March 2014

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Anaergia invests in large-scale biosolids facility

Anaergia made a strategic investment in a large-scale biosolids processing facility in Rialto, Calif. Having acquired the infrastructure and assets of the $160 million facility previously owned by EnerTech Environmental, Anaergia plans to improve efficiency, upgrade technologies and create a state-of-the-art facility using proven, best-in-class technologies. The investments will allow Anaergia to expand processing capacity in the same footprint, helping cities meet biosolids challenges and divert material from landfills. Upgrades to be completed in 2015 center on construction of advanced anaerobic digesters that will generate renewable energy for facility operation, reduce biosolids volume and enable acceptance of additional organic material at the site.

The company also entered a 20-year partnership with the City of Bridgeport (Conn.) Water Pollution Control Authority that will enable the city to use renewable electricity generated from biosolids and food scraps using advanced anaerobic digestion technology. The digestion facility will generate more than 10 million kWh per year, enough to power more than 1,000 homes. 

Grundfos is part of project to extract phosphorus from wastewater

In cooperation with Danish water authority Aarhus Water and others, Grundfos is part of a project at Aby wastewater treatment plant in Aarhus, Denmark, that will test technologies to extract phosphorus from wastewater. The plant opened in November 2013. Grundfos is supplying specialized components for phosphorus extraction including dosing pumps, booster systems and control systems for the treatment plant.

I. Kruger to upgrade Georgia treatment plant

I. Kruger, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, won a contract to upgrade the Edison Wastewater Treatment Facility in Edison, Ga. Kruger will furnish the state’s first AnoxKaldnes MBBR LagoonGuard system in upgrading the plant with a new secondary treatment train. The system is designed to treat an average daily flow of 250,000 gpd and will meet effluent ammonia limits of less than 5 mg/L.

TrojanUV to supply disinfection system for Greater Chicago district

TrojanUV will install its newest UV disinfection system, the TrojanUVSigna, at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). The system is designed for large-scale wastewater disinfection. The company will supply 14 UV banks with Solo Lamp technology. The Chicago system will have a capacity of 450 mgd, making it one of the 10 largest wastewater treatment plants in the United States. The UV system, to be operational in 2015, was chosen for benefits including low number of lamps required, ease of operation and maintenance, low capital and operating cost, and suitability for seasonal operation.

CH2M HILL to maintain Arkansas wastewater treatment plant

CH2M HILL won a five-year contract to manage a Berryville (Ark.) wastewater treatment facility as that city aims to protect its water system. The firm began operating and maintaining the city’s wastewater system last September and has trained former city personnel now working for the firm on safety, laboratory analysis, sampling and control, maintenance and regulatory compliance.

Xylem wins $2.7 million contract for New Jersey stormwater drainage system

Xylem won a $2.7 million contract to supply the equipment and technology for a stormwater drainage system to protect against future storm damage along Route 35 on the New Jersey coastline. The system is a key part of a $265 million reconstruction program that follows the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The drainage system will consist of 47 Flygt Slimline pumps and 27 smaller Flygt submersible N-pumps in nine pump stations at intervals along a 12-mile stretch of road that was severely damaged by the storm. Flygt MultiSmart pump controllers will ensure efficient operation of the system. Each pump station will be able to move 25,000 to 35,000 gpm. The system is to be in operation before summer 2014.   


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