Preventing Biological Treatment Upsets

What is so upsetting about biological treatment system upsets? To the owners and operators of these systems, these upsets lead to halts or decreases in production with costly ramifications. ATI is often called upon to investigate issues of this nature. Regardless of the type of industry (pulp and paper, dairy, beverage, chemical, etc.) and the […]

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Ohhh That Smell! Controlling and Avoiding Odor Issues

Odor issues are a common problem in production facilities. Unfortunately, this issue affects not only the manufacturer, but its neighboring residents and businesses as well. Odor complaints can often overshadow the otherwise solid reputation of a company. Odors are caused by airborne chemicals. The types of wastes and treatment technologies used to deal with those […]

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Microbiological Evaluation: An insurance policy for your treatment system

Physicians use annual examinations to maintain the health of their patients and detect symptoms before they turn into something worse. Similarly, microbiological evaluations analyze the health of your wastewater treatment system to avoid potential issues and dreaded shutdowns. The microbes that drive your aerobic wastewater treatment system are only as effective as their environment allows […]

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Getting Value from Turkey Production Wastes

As part of its mission to produce naturally grown turkeys and turkey products in a responsible manner, a northeastern farm worked with the state’s energy department to develop a plan to maximize the beneficial handling of organic wastes in an environmentally acceptable manner. As you would imagine, the raising and processing of turkeys generates a […]

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Is Biogas in Your Future?

With the price of natural gas and other hydrocarbon fuels on the rise, it is becoming increasingly important for industry to search for methods to reduce fuel requirements (energy conservation, process optimization, waste minimization, etc.) and identify ways to recover energy for beneficial reuse. One area that should be thoroughly investigated is the potential to […]

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Ice Cream Producer Minimizes Its Waste to Maximize Its Bottom Line

Being one of the most well-known producers of customer-labeled ice cream and novelty products in the United States may sound great, but along with this prestigious distinction comes the challenges related to running numerous production lines with multiple product changeovers driven by seasonal variations in demand. As you can guess, waste minimization and wastewater treatment […]

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Beet Sugar Processor Sweetens Its Bottom Line

A Midwestern sugar beet processor was struggling to handle the high-strength waste that was produced as the company processed sugar beets into refined granulated sugar. Before retaining ATI’s services to design the expansion of its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), the company’s system consisted of two flume water clarifiers, several wastewater holding lagoons, an anaerobic contact […]

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Pump System Care: How To Keep The Fluids Moving

Regular inspection and preventative maintenance of wastewater pumping systems will ensure continued, reliable operation of the complete wastewater treatment system. Inspections should range in frequency from weekly to annually, depending on the purpose and intensity of the inspection. Refer routinely to the manufacturer’s service manuals, which should be carefully read and filed in a readily […]

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Juicy Wastewater Challenge Requires a Refreshing Solution

A leading producer of premium natural, organic beverages located California was struggling with a not-so-tasty byproduct of beverage production: the generation of high-strength process wastewater. In early 2003, the City’s POTW expressed its concern over the processor’s relatively high organic wasteloads. The company investigated a number of wastewater pretreatment options, finally selecting anaerobic technology as […]

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