 percent of electricity needs with renewable energy. The centerpiece of the new project is a Renewable Energy Biosolids Facility to harness biogas to generate electricity for the Hay Road Wastewater Treatment Plant and provide thermal biosolids drying. The facility uses methane produced by plant digesters and from the nearby Cherry Island Landfill.

Blue Plains plant signs contract for upgrades

The M.C. Dean electrical design-build and systems integration firm teamed with PC Construction to win a contract for upgrades to the Final Dewatering Building at DC Water's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the world's largest treatment facility of its kind, serving 1.7 million people. The project will renovate and outfit electrical rooms with new medium-voltage switchgear and electrical systems.

Parkson Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) system passes test

Parkson Corp. has successfully demonstrated a complete enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) system, proving its ability to cut costs and meet strict wastewater treatment requirements. The results from the 18-month trial of the DynaSand EcoWash filtration system combined with the Biolac extended aeration activated sludge show that the system performs effectively and at about half the capital cost of other designs. Tests were conducted at the town of Laurel in southwest Delaware.

Kruger wins ACTIFLO contract in Hillsboro, Ore.

Kruger, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, won a contract for the Rock Creek Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility in Hillsboro, Ore., to furnish a 2 x 15 mgd ACTIFLO system for high-rate clarification for tertiary treatment. Clean Water Services is the plant owner and Carollo Engineers is the consulting engineer. The ACTIFLO system will be used for dry-weather tertiary treatment for solids and phosphorus removal at 30 mgd design flow during summer. It will also treat wet-weather peak flows up to 44 mgd during winter. The process is to be online by fall 2013.

Pittsburgh and Veolia Water sign water services management agreement

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has hired Veolia Water North America to provide interim executive management services, leading 270 public employees in delivering water and wastewater services to more than 300,000 people. A team of water and wastewater experts from Veolia will help PWSA improve the utility's customer service and performance by conducting in-depth diagnostics of current operations, developing recommendations for improvement, and supporting PWSA employees in implementing initiatives aimed at reaching new performance metrics.


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