Energy efficient aeration breakthrough

Swedish aeration firm Sorubin has received five new orders for its technology following a trial with UK utility Scottish Water...

Aug 8th, 2011

UMEÅ, Sweden, August 8, 2011 -- Swedish aeration firm Sorubin has received five new orders for its technology following a trial with utility Scottish Water.

The trial with Scottish Water ran from February to August this year using the company's Microluft wastewater aerators, which it claimed could improve energy efficiency by 20% (see Water & Wastewater International story).

The new set of orders came from four municipalities and one food producer in Sweden. This included the Vasteras municipality for the treatment of water in a landfill leachate dam; Kretsloppsparken in Kristianstad to treat wastewater and previous client, Härnösand Energi & Miljö, a municipality owned company, for the treatment of landfill leachate.

Stefan Sandström, CEO of Sorubin, said: "Aeration is a very high energy consuming process and many industries, municipalities and utilities are eager to reduce these costs in the light of ever-increasing energy costs and new environmental legislation."

It is also hoped that following the trial with Scottish Water, Sorubin's technology will be retrofitted to a wastewater facility in Dalderse.

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