Combined treatment system removes Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, kills pathogens
ITT Corp., a global provider of transport and treatment of water and wastewater, announced that its WEDECO ozone generators have been chosen by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., for placement in a new treatment plant in Wichita, Kan. Together with Air Products’ Halia oxidation system, ITT’s WEDECO ozone generators form a complete advanced oxidation process (AOP) solution that removes endocrine disrupting compounds, according to ITT. The AOP solution is also capable of killing pathogens and mitigating bromate formation as a carcinogenic byproduct. The system will treat 30 million gal of water per day at the Wichita surface water treatment plant.
The plant is built in conjunction with the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project. To counter water shortages due to population growth, the city of Wichita has developed this multi-phase project that will draw excess water from the Little Arkansas River. That water will be treated and then pumped into the Equus Beds Aquifer for future residential, agricultural and commercial use.
“We are extremely pleased with our arrangement with ITT to provide a cost-effective contaminant removal solution,” said Shaun Porter, water industry specialist at Air Products. “The Halia advanced oxidation system can help meet disinfection requirements while also destroying trace contaminants and minimizing the formation of byproducts, such as bromate, making it ideal for drinking water applications, as well as water reuse and process water cleanup.”
WEDECO PDO Series ozone generators were selected for this project, with each unit producing 2,100 lb per day of ozone. This system comes completely mounted and instrumented and utilizes the WEDECO EFFIZON HP electrodes and variable frequency power supply technology.