Submersible mixers cut Italy wastewater treatment plant energy by 65 percent

Sponsored by


RYE BROOK, NY, March 6, 2014 -- A wastewater treatment plant in Italy has reduced its energy consumption by 65 percent by employing advanced submersible mixers.

Xylem Inc. replaced the existing mixers with its new, mid-size energy-efficient Flygt 4530 submersible mixers, which feature a robust, high-efficiency propeller specifically designed for biological wastewater treatment applications.

The savings were realized as a result of a comparison study conducted by Comopedur, which operates the plant. Due to the significant energy and cost savings resulting from the installation, Comodepur ordered an additional three Flygt 4530 mixers to replace mixers in another equalization tank.

Luigi Cece, director of the Comodepur plant, said, "The new Flygt mixers have significantly reduced annual operating costs at the plant and have paid for themselves within just 13 months."

Located in the Lake Como region of northern Italy, the Comopedur plant treats 16 million cubic meters of wastewater annually, serving a population of approximately 200,000. Treated water from the plant is discharged into Lake Como. The plant's size and location in a heavily-populated area underscore the importance of reliability and consistency in its wastewater treatment process.

About Xylem

Xylem is a global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Maryland WWTP's new solar array to serve as state's largest municipally-owned system

Standard Solar is set to install a 2.1-megawatt ground-mount solar system in Pocomoke City, Md., at the city's wastewater treatment facility. Once completed this December, it will be the largest municipally-owned system in the state.

Major Texas company to pay $1.6M civil penalty for CWA oil spill violations

The Department of Justice and the EPA have announced that Superior Crude Gathering has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a crude oil spill in 2010 from tanks at the company's oil storage facility in the town of Ingleside, Texas.

Bureau of Reclamation makes WaterSMART grants available to improve water, energy conservation

The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting states, tribes, water and irrigation districts, and other water- and power-related organizations to apply for funding to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase renewable energy use and improve energy efficiency.

Three major CA airports to receive new stormwater monitoring services, equipment under contract

Los Angeles World Airports has awarded a contract to Alta Environmental for consulting services up to $5 million for three years on an as-needed basis to improve stormwater monitoring for Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys Airport.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA