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Improving Efficiency and Reducing Energy and Maintenance Costs in Aeration Systems

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Abstract:

Energy costs for operating an aeration system in a biological wastewater treatment plant often times exceeds 75% of the total energy costs for the plant. Adding in blower and diffuser maintenance costs, Aeration Systems are easily the most costly portion of the treatment process, many times consuming so many resources that other parts of the plant may not be properly maintained or operated. By properly selecting and operating aeration systems, including Compressors or Blowers with a fine bubble diffuser system, Aeration systems can provide a tremendous opportunity for cost savings to municipalities throughout the world.

Keywords: AERATION; BLOWER; COMPRESSOR; DIFFUSERS; EFFICIENCY; REDUCED ENERGY COSTS; TURBOCOMPRESSOR

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864707787452543

Publication date: October 13, 2007

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