4 Major Operational Challenges Facing Wastewater Treatment Plants OxyMem MABR Can Help WasteWater Treatment Plants Overcome 4 Key Challenges Clean water is an essential resource for people and their environments throughout the world. Those who provide effective solutions for wastewater treatment play a major role in returning clean, safe water back to its source. Operational efficiency is always of utmost importance in treatment facilities and this has driven innovation in the sector for quite some time. Recently, great advances have been made in the development of efficient technologies but challenges still remain.
Making Your Wastewater Treatment Plant More Efficient Wastewater Treatment plants are not usually the source of innovation - with many continuing to operate much as they did a few decades ago. However, you may have heard of some recent successes due to the commercial application of an innovative approach to treatment - using Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technologies. This solution is gaining a lot of attention around the world due to the quantified benefits that combine to improve overall operational efficiency. These benefits include significant improvements in energy efficiency, and reductions in tank footprint, in sludge production and in operator support time. Simply installing a number of MABR modules in an existing tank enhances treatment performance, and provides additional process capacity overnight. Key Benefits Include: 75% Energy Saving 50-80% Tank Savings 50% Less Sludge 50% More Capacity So how do you explore whether you should be considering OxyMem for driving efficiencies at your plant? The following 3 step process will help you quickly evaluate whether this area warrants further exploration.
Spanish Winter IFAS Deployment OxyMem team working in freezing but beautiful Spanish winter conditions Reading the Irish Independent Business sum up of 2017, I could not help but think they were, in fact, writing about OxyMem's 2017; a number of points resonated. The 'A good year for Irish tech firms...' article looks back at events, legislation and social changes that occurred in 2017 but will have an effect on 2018.
Legislation puts pressure on legacy WWTP’s Some of the harshest wastewaters across the globe may be closer to home than you think. Thankfully, over the past few decades the world population has turned a corner in terms of increased environmental awareness and the need for a sustainable future. Formal environmental protection agencies and groups have been established, regionally and globally, to both protect ourselves and our natural resources. One area that has gained considerable attention is wastewater. Effluent discharges, especially those from companies into our streams, lakes and rivers are now under scrutiny. Though it has taken tens of years to arrive at this welcomed environmental awareness juncture, and no doubt will take considerably more years from now to engrain in our mindset, the reality is that this first step on this journey has been the easy one. Looking after our planet in a sustainable manner, though possible, is not easy. Step one, saying “we will take action” is always easy… The hard part comes after the decision to take action has been made. Solutions are then sought and when they are found they must be implemented. Not so easy as step one.
4 Signs You Are Ready to Upgrade Your Wastewater Treatment Plant In this blog we have outlined the four main signs that indicate it's time to upgrade. There are a whole variety of reasons why operators and managers come to the decision that its time to upgrade their wastewater treatment plants. Understanding the underlying drivers is of importance for consultants and designers when considering how best to utilise existing assets and achieve the desire outcomes.