Product Focus - November 2020

Product Focus - November 2020

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Aeration Equipment


The Ares Lagoon Aerator from Triplepoint Environmental combines aeration efficiency with turbulent mixing in a single, portable unit. It has a rugged, precision-machined solid hub with no seams to crack or leak. The coarse-bubble static tube draws up to 7,800 gpm of water and liquefied organic matter from the floor to keep solids in suspension and prevent sludge accumulation. Diffuser Quick Connect ensures rapid, reliable installation of high-efficiency, self-cleaning fine-bubble diffusers. Independent testing demonstrates standard oxygen transfer of up to 2.4%/ft or 4 to 7 lb/O2 per horsepower hour, translating to up to 60% energy savings. Its high negative buoyancy ballast is 30% lighter out of the water for easier installation and maintenance. Attached to an onshore blower via laterals or individual air lines, it has no moving parts in the water and simply drops in from the surface for lagoon upgrades without downtime. 800-654-9307; 



The ZG blower package from Eurus Blower includes an internal sound-dampening feature lowering both sound and pulsations in blower packages with or without a sound enclosure. The package includes an integrated silencer, base frame, inlet filter/silencer with automatic belt tensioning and vibration isolators. Other components include a motor, drive, valves, flex connections and controls that are provided site specific and interchangeable. The complete blower skid package does not need to be sent to a blower repair facility in the event one item fails or needs rework. All critical components may be quickly replaced, substituted or repaired directly by the original supplier. 630-221-8282;


The 827 DVJ dry-vacuum blower from Howden is a heavy-duty unit with integral ductile iron impellers. The casing headplates, gear cover and drive-end are gray iron. Carburized and ground spur timing gears are taper-mounted on the shaft and secured with a locknut, cylindrical roller bearings, splash lubrication on both ends, and easy-to-read sight glasses for maintenance. The blower is capable of handling high inlet temperatures for rough applications. An efficient discharge jet plenum design allows cool atmospheric air to flow into the cylinder, so the blower continues to run under blank-off conditions. It comes in a compact, lightweight package and delivers more than 5,700 cfm in an 8-inch gear diameter frame, as well as 28 inches Hg. 800-557-6687; 



The self-propelled, steerable SD-110 Rotomite dredge from SRS Crisafulli System clears sediments out of water plant settling ponds, increasing the utility’s ability to process drinking water more rapidly, as dredging can be performed while ponds are in service. This nimble, self-propelled diesel dredge turns in all directions and is suitable for cleaning water plant settling ponds, especially those filled with sediment. It floats in as little as 17 inches of water, uses horizontal augers and turns as it dredges. It produces 500 pounds of thrust from a 12-inch prop assembly and can quickly apply full power in forward or reverse in a 180-degree arc. The result is ideal maneuverability, even when pushing against mud and dragging a floating pipeline. 800-442-7867; 

Filtration Systems


Protecting downstream equipment in municipal and industrial applications, the Raptor FalconRake bar screen from Lakeside achieves high removal efficiency and low headloss, without the need for lower bearings, sprockets, bushings or guides that could foul or jam conditions in the channel. The all stainless steel, corrosion-resistant construction is designed with multiple rakes that continuously remove captured material. It is available in a range of bar shapes and depths so that it can create an efficient, durable and dependable rapid debris removal system for a range of applications. In addition, its design and construction mean a low horsepower, energy-efficient drive system. 630-837-5640;


The Mega Screen 800 septic receiving station from ScreencO Systems includes 51 square feet of screening area, fed by a 6- or 8-inch inlet with dual-fan spreaders that deflect waste down onto the screen, making the front screen almost self-cleaning. Complete vac tank clean-out is available with the optional side and front splash sheeting. It processes up to 1,000 gpm of wet well or septic waste with an 8-inch cam outlet fitting. The Dual Screen Design is nonmechanical and uses gravity to separate trash from the waste stream. The standard unit features all-aluminum construction with stainless steel, 3/8-inch-gapped bar screens on opposing angles and meets the Ecology 503 Regulations for septic screening. A bolt-on chute assembly allows trash to exit in either direction, and built-in forklift skids make the unit portable, allowing for setup virtually anywhere. 208-790-8770;

FOG Control


EZ Series online analyzers from Hach provide a solution for continuously monitoring parameters that are critical to risk mitigation, compliance, safety and process uptime. Choose from five different technologies: titration, colorimetry, chemiluminescence, ion-selective electrode and voltammetry. The analyzers include a wide analytical range; a variety of measuring ranges, multistream capabilities and multiple parameter options; and reliable monitoring of remote locations or unmanned plants, which allows staff to focus on other tasks. 800-227-4224; 

Lagoon Products


Sure-Grip liners from AGRU America are made of HDPE, HDPE-el, polypropylene, PVDF or ECTFE and serve as a long-term alternative to spray-applied concrete protection products. The liners prevent concrete corrosion and degradation, can substantially extend the lifetime of a structure and provide direct protection for the environment by preventing exfiltration and infiltration. The liners have anchoring systems that enable construction in areas of significant backpressure. Unlike spray-applied liners, which have to be reapplied regularly due to cracking or delamination, these liners are long-lasting and are designed to avoid the residuals cost often associated with concrete spray-on liners, which require tank emptying and cleaning every few years for reapplication. 843-546-0600;


The automatic sludge blanket level detector from Markland Specialty Engineering controls solid-liquid interface levels and automates biosolids removal. Used in primary, secondary and backwash clarifiers and settlement tanks (including lamellas, dissolved air flotation units and decanting tanks), its use of LEDs enables it to locate both the settled silt or biosolids bed and overlying cloud layer, automatically adjusting beam intensity to accommodate different concentrations. Its slim profile is ideal for obstructed/constricted areas. It allows users to program pumps to operate only when necessary, helping prevent carryover, optimize feed density for enhanced dewatering and avoid pumping thin biosolids or large volumes of water (as when a core hold is pulled). These efficiencies help reduce energy use, wear and tear on pumps and downtime for maintenance. No calibration is required. 855-873-7791;

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor


The TumbleOx MBBR from Parkson is an attached growth, fixed-film process with a media design that allows wastewater to be aerated without the use of blowers. The media is housed in a slowly rotating drum that carries the media in and out of submergence. The cup-shaped media continually lifts and discharges the liquid through the media bed, providing consistent transfer of atmospheric oxygen to the wastewater. High dissolved oxygen levels are achieved with a single 1.0 hp drive unit per drum. Media contact within the drum also prevents buildup so an active biofilm is maintained. The process is a nonactivated sludge alternative suitable for lagoon effluent ammonia removal, industrial pretreatment, treatment of sludge dewatering return flows, and small municipal and industrial BOD and ammonia removal applications. Systems can be provided as individual drums for installation in site-built tanks or as three-drum factory-assembled units. 888-727-5766; 



The TITAN MBR packaged membrane bioreactor system from Smith & Loveless includes high-performance flat sheet membranes, easy component access, intuitive graphical touch-screen PLC controls, smart advanced data monitoring and communications, reduced process complexity, and a streamlined membrane clean-in-place process. It is designed with a stable process tailored to permit requirements and capable of achieving high effluent quality and Title 22 approved water reuse. It has stainless steel componentry and streamlined electrical layout with an operator-friendly wire management system. The treatment plant will arrive in a complete and compact factory-built system with significantly less field assembly for even swifter installation and startup. 800-898-9122; 


The mobile membrane bioreactor from SUEZ Water Technologies is a fully integrated wastewater treatment system incorporating biological processes and ZeeWeed 500 ultrafiltration membranes in a compact, ready-to-operate unit designed for direct reuse or discharge applications that require high-quality effluent. The unit is a self-contained system with modular connections for the process unit and bioreactor. It has an integrated drum screen and aeration diffusers and is digitally enabled with the company’s InSight asset performance management platform. The ultrafiltration membranes have a reinforced membrane fiber structure for durability. It is well-suited for applications with variable influent quality and high levels of suspended solids. 866-439-2837;

Media Filters


Alfa Laval AS-H Iso-Disc cloth media filters can be engineered to maximize the filtration area in an existing basin. They provide superior tertiary filtration that can meet California Title 22 reuse standards. The design enables individual disc turbidity to be measured and allows users to see the flow from each one and, if necessary, isolate an individual disc for maintenance without disrupting the rest of the flow. 866-253-2528;


The AquaStorm cloth media filtration system from Aqua-Aerobic Systems is an effective solution for wet-weather applications, including combined sewer overflow, sanitary sewer overflow and stormwater. The system uses a disc configuration and OptiFiber PF-14 pile cloth media, and it operates with three zones of solids removal to filter wet-weather flows without the use of chemicals. It is designed to handle a wide range of flows in a fraction of the space and offers simple startup/shutdown with unattended operation for remote locations. The system also allows for dual-use application for tertiary and wet-weather operation. 800-940-5008;


Galene Water Treatment’s AMF media filters fit a variety of applications and treatments, including turbidity, TOC, color, nitrates, iron and manganese. A preinstalled second bottom eliminates the need for contractors to cement floors on site. A backwashing design minimizes channeling, reduces pressure loss and lowers both operating costs and backwashing time. Filters as low as 10 gpm and up to 1,600 gpm are available. Individual units or multiple skid-mounted plug-and-play units make installation fast and easy. 844-942-5363;


ANITA Mox is a sidestream deammonification technology that is offered in both MBBR and integrated fixed-film activated sludge configurations, depending on site conditions. As such, the system consists of engineered polyethylene carriers — Anox K5 Media from Kruger USA — to provide ample protected surface area for biofilm to thrive. The media (approximately the diameter of a quarter) hosts two types of bacteria in the same reactor. The outer layer consists primarily of ammonia oxidizing bacteria, which convert about half of the ammonia to nitrite. The inner layer consists mainly of anaerobic autotrophic ammonia oxidizer bacteria, which utilize the resulting nitrite and much of the remaining residual ammonia and convert them to nitrogen gas that is released harmlessly to the atmosphere. 919-677-8310;



Flexible membrane clarifier launder covers from Industrial & Environmental Concepts are made from a combination of industrial membrane, stainless steel and reinforced high-density polyethylene materials. Extending from the outer tank wall to the effluent weir, the cover protects the effluent trough and weir from sunlight. Algae growth in clarifier launders can be a major problem, causing TSS excursions with NDPES permits and clogging of V-notch weirs. Algae also impairs the effectiveness of disinfection systems using UV and chlorine. Algae impairs transmissivity in UV systems and increases chlorine demand for systems using chlorine to reduce fecal counts in their effluent stream. 952-829-0731;



The Nozzle Mix System from JDV Equipment is a dual-zone mixing technology that provides uniform mixing patterns that produce even distribution and a stable environment. It can help optimize solids suspension and contact to promote efficiency in a wide range of applications. The system is designed with pumps installed outside the tanks to facilitate ease of maintenance. The pumps are typically chopper pumps or pumps incorporating in-line grinders that prevent fibrous materials from accumulating and causing plugging problems. The application dictates which type(s) of the many varied pump options can be used. The high-velocity nozzles are mounted inside the tank and are oriented to discharge in a flow pattern that completely mixes the tank contents. 973-366-6556;

Nutrient Removal


Qwik-Zyme L from AQUAFIX is a grease degrader that incorporates three types of fat-degrading biocatalysts to provide dramatic hydrolysis of FOG. The biocatalysts speed the breakdown of complex fat molecules into simple short-chain fatty acids, which can help lower phosphorus. This is not a bacterial product, but rather a high-tech saliva that degrades FOG, allowing bacteria to eat it. It can degrade a range of fatty acids such as oleic, steric and palmitic, as well as fish oils, triglycerides, milk and animal fats. It is a suitable grease degrader in sequencing batch reactor, wastewater treatment plants, equalization tanks, and food and egg processing plants. 888-757-9577; 


CalPrex, a predigestion phosphorus recovery system from Centrisys/CNP, works with high concentrations of soluble phosphorus and is a viable solution for utilities seeking to mitigate operations and maintenance issues related to struvite scaling and poor sludge dewaterability. It offers more than 65% solubilization of phosphorus in bio-P sludge, diverts more than 70% of the soluble phosphorus from the digester, reduces up to 50% of the total phosphorus in biosolids, reduces struvite buildup in the methane digester, reduces disposal costs up to 30%, reduces polymer consumption, and creates a valuable fertilizer as brushite, which is comparable to leading phosphate fertilizers on the market today. It is intended for facilities needing phosphorus removal and recovery prior to thermal hydrolysis, from waste activated sludge and/or primary sludge prior to anaerobic digestion or from aerobic or post-aerobic digestion. No ammonium is required. 262-654-6006;


The Sludge King II roll-off dewatering container from Park Process uses filters that turn 90 degrees at the bottom of the container, leaving standing water in the cake. This also increases the usable area of the filters by 33% over older containers with only one center filter wall. The increased filter surface area and the narrowed sludge compartments formed by the additional filter panel translate into drier cake formed in less time. 855-511-7275; 



The OMNIFLO SBR MAX system with Jet Tech technology from Evoqua Water Technologies combines the benefits of a true-batch SBR with the benefits of a continuous-fill batch reactor process to treat wastewater influent flows to more than five times design. The system optimizes hydraulic handling during storm flows, reduces equipment sizing and cost, and can trim energy costs more than 15%. At low flow rates, the system operates in the OMNIFLO SBR true-batch mode; and during peak flow events, the system automatically switches to operating as Evoqua’s GoFlo continuous-fill batch reactor to dissipate peak flows and slash hydraulic overflow rates. 844-409-9492; 



The RMS-800 recirculating molecular air scrubber from Simple Solutions is a two-stage filter that is self-contained and requires no external ventilation. It is suitable for a large array of odor control needs, including wastewater applications, but it can also be used to remove any odor associated with a volatile organic compound in any enclosed room. The odor solution offers a combination of a high airflow of 800 cfm and volume of carbon (7.5 cf). This increases the life of the carbon and results in a high contact time of 0.56 seconds. The scrubber uses a pressure blower instead of a centrifugal fan, making it more durable to backpressure. The unit can provide two air exchanges per hour when used in a 50-by-50-by-10-foot room. It comes with a MERV 7 prefilter for removal of mold spores, dust and other contaminants; voltage in one or three phase; a magnehelic pressure gauge; a NEMA magnetic motor starter; four lift points for mounting to a winch to hold above the workplace; a built-in skid with forklift tong slots for easy maneuvering; and 250 pounds of GC 4 activated carbon. 973-846-7817;   


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