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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 more than 32,000 attendees and 1640+ 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

How DC Water and Sewer Authority Is Using PSP® Vent Pipe

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

PSP® Vent Pipe Delivers on All Fronts 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. PermaShield® vent pipe has emerged a key component in the success of this program, namely in the handling of hazardous 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 Treatment Technologies

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

Biofiltration, Solid Scavengers, and Carbon Adsorption 

In Part 1 of our wastewater treatment technology series, we examined the role of wet scrubber systems in the mitigation of hazardous fumes associated with hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). In this installment, we turn our attention to three additional vapor-phase wastewater treatment 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 high odor locations like the headworks, wet wells and bio solids areas, but each has its own set of requirements and considerations that must be factored.  

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Topics: wastewater treatment technologies, 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 Odor Control Technology: Wet Scrubber Systems

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

Wet Scrubber Systems Go Beyond Odor Control

We all love our amenities; clean water and proper sewage treatment being foremost among them. Still, nobody wants to have to think about, or especially smell, the processes involved with this infrastructure.

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 Treatment Technologies Set New Standards

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

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technologies 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