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Fab-Tech at WEFTEC 2018, Booth 7547

Posted by Fab-Tech Inc on Sep 27, 2018 1:46:48 PM

PSP® On Display at WEFTEC 2018 

Fab-Tech Inc., will be attending the 91st annual WEFTEC Conference in New Orleans, joining nearly 21,000 registrants and 1000+ exhibitors from around the world. 

This event is "recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world... providing unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field."

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Topics: wastewater odor control

What Makes These Wastewater Treatment Facilities Happy?

Posted by Mike Baranski on Nov 14, 2017 3:05:38 PM

Why Leading wastewater treatment facilities ARE Using PermaShield Pipe

Many modern wastewater treatment facilities are moving away from traditional fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP duct) and employing PSP® PermaShield Odor Control Exhaust instead.

Through informed research, facility owners and engineers are learning that PSP® delivers superior performance and that when accounting for the installation savings and zero life maintenance costs, PSP® actually costs less than traditional FRP duct. 

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Topics: wastewater odor control, vent pipe

Major Catalysts for Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control

Posted by Mike Baranski on Sep 28, 2017 10:03:11 AM

Urban Growth Projections and wastewater Treatment Odor Control Implications

Over the next 6 years, the global market for wastewater treatment equipment and chemical products is expected to grow by more than 138 billion dollars (1). This enormous increase in spending will be driven by shrinking clean water supplies, increasing demand, growing population densities, and the growth of industrial applications beyond current water treatment capacities. 

The United Nations is reporting that by 2025, fresh water usage will increase by 50% in developing countries and by 18% in already developed countries. They also estimate that 1.8 billion people will live in areas where water sources are limited and roughly two thirds of the earth’s population will live in potentially limited areas for clean water (1).

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Topics: wastewater odor control, wastewater treatment plant odor control

How DC Blue Plains Is Handling Wastewater Odor Control

Posted by Mike Baranski on Sep 19, 2017 12:27:37 PM

PSP® Vent Pipe USed In Multiple Wastewater Odor Control Areas at DC Blue Plains

The DC Water and Sewer Authority (Blue Plains) is the largest wastewater treatment facility in the world. DC Water utilizes some of the most advanced treatment systems available to provide water and wastewater treatment services to more than 600,000 local residents, another 1.6 million people from neighboring Maryland and Virginia, 17.8 million annual visitors and 700,000 people that work in the DC area. 

DC Water is in the midst of a $10 billion Capital Improvement Program which is quickly distinguishing the facility as a global leader in wastewater treatment technology. Fluoropolymer coated PSP® vent pipe has emerged as a key component in the success of this program, namely in the handling of corrosive and odorous fumes for multiple stages of the treatment process.

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Topics: wastewater odor control, vent pipe, biosolids management

Comparing 3 Vapor-Phase Wastewater Odor Control Technologies

Posted by Mike Baranski on Sep 11, 2017 3:03:25 PM

Biofiltration, Solid Scavengers, and Carbon Adsorption 

In a previous article about wastewater treatment plant odor control, we examined the role of wet scrubber systems in the mitigation of foul and hazardous fumes associated with hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). In this installment, we turn our attention to three additional vapor-phase odor control technologies. 

In addition to wet-air-scrubbing, wastewater treatment plants today have access to a variety of methods for treating ventilation-air and/or biogas. These include biofiltration, solid scavengers and carbon adsorption.

These systems can be deployed in foul air locations like the headworks, wet wells and biosolids areas, but each has its own set of requirements and considerations that must be factored.  

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Topics: wastewater odor control, carbon adsorption, biofiltration, solid scavengers

Identifying Areas For Wastewater Odor Control

Posted by Mike Baranski on Aug 1, 2017 11:57:47 AM

3 Areas Where Odor Control Vent Pipe Can Improve Your Services

Wastewater treatment plants around the world use various processes to treat wastewater from homes and businesses.

In multiple stages of the treatment process, odor control has become an increasingly pertinent issue for owners, architects, engineers and design-build companies. As population densities increase and residential zones expand around wastewater treatment facilities, public tolerance for foul odor seems to decrease proportionately.

This article targets three stages of the wastewater treatment process where PSP® odor control vent pipe can be applied to help alleviate public outcry and improve general air-quality.

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Topics: wastewater treatment technologies, wastewater odor control, lift station, headworks, grit chamber

Biosolids Management at World's Largest Advanced WWTP

Posted by Mike Baranski on Jul 31, 2017 1:21:15 PM

PSP® Handles Massive DC Biosolids Management Project

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Fab-Tech, Inc. has partnered with some of the most advanced wastewater treatment facilities in America; and PermaShield Pipe has emerged as the clear choice for some of the largest and most cutting-edge-technology operations where odor control management systems are utilized. Among these, the District of Columbia's Blue Plains wastewater treatment facility is using Fab-Tech’s PSP® duct to play a critical role in the process of converting sewage into power and fertilizer.

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Topics: wastewater odor control, biosolids management

Wastewater Treatment Odor Control: Wet Scrubber Systems

Posted by Mike Baranski on Jul 5, 2017 8:10:41 PM

Indispensable Wastewater Odor Control Technology

This article introduces the basics of how wet scrubber systems support wastewater treatment odor control, and offers a look at the best and most reliable method for directing odorous fumes to the scrubber systems.

While many of today’s wastewater treatment plants still utilize the same processes from generations ago, others have begun diversifying their water treatment technologies in an effort to improve not only water quality, but air quality as well.

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Topics: wastewater odor control, wet scrubber systems

Revolutionary Wastewater Odor Control Systems Set New Standards

Posted by Mike Baranski on May 4, 2017 2:28:16 PM

Advanced Wastewater Odor Control Systems Are Drawing Public Interest

Economic and population growth in the Seattle, Washington area has driven the need to increase regional wastewater treatment capacity. In the summer of 2000, King County began searching for locations for additional treatment facilities. Over the course of a 3-year public process between 2000 and 2003, more than 65 potential locations were evaluated. 

Because extensive stakeholder consultation and environmental reviews were a part of the siting process, odor control from the proposed facility became an important factor in its design. The resulting $1.86B, 36 million gallon per day regional system, known as Brightwater, now serves much of North King County and its wastewater treatment technologies have set far-reaching standards.

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Topics: wastewater treatment technologies, wastewater odor control