Product Focus - November 2021

Product Focus - November 2021

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Aeration Equipment

Brown Bear Series R31

Brown Bear R31 series paddle aerator attachments for sludge drying and aeration of compost windrows attach to high-flow skid steers and high-flow compact track loaders. They are designed to be used with flows of up to 50 gpm and pressures up to 5,500 psi. The aerator can be used for accelerated drying of all types of potable water and wastewater sludges, hydrocarbon-petrochemical sludges, industrial and mining sludges and for aeration of compost windrows. The 31-inch-diameter aerator provides an economical mechanical solution for accelerated solar drying of sludges on pads and in drying beds, forming windrows, blending bulking agents or additives, pulverizing and aerating or water mixing for aerobic windrow composting. The rapid handling rate exposes all of the material to oxygen so noxious odors are minimized. Drive to the aerator rotor is through the high flow hydraulic system of the carrier. 641-322-4220;

Lakeside Equipment Magna Rotor Aerator

The Closed Loop Reactor process, a modified form of the extended aeration complete mix process, provides biological nutrient removal using nonproprietary designs. It produces removal efficiencies that meet and exceed those of advanced tertiary treatment processes. BNR configurations are available with in-basin designs for nitrification and denitrification, as well as external selector configuration for Bio-P and Total N Removal. Process monitoring and control systems can be provided to continuously monitor and adjust the operation of the biological reactors to optimize process performance and reduce power costs. A vital component of the CLR Process is the horizontal bladed rotor aerator. The Magna Rotor Aerator from Lakeside Equipment provides oxygen and mixing to the basin with reliable operation and high efficiency. 630-837-5640;

Aerobic Treatment

Byo-Gon PX-109

Byo-Gon PX-109 is a non-toxic, non-corrosive and 100% organic and biodegradable alkaloid compound used for eliminating grease, sewage odor and hydrogen sulfide from restaurant grease traps, lagoons and municipal sewage systems. As a stimulant to enzymatic activity at the cellular level, it promotes more rapid cell growth and consumption of organic material, overcoming limiting environmental factors to stabilize wastewater systems. Its use promotes healthy biological systems, preventing the need for large capital expenditures, as well as reducing costs. It is organically certified by OMRI. 888-296-4661;

Prodex BAE

BAE (Biological Activity Enhancer) from Prodex is an organic liquid formula for use in aerobic and anaerobic environments to improve operational efficiency and maximize renewable energy production. As the green component to the engineered infrastructure, it provides plants with a low-cost biostimulant for existing microbes, increasing activity and populations to give the plant the best biology possible. Wastewater treatment plants can use it to boost biogas production, convert food waste to energy, help remove nitrogen, in maintenance dosage/emergency use, to reduce operational costs such as hauling, chemicals and energy, enhance plant operational efficiency and stability, improve solids handling and sludge settling, and accelerate recovery after plant upsets. By maximizing the microbial workforce, it helps the industry work towards cleaner water resources and a greener energy supply. 856-234-4540;

SeptiTech STAAR

Designed for both multifamily domestic and high-strength commercial wastewater, SeptiTech STAAR (Smart Trickling Anaerobic/Aerobic Recirculation) filter systems range from 100 to more than 150,000 gpd treatment applications. The technology allows for simple, automatic and reliable equalization and clarification processes. The biological trickling filter technology also maintains low levels of Nitrate-N and achieves lower operating costs and power requirements with all below-grade components that fit readily in available concrete, plastic or fiberglass tanks. It is suitable in areas where large tracts of land are not available for land intensive wastewater treatment systems and may qualify for equivalent secondary discharge standards. Systems are appropriate for small-to-medium-sized communities to rapidly reduce soluble BOD5 with efficient nitrification and denitrification for environmentally sensitive areas. They utilize partially submerged media to treat high organic loads with durable process elements and low power requirements. 207-333-6940;


FPZ e Series E11-MS

The e Series e11-MS blower from FPZ is a drop-in replacement for the K11-MS and offers increased efficiency, lower discharge temperatures and a significant reduction in perceived noise. The impeller design was developed through sound quality studies and rapid prototyping. The resulting design has a targeted reduction of the most displeasing frequencies. It is mountable in any position and offers a maintenance-free operation. Options include anodized aluminum components for corrosion resistance and increased sealing. 262-268-0180;

Howden ROOTS 827 DVJ

The Roots 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;

Kaeser Compressors custom engineered blower systems

Plants looking to expand their blower room or put the blowers in a separate building should consider custom engineered blower systems from Kaeser Compressors. These pre-built, enclosed blower systems reduce engineering and installation costs. The company will design, build and deliver a complete blower system in a permanent, weatherproof enclosure. This is often faster and less expensive than traditional building design, permitting and construction (followed by blower installation). The custom engineered solutions can be built for lobe, screw or turbo blowers and are designed for reliability, easy service access and energy efficiency no matter what the installation limitations may be. They can be designed for any climate and ensure an optimal, temperature-controlled operating environment for blowers. All internal piping and electrical work is completed prior to delivery. On-site commissioning is just a matter of connecting to one main power supply, one process pipe and a communication cable if remote monitoring/control is desired. 866-516-6888;

Filtration Systems


FILTRASORB SENTRY activated carbon from Calgon Carbon can be used in a variety of liquid phase applications for the removal of dissolved organic compounds. Its 8x30 mesh size provides improved pressure drop performance while delivering adsorption capacity for PFAS, making it a suitable granular activated carbon for surface water treatment. It also removes other contaminants of emerging concern, such as 1,2,3- TCP, as well as legacy contaminants like taste and odor compounds, organic color, total organic carbon and DBPs. It is made from select grades of bituminous coal through a process known as re-agglomeration to produce a high activity, durable, granular product capable of withstanding the abrasion associated with repeated backwashing, hydraulic transport and reactivation for reuse. The raw coal is mined and subsequently manufactured into GAC in the United States to ensure the highest quality and consistency in the finished product. 800-422-7266;

Evoqua Water Technologies Forty-X Disc Filter Armor Series

The Forty-X Disc Filter Armor Series from Evoqua Water Technologies is a high-rate filtration device that utilizes an integrated pre-screen and stainless steel panels that are designed to accommodate high solids loading capacities and greater hydraulic throughput. The woven optimum primary mesh filter panel utilizes 316L stainless steel threads to create a weave that improves solids collection and rejection, which makes this disc filter suitable for stormflow applications. The panel configuration includes a molded structural frame and pressure-assisted seal, allowing the panels to sustain and operate at a higher headloss and provide higher throughput when compared to other disc filter synthetic medias. The series combines the technology of outside-in and inside-out filtration into a single PLC controlled unit with influent water flowing through the prescreen (outside-in) into the disc filter panels (inside-out). This combination of two filtration technologies provides an effective option for challenging applications. 844-409-9492;


AGRU America Super Gripnet

For engineers designing with geomembrane liners where drainage and high interface friction are critical, Super Gripnet from AGRU America can be combined with a geotextile to create an integrated drainage system. It can be easily configured with a geotextile to offer a superior drainage and interface friction solution with significant logistics and installation cost reductions. When part of an integrated drainage system, machined upward-facing studs and bottom-facing asperities provide high flow rates, reliable drainage capacity, a high-friction surface, superior slope performance, up to 15% faster installation and substantial cost savings. It has been deployed as a solution in over 150 million square feet across North America, supporting landfill closures, containment facilities, oil and gas applications and mining reclamation. 800-373-2478;

Lagoon Products

American Pleasure Products Utility Service Barge

The Utility Service Barge from American Pleasure Products can provide a safe working environment and improve confidence when working on the water. The 8-by-12-foot work platform has suitable stability and flotation from using two 23-inch-diameter 12-foot pontoons. This barge can be used for servicing wastewater treatment ponds and lagoons. It includes aluminum frame construction with stainless steel hardware. The deck is covered with a nonslip nickel-plate vinyl for stability and easy cleaning. A heavy-duty protective handrail is included. To maneuver the barge, a heavy-duty outboard motor mount is included for small gasoline or electric motors. It is available with a 1,000-pound-capacity lifting crane, one life ring and weld-on lifting eyes on each corner. 989-685-2697;

Markland Specialty Engineering Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector

The Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector from Markland Specialty Engineering uses high-intensity infrared light that, along with its slim profile, enables it to measure the sludge bed depth even in water and wastewater clarifiers and tanks that have obstructed or constricted areas, such as the inclined plates of lamellas. Beam intensity of the LED-phototransistor sensors automatically adjusts for thick or thin biosolids concentration or even light flocs. This detector allows operators to program desludge pumps to run only when necessary for maintaining the preferred liquid-solids interface level, saving wear and tear on pumps. It helps maximize water removal and optimize sludge feed density. In DAF units, it can adjust surface skimmer speeds to match variations in the thickness of the floating sludge layer. In SBRs, it can control the decant valve to minimize cycle times. Calibration is not required. 855-873-7791;


Federal Screen MBBR System Screens

MBBR System Screens from Federal Screen are used as a secondary treatment for a variety of municipal and industrial applications. They are designed to maximize flow rates as well as to prevent biofilm carriers from escaping in wastewater treatment applications. Manufactured with high-quality stainless wedge wire, using wastewater screens reduces environmental pollution levels and lowers operational costs over the years. They are fabricated with strong and durable resistance welding and are available in a wide range of profile wire to suit most systems. They are robust for vertical wall applications and are self-cleaning when designed to the flow rate. Screens are available in a flat, curved or cylindrical form, and are manufactured to meet specifications. 905-677-4171;


BioMicrobics BioBarrier MBR and HSMBR

The complete, optimized design of the BioBarrier MBR and HSMBR systems from BioMicrobics simplify the settling, screening, direct aeration and ultrafiltration of the wastewater treatment process to remove 99.9% of the contaminants. Certified to NSF/ANSI 40 Class 1, NSF/ANSI 245 (nitrogen reduction) and NSF/ANSI 350 standards, these blackwater/graywater treatment systems establish the material, design, construction and performance requirements for onsite residential and commercial applications. Installed above or below-grade, locally sourced tanks, the systems offer 500 to 100,000-plus gpd flows and meet water quality requirements for the reduction of chemical and microbiological contaminants for non-potable water use. The treated wastewater (i.e. high quality effluent) can be used for restricted indoor water use and/or unrestricted outdoor water use. 800-753-3278;

Smith & Loveless TITAN MBR

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;

SUEZ Water Technologies mobile membrane bioreactor

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

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;

Aqua-Aerobic Systems AquaStorm

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;

Kruger USA Anox K5 Media

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;


JDV Equipment Nozzle Mix System

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;

Park Process VortaFlo

The VortaFlo static mixer from Park Process combines two mixing nozzles of different sizes to create turbulence and induce mixing. The addition of the injection quill allows chemicals or polymer to be injected in the mixing zone past the turbulence-creating nozzle prior to passing through the mixing nozzle. In the case of polymer flocculating biosolids, the turbulence nozzle causes the biosolids to roll in the mixing chamber so the polymer has maximum contact with biosolids particles prior to passing through the mixing nozzle, where flocculation is promoted. It is available in sizes ranging from a 1-inch inlet/outlet and 2-inch mixing chamber to a 12-inch inlet/outlet and 20-inch mixing chamber. 855-511-7275;

Nutrient Removal

AQUA-Zyme Disposal Systems ADS

The ADS 30-yard open-top roll-off dewatering unit from AQUA-Zyme Disposal Systems can be filled with 22,000 to 25,000 gallons of biosolids at 1% to 2% solids in about two hours. After draining for 24 hours, the unit can be picked up using a standard-capacity roll-off truck and transported for solids disposal. Sludge volume can be reduced by 80% with reductions to 98% in BOD, COD, FOG and TSS. Effluent is clear, the unit has few moving parts, and the size of filter media can be selected according to job requirements. Standard equipment includes a roll-over tarp system; side, floor and center screens; 1/4-inch floor plate; 7-gauge side plates; four door-binder ratchets; eight drain ports; two inlet ports; and a long-handle scraper. Units are also available in a 15-yard size. 979-245-5656;

Duperon FlexRake IQ 

The Duperon FlexRake IQ platform provides real-time smart screening for maximum resilience at the headworks. It tackles high peaking factors due to extreme weather and difficult debris like flushable wipes, first flushes and settled solids. This is accomplished by system improvements and a sequence of operations that automatically responds in real time to optimize the screen field. The reimagined design focuses on smart enhancements to the raking device to manage heavy solids loading events with four times increased debris removal capacity, improved grit and rock handling and greater solids capture. During peak flow conditions, it adjusts the bar screen opening itself to provide additional hydraulic capacity and safety factor, matching the best capture rate to the flow volume in real time. 800-383-8479;

Flottweg Separation Technology Xelletor

Xelletor series separators from Flottweg Separation Technology include a rotor and scroll designed to reduce the consumption of polymer while also reducing energy consumption. Depending on biosolids quality, the centrifuge can save about 20% on energy while providing significantly better performance. It can increase throughput by up to 15%, reduce the volume of biosolids by as much as 10% and save up to 20% in energy and polymer consumption. 859-448-2331;

Ozonation Equipment/Systems

De Nora Water Technologies TETRA ABF

The TETRA ABF bioactive filter from De Nora Water Technologies combines the strong oxidation power of ozone with a biologically active filter to effectively remove micropollutants while reducing the formation of disinfection byproducts in drinking water and water reuse applications. Using a lower dose of ozone, it partially oxidizes carbon into smaller biodegradable organic compounds for removal in the downstream bioactive filter. By reducing ozone doses and using lower-capacity ozone equipment versus conventional ozone-only treatment, treatment plants may reduce capital costs and energy consumption. The advanced process does not require upstream RO or UF membranes commonly used with other types of direct and indirect water reuse schemes. 215-997-4000;



Parkson’s PISCES CFSBR (Continuous Fill Sequencing Batch Reactor) combines the process benefits of cyclical treatment with the simplified operating concept of continuously filling all reactor tanks at all times. All required treatment steps occur within the reactors, eliminating the need for clarifiers and sludge recycle. Treatment is accomplished utilizing an aeration step followed by settle and decant. Treated effluent is removed from the upper portion of the basin by a DynaCanter floating, solids excluding decanter. The DynaCanter does not require any in-basin actuators or drive mechanisms to control the unit, making operation and maintenance convenient. The unit can be provided with several aeration types including VariOx jet aeration and fine or coarse bubble diffused aeration (fixed and retrievable). The cycle steps are dynamically adjusted utilizing DynaPhase Control software so that process performance and energy consumption are optimized during all flow conditions. 888-727-5766;   


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