Skip to main content

Demonstration of a Direct Drive High-Speed Turbo Blower

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The Winnipesaukee River Basin Program is a state-owned and operated wastewater system serving 10 communities in the central New Hampshire Lakes Region. The regional secondary treatment facility, located in Franklin, was placed into operation in 1979 and is in need of its first plant-wide upgrade. The existing positive displacement blowers for air supply to the activated sludge system are aging, unreliable, and energy inefficient. A priority item for the upgrade is replacement of the existing aeration blowers with new, reliable, highly efficient units. Alternatives for the blower improvements focused on new technology, highly efficient direct drive turbo blowers. Although manufacturer claims were impressive, the units had limited operating experience in the U.S. To validate manufacturer claims, arrangements were made to have a demonstration high-speed, air-foil turbo blower tested at the Franklin plant. This paper presents the results of the demonstration program. Manufacturer claims were validated, and results included a more than 30-percent reduction in aeration power usage, low noise, low maintenance requirements, easy installation, and trouble free operation.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: High-speed blowers; aeration blowers; air-foil bearings; blower noise; energy efficiency; oil-free blowers; turbo blower

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more