Meurer Research to provide tertiary treatment equipment for Denver area wastewater plant

Meurer Research is in the final stages of manufacturing its patented Inclined Plate Settlers and Vertical Paddle Wheel Flocculators to provide tertiary wastewater treatment equipment for the new, Colorad-based Metro Wastewater Northern Treatment Plant.

Sep 25th, 2014
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GOLDEN, CO, Sept. 25, 2014 -- Meurer Research, Inc. (MRI), an engineering and manufacturing company, is in the final stages of manufacturing its patented Inclined Plate Settlers and Vertical Paddle Wheel Flocculators to provide tertiary wastewater treatment equipment for the new, Colorado-based Metro Wastewater Northern Treatment Plant (NTP).

The NTP is an advanced wastewater treatment facility being constructed in Brighton, Colo., to support community growth in the northern Denver metropolitan region. Expected to become operational in 2016, the plant is one of the most advanced in the western United States.

MRI's custom installation will provide treatment in the four tertiary basins. Total design capacity is 51.4 million gallons per day (MGD), with delivery expected by year-end. Custom-built to the specifications of site engineering firm CH2M HILL, MRI Inclined Plate Settlers and Flocculators are needed to remove phosphorus and provide high-quality effluent that meets or exceeds the stringent standards needed to protect the South Platte River.

MRI high-capacity inclined plate settlers to be installed at NTP. Pictured is the 80-MGD installation at Utah Valley Water Treatment Plant in Orem, Utah, completed April, 2014.


Chemical feed in the NTP's tertiary phase will be alum and a polymer, which in conjunction with MRI Flocculators will bring phosphorus out of solution and into floc formulation that settles and can be easily removed. High-capacity Inclined Plate Settlers -- created and patented 20 years ago by MRI -- are in operation in a similar tertiary treatment phase at the Snake River Treatment Plant in Dillon, Colo. At Snake River, MRI is experiencing a 90-percent phosphorus removal through the plate settlers prior to filtration.

The first installation of the current design of MRI Inclined Plate Settlers was at the City of Arvada, Colorado, Water Treatment Plant in 2001, which is still in operation today. Inclined Plate Settlers produce better effluent quality and reduce the footprint of a tertiary basin by as much as 80 percent over a conventional basin.

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About Meurer Research

Meurer Research, Inc. engineers and manufactures advanced water and wastewater treatment products to solve the complex issues facing treatment facilities worldwide. Founded in 1978, MRI has over 50 patents and more than 5,000 installations. The company designs, manufactures, installs, and offers after-market customer service for a range of products including Inclined Plate Settlers, Hoseless Cable-Vac™ and Ultra-Scraper Sludge Collectors, Flocculation Systems™, MeurerMBR®, Pilot Systems, and Package Systems for Water and Wastewater. For more information, visit www.meurerresearch.com.

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