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Odor Control in Wastewater Sludge Dewatering

Posted by Mike Baranski on Nov 18, 2019 12:26:00 PM

MULTIPLE METHODS FOR SLUDGE DEWATERING BUT ONLY ONE ODOR CONTROL SOLUTION

Sludge dewatering is the process of removing as much water as possible from wastewater and sewage sludge. The output of this process includes untreated water that will continue to be cleaned and purified (before being released and reused), and biosolids with drastically reduced liquid content, volume and mass.

The reduced mass and volume of the biosolid end-product makes it far easier to store or transport, being both lighter and with a far smaller footprint. It is then either land applied as agricultural fertilizer or sent to a landfill.

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Topics: wastewater treatment plant odor control, sludge dewatering

Biosolids Management and Wastewater Odor Control

Posted by Mike Baranski on Oct 21, 2019 8:01:41 PM

Importance of Ventilated Odor Control in Wastewater Biosolids Areas

Biosolids are a nutrient-rich organic material produced when sewage sludge is extracted from wastewater and treated with several processes, including one to reduce pathogens. It can have an organic matter content of up to 50% and is often used as an alternative to conventional fertilizer.

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Topics: biosolids management, wastewater treatment plant odor control

Wastewater Odor Control Technology & Methods

Posted by Mike Baranski on Sep 11, 2019 10:30:00 AM

4 Considerations for Wastewater Odor Control Technology

When odors from wastewater treatment facilities become problematic for surrounding communities, they have the potential to cause more headaches than simply an unpleasant smell. Depending on the severity of the foul air, locals may contact plant management to complain, or in more severe cases they may even reach out to local government or the media to make their complaints be known. If these odors begin to garner political or media attention it could hurt the reputation of the plant. Moreover, severe odors can impact job satisfaction and even the safety of on-site employees.

So, what can be done to control problem odors?

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Topics: wastewater treatment plant odor control, odor control technology, odor control systems

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 treatment plant odor control

An Easy Choice for Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control

Posted by Mike Baranski on May 22, 2018 10:48:40 AM

5 Advantages of A PSP® Fume Exhaust Duct Installation

Today, savvy wastewater treatment plant owners, engineers, and managers are paying close attention to the potential risks and unforeseen costs of the materials that are being used in their facilities and systems. 

One area where material consideration can have both immediate and long lasting impacts is in the odor control systems of a wastewater treatment plant.

When it comes to exhaust duct installation, some materials like FRP duct may require a deep investment of time, money, and specialized labor. 

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Topics: frp duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control

What's Replacing FRP Duct on Wastewater Odor Control Systems?

Posted by Mike Baranski on Mar 28, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Why WWTP Owners Prefer PSP® Coated Metal Duct On Their Odor Control Systems

Wastewater treatment plants are sites where odorous and hazardous fumes are dealt with on a daily basis. As facilities face an ever growing list of water and air-quality issues with which to contend, advancements in vapor phase odor control technology have been sought to help mitigate many of these challenges and concerns.

This article examines some of the leading reasons why PSP® fluoropolymer coated stainless steel duct stands out as the preferred choice for wastewater odor control systems.

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Topics: wastewater treatment, frp duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control

How Coated Metal Duct Improves Wastewater Odor Control Systems

Posted by Mike Baranski on Mar 16, 2018 10:30:24 AM

10 Benefits of Coated Metal Duct for Wastewater Odor Control Systems

Wastewater odor control systems and vent pipe products not only need to contain foul air but also need to be highly corrosion resistant. For decades, wastewater treatment facility owners (and engineers) have faced a major pain point with plastic and FRP duct systems that degrade and need regular repair or replacement.

Compounding this pain is the fact that many plastic and FRP duct products are highly combustible. In the event of a fire, or gaseous ignition, such systems will likely be rendered useless if not completely destroyed. In short, wastewater facilities with these types of systems face the pain of higher fire insurance premiums; and those that self-insure face catastrophic losses.

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Topics: frp duct, fume exhaust duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control

4 Big Advantages of PermaShield Pipe Over FRP Duct

Posted by Mike Baranski on Feb 15, 2018 8:37:29 AM

4 More Reasons to Use Coated Stainless Steel Duct

It's always nice to discover that little advantage or edge-up which makes our lives easier, safer, cheaper, or more productive. It's even better when that advantage is not so little, and when it improves our lives across all categories!

This article takes aim at four big advantages of PSP® coated stainless steel duct and how it surpasses FRP duct in quality, safety, cost, and convenience.

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Topics: frp duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control

Meeting Demand for Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control Duct

Posted by Mike Baranski on Jan 4, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Fab-Tech Hires Mike Mulcahy AS Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Colchester, Vermont - Fab-Tech Inc., is excited to announce it has hired Mike Mulcahy as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

“Mike brings more than a decade of sales management and account development experience in the water and wastewater industry to our team,” said Scott Fine, President of Fab-Tech. “He’s a solid fit for our goals and initiatives. We are pleased to add such a key person to our roster.”

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Topics: careers, wastewater treatment plant odor control

Hidden Costs of FRP Duct

Posted by Mike Baranski on Nov 20, 2017 3:38:18 PM

5 Things You Should Know Before Using FRP Duct

When it comes to installing odor control systems in wastewater treatment facilities, one of the many design considerations to resolve is whether to use fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) or coated stainless steel duct.

Historically, FRP duct has been the more common choice from a cost perspective, but increasingly savvy WWTP owners and engineers are recognizing that there are hidden costs and strict rules and regulations that come with a decision to use FRP materials.

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Topics: frp duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants That Trust PSP® Fume Exhaust Duct

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

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® odor control exhaust duct instead. Through informed research, facility owners and engineers are learning that PSP® delivers superior performance, superior labor savings, superior safety, and lower maintenance than FRP duct. 

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Topics: frp duct, fume exhaust duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control

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. 

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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. 

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Topics: vent pipe, biosolids management, wastewater treatment plant odor control

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. 

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

Public vs. Private Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Posted by Mike Baranski on Aug 15, 2017 1:29:34 PM

Key Debates In The Privatization of Wastewater Treatment Facilities

The privatization of wastewater treatment facilities has been increasing over the past several decades. As financial considerations reign supreme, municipalities are looking into full privatization as well as public-private partnerships. 

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Topics: wastewater treatment privatization, wastewater treatment plant odor control

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. Recently, odor control has become an increasingly pertinent issue for WWTP 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, lift station, headworks, grit chamber, wastewater treatment plant odor control

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

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: biosolids management, wastewater treatment plant odor control

Wastewater Treatment Odor Control Technology: 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: wet scrubber systems, wastewater treatment plant odor control

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 treatment plant odor control

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