Product Focus: Reuse, Recovery and Energy Management

Product Focus: Reuse, Recovery and Energy Management

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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. 800-383-8479; 


The Graver Powdex precoat filter demineralizer system from Marmon Industrial Water removes both suspended solids and ionic contaminants in a single compact unit. These proven high-performance systems are customized to any power plant design and quickly achieve target chemistry for fast online operation. For industrial applications, it is used to maintain proper quality of water by removing impurities from return condensate for both water reuse and energy recovery. Treatment safeguards high-value plant assets by reducing damage and downtime, stabilizing steam cycle chemistry, and minimizes corrosion product transport, resulting in optimized operations. In addition, since condensate is returned to an ultrapure level, this reduces the need for fresh make up process water and respective generation costs. 908-516-1400;


Flowrox FinFlex Check Valves from Valmet Flow Control help prevent sewage overflow, malodors and backflow of waterways. The cover and sleeve are designed to easily slip in to the existing pipe and are affixed to a pipe with heavy-duty stainless steel expandable clamps. They can be installed in either a vertical or horizontal application. They have a very low headloss and cracking pressures. This type of check valve uses a rubber flap that is molded internally to its thick rubber housing, which allows the valve to be completely closed until a small water column discharges via gravity through the valve, and allows the runoff to occur until backpressure exceeds the inlet pressure. The rubber flap is manufactured to reduce headloss across the valve when compared to other designs such as a swing or ball check valve. When used for odor control, the valve will seal completely on itself compared to the duckbill styles that rely on increased backpressures to seal the duckbill lips closed. The check valve ranges in size from 3 to 72 inches, with backpressures up to 50 feet. 410-636-2250;



Data-driven engineers with Python, Julia and R programming skills are keen on using predictive analytics and machine learning automation to tackle the challenges wrought by storm events. infinitii face pro is a streaming analytics application for data transformation that incorporates logic and algorithms for real-time processing. Users can deploy machine learning to manage and operationalize production-ready models for generating new data or output events such as predictions, and build analytic models that act on sensor data and other data sources. A built-in script editor uses existing scripts from open-source libraries or ones users create. Applications include forecasting, anomaly detection, predictive maintenance and failure prediction. The types of advanced calculations easily performed include Soil and Water Integrated Model and Evapotranspiration calculations. 778-379-0275;


The Suspended Solids Density Meter from Markland Specialty Engineering measures, monitors and provides real-time continuous readings of total suspended solids in slurries and sludge (including silt, return-activated and backwash sludge) and even thick biosolids concentrations. The analyzer’s ultrasonic non-nuclear sensor requires no permits and no approvals, and measurements are not affected by the color of fluid or particulates. It is available as a non-intrusive inline spool piece transmitter or throw-in style probe. Applications include pipes, recirculation loops, open-top tanks and clarifiers. It provides the added capability of automating pumps to help optimize dosing, feed density, underflow sludge density, and variables on thickening equipment for reduced material and energy costs and improved outflow available for reuse in water, wastewater and process industry settings. 855-873-7791;


The Eco Smart Station control system from PRIMEX provides a safe, energy-efficient solution for optimum pump control in municipal lift station applications. It uses the latest technology in VFD, microprocessor-based controller, data storage and communication capabilities available. It achieves up to 30% energy savings using an efficiency auto-tune algorithm that searches for the pump speed that will consume the least amount of energy per gallons of liquid pumped. It is housed in a multiple-compartment Arc Armor Enclosure, reducing the risk of injury resulting from electric shock and exposure to arc flash. It features the Energy View controller powered by kW Logix software, an energy-efficient solution. The color touchscreen HMI provides level control, pump alternation, flow monitoring, data logging, alarm logging, historical trending and comes equipped with a SD memory card for data storage and download. It is available in 29 models, from 10 to 100 hp. 844-477-4639; 


Pulsar Measurement’s dBi-Modbus intelligent ultrasonic level sensors are suitable for remote installations. These transducers include Digital Adaptive Tracking of Echo Movement signal processing for precise and repeatable results in challenging applications, with measurement range options from 4.9 inches to 49.2 feet. It only takes one second to power on and make a measurement. When connected to a wireless telemetry device, power consumption is as little as 5 micro-amp hours. Alternatively, connect it to an existing Modbus network to take advantage of the performance full-time. It is ready for challenging environments with ATEX approvals, IP68 protection and an operating temperature range of -40 to 176 degrees F. 888-473-9546;


Force main pressures vary; and without accounting for the variable conditions, reduced service life and a multitude of other issues arise. These phenomena result in impeller and volute erosion, reduced bearing and seal life, excessive pump noise and vibration. Force Main Sync from Smith & Loveless monitors hydraulics in the common force main to keep pumping at the required flow rate. Using a PLC touch-screen human-machine interface, a variable-frequency drive and a force main sensor, it constantly senses force main pressure and automatically adjusts the VFD to maintain a constant flow rate, no matter how many stations are online. 800-898-9122; 



Designed for variable torque applications up to 600 hp, the Cerus X-Drive is Franklin Electric’s all-inclusive drive solution for a variety of markets. Available as a standalone drive and in multiple enclosed configurations, these panels are built to last, according to the maker, with every detail and component centered around the application’s specific requirements. It can be paired with a choice of motors and pumps to maximize the performance of the application. 866-271-2859; 

Heat Exchangers/Recovery Systems


The Sludge Heater and Exchanger System from JDV Equipment ensures optimal thermal efficiency for anaerobic digestion. The counter-flow tube-in-tube Ralph B. Carter design promotes high efficiency heat transfer with minimal fouling to recirculated sludge. The integrated three-way blending valve maintains a uniform inlet water temperature for increased digester operational efficiency. Each system is manufactured to ASME standards. 973-366-6556; 

High-Efficiency Motors/Pumps/Blowers


Heavy-duty effluent pumps from Ashland Pump are available in multiple horsepower sizes for various performance requirements and have efficient, permanent split-capacitor motors. The oil-filled pumps have an upper and lower ball bearing design and handle solids up to 3/4 inch. They are made of cast iron, with cast iron impellers and equipped with a piggyback switch (20-foot standard cord) or in manual configurations. They are offered in 3/10, 4/10, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 hp models. 855-281-6830;


The BLUEline Nova rotary lobe pump from Boerger sets new standards in pump technology and achieves ideal volumetric efficiencies. The newly developed DIUS rotors combined with a flow-optimized pump chamber ensure smooth running even at high pressures. It is available with or for the first time without a casing protection. 612-435-7300;


ZZ Series blowers from Eurus Blower are drop-in replacements for competitor blowers. They have heavy-duty cast housings, machined impellers, alloy steel shafts with oversized bearings, hardened/precision machined steel forged gears, oil-lubricated gear and/or grease- or oil-lubricated drive sides, plus keyless locking assemblies for easier timing gear maintenance. The blowers provide up to 15 psig pressure and 2,350 cfm flow. 918-361-0285;


Low-maintenance blower technology can help minimize power costs with load splitting, sequencing, and superior multiblower controls. KAESER Rotary Screw Blowers are turnkey systems, available in sizes up to 335 hp and flows to 5,650 cfm, using up to 35% less energy than conventional rotary blowers, while energy savings of up to 15% can be achieved in comparison with turbo blowers. All blowers come complete with noise-insulated cabinets, inlet and outlet silencers, motors and drives. The intelligent Sigma Control 2 on each blower optimizes machine performance via various control modes, and a full suite of sensors provides active condition monitoring to protect the machine. The combination of a blower air-end with high-efficiency SIGMA Profile rotors, flow-optimized components, efficient power transmission and drive components, ensures wire-to-air performance year after year. 866-516-6888;


Self-priming Chopper Pumps from Vaughan are designed to be easily accessed outside of the wet well while pumping waste solids at heavy consistencies, without plugging or dewatering of the solids. They eliminate the loss in production and mess, along with making it easy to service the pump to get it back in operation. 888-249-2467;


The 72 HD Series of 10 and 15 hp grinders from Zoeller Engineered Products offers 3,450 rpm, and is available in 208, 230, 460 or 575 volt, three-phase. Currently available in a high head model, the shut-off head for the 15 hp is 250 feet and the 10 hp shuts off at 215 feet of head. Both pumps have a max flow of 150 gpm at a minimum head requirement of 50 feet. Using a 3- or 4-inch ANSI flanged horizontal discharge will allow for easy adaption to competitor grinder or solids-handling rail systems. The legs are removable, reducing any obstructions being in the way of the debris going into the cutter assembly. The 440 SS cutter assembly with a Rockwell C hardness of 55-60 uses a scissor-like cutting motion that reduces solids down to 1/8 inch in size. 800-928-7867; 

Water/Wastewater Reuse


Alfa Laval AS-H Iso-Disc cloth media filters provide tertiary filtration that with proper pretreatment can meet California Title 22 reuse standards, effluent turbidity of less than 2 NTU, and effluent TSS less than 5 mg/L. The design enables individual disk turbidity to be measured, and an operator can visually inspect the flow from each one. Also, if necessary, they allow an operator to isolate an individual disc for maintenance without disrupting the rest of the flow. The design can also be engineered to maximize the filtration area in the existing basin. 866-253-2528;


AiraSymBIO from Anua is an onsite, closed-loop odor treatment system that harvests raw wastewater, filters and then treats it for use as the irrigation water in the multistage biological odor treatment system. The system utilizes a water resource already present, thus reducing operating costs, uses no freshwater, and allows the biological odor control system to function as intended, as many areas around the country do not have potable water available at the lift or pump station site or have water conservation initiatives in place, which prohibits the use of biological treatment technologies. 346-225-8033;


Capital Controls ozone generation systems for advanced oxidation process from De Nora Water Technologies are an appealing option for reuse. The powerful oxidant has a fast reaction time, requires no added chemicals and reduces disinfection byproducts. This helps customers meet their legal treatment requirements with an environmental approach, all while minimizing operating costs. System capacities are available up to 6,000 lb/day, each using XTL dielectric to decrease maintenance costs and increase uptime. Skid-mounted and containerized systems are available for permanent, temporary and mobile systems that can be combined with other technologies, such as UV, to tackle challenging treatment concerns. 215-997-4000;


The Ostara Pearl system from Evoqua Water Technologies is a fluidized bed reactor that harvests nutrients from wastewater and transforms them into an eco-friendly fertilizer. This nutrient recovery solution converts wastewater treatment plants into true resource recovery facilities. The system is a fully customizable and modular treatment solution designed to recover phosphorus from pre-and post-digestion liquors, as well as industrial streams, through the controlled precipitation of crystalline struvite. Within the system reactor, the growth of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) is facilitated by the addition of magnesium in a controlled pH setting. This allows nutrients to crystallize into highly pure fertilizer granules, which are harvested, dried and then distributed and sold as Crystal Green Fertilizer. Treated effluent is then discharged from the top of the reactor and returned to the plant with significantly reduced nutrient content. 800-466-7873;


AdvanTex AX-Max wastewater treatment systems from Orenco are containerized, fully plumbed, plug-and-play units sized for larger commercial and municipal applications. Units come in a variety of configurations, measuring up to 42 feet long by 8.5 feet wide. Systems can be installed singly or in multi-unit arrays, either above ground or buried to grade. They use an attached-growth treatment method to produce clear effluent with significant nutrient reduction, suitable for reuse or surface discharge after disinfection (per local regulations). One unit can process up to 5,000 gpd of raw sewage or 15,000 gpd of primary-treated effluent. Units reduce nitrogen up to 90% or more, depending on configuration, and provide reliable performance with only a part-time operator. Units are easy to ship and set and have been installed in a variety of soils and climates all over the world. 800-348-9843;   


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