Containerized Wastewater Treatment Plant - Military

Containerized Wastewater Treatment Plant - Military

PROBLEM: The Department of Defense needed a deployable, autonomous, containerized, rapid start up wastewater treatment plant for remote locations.

PROCESS: PCDworks designed advanced controls, sensors, and logging capabilities, and implemented a LabVIEW-based control system, complete with a host of remote pressure, depth, and flow sensors and pumps.

RESULT: The Water Phoenix is an attached-growth portable wastewater treatment system that uses Submerged Fixed-Bed Biofilm Reactor (SFBBR) technology. AWS' fixed-bed system benefits from specialized, high surface area media which promote a healthy environment for beneficial microbial activity and biofilm formation. The result is a highly effective, easy to operate wastewater treatment system that can be provided as a portable treatment plant, permanent installation or retrofit into an existing activated sludge process.

In its portable form, AWS' SFBBR technology is excellent for wastewater treatment/reuse in new real estate developments, as additional or replacement treatment capacity for wastewater utility providers, and as "scalping plants" for direct, non-potable water reuse. In retrofit applications, the capacity of existing conventional activated sludge plants can be increased dramatically.

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