Klorigen enables Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility’s John M. Asplund facility to produce all its disinfection requirements safely onsite
The plant has been designed to include a potential expansion that would double the system’s production capacity if required.
CORAL GABLES, FLA., MARCH 2, 2016 -- Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) John M. Asplund Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWWTF) is a primary municipal wastewater treatment facility which currently processes an average of 28 million gallons per day. Due to both safety and logistical issues, the Utility wished to eliminate the storage of gaseous chlorine and deploy an alternative that is less hazardous and equally effective at disinfecting the effluent stream.
AWWU evaluated several disinfection alternatives to pressurized chlorine gas before awarding the contract to Electrolytic Technologies LLC and installing the state-of-the-art Klorigen sodium hypochlorite generation system. These included Ozone and UV disinfection, 0.8% and 12.5% on-site sodium hypochlorite generators and receiving commercial shipments of bulk sodium hypochlorite at trade strength solution. Klorigen’s advantages were apparent after the evaluation.
“Due to the higher operating cost of alternative technologies, the AWWU elected to proceed with the installation of the higher strength onsite sodium hypochlorite alternative provided by Electrolytic Technologies LLC. Further cost mitigating efforts such as logistics, supply chain independence and the ability to control the process onsite and not rely on deliveries that could be delayed were some of the driving forces in the decision making process” said Mr. Stephen Nuss, Capital Program Manager of the Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility.
The plant has been designed to include a potential expansion that would double the system’s production capacity if required at a future date. In addition to this design feature, Electrolytic Technologies was required to make significant changes to their standard designs to accommodate local seismic design standards. The Klorigen™ process is uniquely designed to produce disinfectants for use in the water and wastewater industry. The Klorigen™ system selected by AWWU is capable of producing up to 5,000 gallons per day of disinfectant solution at a concentration of 12.5% (125 gpl), for long term storage and direct injection.
"AWWU’s selection process was both extensive and thorough and Electrolytic is very pleased to be part of this Disinfection Upgrade project" commented Derek Lubie, President of Electolytic Technologies. "AWWU sought a highly reliable, intrinsically safe process that would be compatible with their current operations and capable of growing with their future expansion plans. The scope of this Klorigen™ On-Site Generation system incorporates all of the features of our larger 10- to 20-ton systems, such as state-of-the-art controls and instrumentation”.
The Klorigen™ process uses salt and water to generate disinfectant solution at the point-of-use. Klorigen™-generated chemicals meet NSF/ANSI Standard 60 requirements and the process has been designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology”. Producing water disinfection chemicals on-site eliminates the hazards of transport, handling and storage of toxic chemicals.
About Electrolytic Technologies LLC
Electrolytic Technologies LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of on-site chlorine gas and 12.5% sodium hypochlorite generators. The company’s unique technology is offered to customers in the form of fully engineered systems, built in modules to fit nearly any application. The customers served by Electrolytic Technologies are typically in the water, wastewater, chemical, bleach production, pulp/paper, industrial and power generation industries. Electrolytic Technologies serves its customers from its head office in North Miami Beach, Florida.