Package Plant Replacements
New Technology Gets rid of package plant headaches
Small activated sludge plants are notoriously difficult to operate. Activated sludge is really efficient for large flows, but struggle to be consistent and are easily upset when running on low and variable flows. Ask any wastewater operator for their best horror stories from running their little activated sludge plants and be prepared to listen for hours.
There is a better way to treat small and variable flows than activated sludge package plants. Packed bed media filters have a long proven history of extremely reliable, robust, consistent treatment of small flows.
Sand filter systems laid the ground work and technologies like the AX MAX were created to improve upon and capitalize on the low O&M cost and excellent treatment performance of sand filters on a larger scale.
To give you an idea of ease of operation and dependability of treatment...AQWA operates almost 600 Advantex treatment systems across the Carolinas with just 4 dedicated full-time operators and 1 full-time operations manager.
Frequency of visits vary from 2x/year to weekly. Activated sludge plants will require 5 visits per week and oftentimes operators and small utilities visit on Saturday and Sunday as well to ensure there aren't surprises on Monday.
Do you think this low frequency visit means poor and inconsistent sampling results?
WRONG. 96% of AQWA's Advantex system samples over the years have been less than 10mg/l BOD and <10mg/l TSS. This is across the board including highly variable single family (12 bedroom) homes getting hammered in the summertime to shopping centers and mixed use treatment systems.
The AX-Max is phase-able and AQWA has a great track record of obtaining flow reductions based on historic data which results in lower up front capital cost and easier operations.
Pair all that with low energy use (<2kwh per 1000 gallons treated), low sludge hauling costs, reduced frequency of visits, and almost eliminating emergency, overtime alarm calls and its a no brainer for many small communities and private utilities.
If you have a package plant replacement looming or a small activated sludge plant that is draining your bank account, we'd love to give you a free consultation on what it would look like to replace or expand the existing system with a low headache, low maintenance, highly dependable, long lasting alternative.
Reach out to us at 252-243-7693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation.
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