UV is an accepted and rapidly growing technology for treating wastewater in the United States. In Europe, it commonly is used as a primary disinfectant in municipal drinking water systems. Other applications include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and power generation. This article will discuss three other commercially successful and growing applications.
Successful Ultraviolet for Commercial Applications
An environmental consulting firm used bacteria found naturally in soil to treat toxic substances located in contaminated industrial sites.
Products at Work
Extracting the maximum benefit from condensate polishing systems continues to be a top priority among many electric utility plants. With cost reduction pressures and increasing water quality standards, owners and operators continue to evaluate the resin handling procedures that affect corrosion product transport and contaminant ion impurity levels.
When one of four circulating water pumps at the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Chalk Point Generating Station began to leak, engineers began to worry.
In past articles, we discussed the benefits of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection as well as the many available options. In this article, we will focus on the available technologies and provide an overview of how these technologies are being applied in commercial and industrial applications.
Available technologies and their use in C&I applications
A spray-applied coating and insulation system to protect anhydrous ammonia fertilizer tanks from temperature variations has been useful at beverage, fertilizer and chemical facilities worldwide.
Apyron Technologies, Inc., a material synthesis company in Atlanta, and Keystone Environmental, an environmental engineering consulting company in Vancouver, B.C., recently worked together to launch an arsenic remediation project for J.H. Baxter, one of the nation’s leading wood preservation companies.
Apyron, Keystone Launch Arsenic Remediation Project for Wood Preservation Company
Harbor Ready Mix has brought into operation a prototype concrete reclamation system that not only recycles the sand and gravel from returned concrete but also the cementious solids and water. The operational merits of the system are applicable to all batch plants that need a cost-effective method to recycle returned concrete without prohibitive investment in new infrastructure.
Just the Facts
Company: Kendall Jackson Winery
Location: Soledad, California
Problem: Re-occuring scale with a plate-to-plate low pressure steam/water heat exchanger
Solution: Di-Polar water conditioning
Equipment: AQA Total 65 gpm Model 14000 DI-Polar water conditioners
Results: Clean plates with no signs of calcification build-up, and a holding of steam to hot water exchange efficincy.
Recently, two AQA total 65 gpm Model 14000 DI-Polar water conditioners were installed at the Kendall Jackson winery in Soledad, Calif.