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SBR Technologies evaluates and reconfigures a chemical wastewater facility that is expected to treat wastewater flow rates of 600 gallons per minute

Challenge

A chemical plant in West Virginia, which produces organic and inorganic phosphate compounds, hired SBRT Technologies, Inc. (SBRT), to evaluate and modify its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

SBR Technologies Solution

The project, conducted jointly with the client and SBRT personnel, began with an initial evaluation of the facility’s existing configuration, mechanical and operational status and performance data. Laboratory and field studies demonstrated the biotreatability of the process wastewater generated and determined the operational and physical changes needed to increase the reliability and operability of the facility.

Benefits Achieved

The WWTP was reconfigured into a batch treatment process operating as a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) able to treat an expected future wastewater flow rate of 600 gallons per minute. SBRT developed the process design, operating strategy and control strategy for the new system and provided the detailed engineering drawings.

Currently, SBRT is overseeing the acquisition and installation of the equipment needed to retrofit the existing full-scale plant and training the client’s employees to monitor and operate the facility. As the final phase of the WWTP upgrade, SBRT will start-up the retrofitted system, develop a new operating manual and continue operator training.