Star, Idaho, Plant Solves MBR Fouling Issues with RPPS Fine Screen

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Star, Idaho, Plant Solves MBR Fouling Issues with RPPS Fine Screen

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The Star (Idaho) Water and Sewer District knew change was coming. The plant’s existing grinder wasn’t just aging; it was obsolete and required costly repairs that resulted in downtime.

Engineers recommended the plant replace the unit with a Huber RPPS fine screen to prevent harmful screenings from reaching the plant’s membrane bioreactor. Although the plant’s MBR is a premier solution, solids can easily damage the membranes, causing costly repairs. 

Huber’s RPPS Star fit the district’s needs perfectly. Operator Ken Vose was excited to use another Huber unit. With the solid performance of a screw press already in place, Vose was confident in the success of a Huber fine screen. 

“We enjoy our working relationship with Huber,” Vose says. “The units are highly efficient in producing exactly what we need: cleaner channel flow.”

The RPPS’s success shows up in the dumpster. Before its installation, operators emptied the dumpster every two weeks. Now, the Huber unit screens so much from the flow that the dumpster must be emptied weekly. 

Huber’s experience with municipalities and with wastewater processes is extensive, as is its knowledge of the technologies it provides. This industry technology insight helps Huber work with organizations to go beyond technology to ensure that systems are geared to perfectly match up to immediate tactical challenges and long-term strategic goals. 

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