Wastewater expansion project in Texas is world first

Dec. 2, 2010
CARY, NC, Dec. 2, 2010 -- Kruger will furnish a 32 MGD, single train BIOACTIFLO™ system as part of an expansion project at a large Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lucas, TX...

CARY, NC, Dec. 2, 2010 -- Kruger Inc., a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, was awarded a contract for a large Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lucas, Texas for an expansion project to furnish a 32 MGD, single train BIOACTIFLO™ system. The BIOACTIFLO™ system will be the first of its kind not only in the United States, but in the world. This installation consists of The ACTIFLO® clarification process coupled with rapid soluble biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) uptake achieved when return activated sludge is combined with raw wastewater under aerobic conditions.

This BIOACTIFLO™ system will operate in two different modes. The ACTIFLO® portion will be used for phosphorus removal during dry weather flows, and during wet weather events the system will operate in BIOACTIFLO™ mode to remove total suspended solids (TSS) and BOD. The plant's BIOACTIFLO™ process is designed to achieve a total phosphorus limit of 0.1 mg/l during dry weather operations and less than 30 mg/l for both TSS and CBOD5 during wet weather events.

The new process is expected to be operational in the spring of 2012.

I. Kruger Inc. is a water and wastewater solutions provider specializing in advanced and differentiating technologies. Kruger is a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a global provider of technology solutions and design-build services in water treatment. With over 9,500 employees in 57 countries, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.6 billion in 2009. Combining the specialized expertise of North American subsidiaries including Biothane, Crown Solutions, HPD, John Meunier, Kruger, N.A. Water Systems, PICA and Whittier Filtration, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies serves the industrial and municipal markets.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide leader in environmental services. With more than 310,000 employees in 74 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $49.8 billion in 2009. Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolianorthamerica.com and www.veoliawaterna.com

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