Wastewater treatment process commended for cuts in energy use, chemical costs

Sponsored by


Dec. 13, 2013 -- World Water Works (WWW) recently received an Honorable Mention as the runner up for Total Energy USA's 2013 Chairman's Innovation Award for the Mid-Large Cap category for its implementation of the DEMON® deammonification process.

Dealing with ammonia? Try these resources:

Industrial wastewater treatment developer closes $5.6M in Series-A funding

Lagoon Logic: Elimination of Biosolids Build-up through Biodredging

MBBR system to be installed at Chicago WTP; first of its kind in IL state

Control system at Grand Rapids WWTP helps save residents money, energy

Fertilizer reused from sewage with UK's first nutrient-recovery technology

Deammonification Process Brings Carbon, Energy, and Sludge Reductions

Wastewater treatment process commended for cuts in energy use, chemical costs

The award acknowledges innovative energy-related products, services or business models with the potential to greatly impact energy business. The criteria for winning entries included "originality, applicability, practicality, and overall impact across the energy industry." As such, WWW met the criteria with its implementation of the first DEMON® sidestream DEamMONification system in North America, installed at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in Virginia Beach, Va.

DEMON® is a patented biological process to treat ammonia in wastewater that harnesses the ability of anaerobic ammonia oxidizing bacteria -- anammox -- to treat ammonia anaerobically. This means water is treated with a 60-percent reduction in the amount of oxygen used and a 100-percent reduction the requirement for use of an external carbon source.

Within the last ten years, the DEMON® system has been employed at over 40 treatment plants around the world and has helped these businesses achieve both energy positivity and substantial cost savings. "The potential of taking this technology to mainstream treatment, a step beyond sidestream, could drastically change the way we clean wastewater and extremely reduce the resources and costs associated with this enormous responsibility of providing clean water to the U.S. population," said Andrea Nifong, DEMON technology leader at World Water Works.

See also:

"New nitrification technology helps WWTP reduce energy, sludge requirements"

"Breeding Better Bugs: Is Tiny Bacterium the Next Big Thing in Nitrogen Removal?"

"World Water Works receives AAEES Honor Award for Environmental Sustainability"

About World Water Works, Inc.

World Water Works is a leading manufacturer of specialized process and wastewater treatment technologies. With a focus on cost effective performance, flexibility, and durability, the company works alongside clients to create the most appropriate treatment solutions.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Australian sewage treatment plant to receive major upgrade under DBO contract

Unitywater has officially awarded a Design, Build, Operate, and Maintain contract to TRILITY, an Australian private water utility, for the rehabilitation of the Redcliffe Sewage Treatment Plant in Southeast Queensland.

Baxter & Woodman earns APWA Technical Innovation Award for pretreatment efforts

Several local branches of the American Public Works Association has honored Baxter & Woodman with the Technical Innovation Award for its installment of an advanced pretreatment system at an Illinois village.

MWRD installs new green roof at Racine Avenue Pumping Station

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago announced that it has officially completed the construction of a green roof at its Racine Avenue Pumping Station.

WaterStep meets full amount of $100K Living Water Fund for safe water

WaterStep recently announced that it has successfully met the full amount of the Living Water Fund, a $100,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor, by the end of 2014.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA