Evoqua’s BioMag® System Selected by Five Municipalities for Wastewater Clarification

February 22, 2016

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PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evoqua Water Technologies’ Municipal Products and Services division has been selected by five U.S. municipalities to supply its industry-leading BioMag® ballasted biological treatment system to their wastewater treatment plants to increase treatment capacity and help the municipalities meet stringent nutrient removal limits. The value of the combined orders is more than $20 million.

The BioMag® System uses magnetite – fine particles of iron ore – that penetrates a biological floc to make it heavier and accelerate the clarification process. The System delivers the world’s fastest and most reliable floc settling – allowing capacity expansion and performance improvement with minimal plant modifications at the lowest cost possible.

Contracts awarded to Evoqua, include:

Front Royal, Va. – The upgrade and expansion of the Front Royal, Va., wastewater treatment facility includes three Evoqua products – the BioMag® System, Jet Tech’s Vari-cant® Jet Aeration System, and Envirex® brand primary and secondary clarifiers. The plant upgrade will increase the facility’s capacity by 45 percent and meet enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) limits for nitrogen and phosphorus without the need for tertiary treatment.

East Norriton, Pa. – The East Norriton, Pa., wastewater treatment facility outside Philadelphia is being expanded with a new BioMag System and the Vari-cant Jet Aeration System. Evoqua’s solution will increase the capacity of the existing bioreactors and secondary clarifiers by nearly 70 percent. Additionally, Evoqua’s solution enables the facility to cost-effectively meet future nitrogen limits with existing tankage.

Cascade, Md. – The Winebrenner Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cascade, Md., is the second facility in Washington County to be upgraded with the BioMag System to meet the state’s new nutrient removal standards. The county’s Smithsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has been in operation since 2014, was the first to use the BioMag System.

Taneytown, Md. – Taneytown, Md., is also upgrading its wastewater treatment facility, which features two sequencing batch reactors (SBRs), with the BioMag System to meet the state’s new nutrient removal standards while using existing tankage.

Berkeley, WV – Four West Virginia SBR facilities in the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District are being upgraded with the BioMag System. The projects are part of a plan to meet ENR limits for nitrogen and phosphorous in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed area without tertiary filtration.

About the BioMag® System

The BioMag System provides up to 300 percent more treatment capacity in existing tanks and smaller treatment volumes by delivering faster and more reliable clarification than alternative technologies. It also enables plants to meet tougher ENR standards without tertiary filtration. Magnetite ballast, which is added into the biological reactor to accelerate settling, is continuously separated from the waste-activated sludge stream. Up to 95 percent of the magnetite is recovered and reused in the System.

For more information, visit www.evoqua.com/biomag or www.evoqua.com/varicant.

About Evoqua:

Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.

Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.

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