Once considered to be ordinary and mundane, wastewater treatment is becoming a recognized contributor to the green technology movement. It’s a rising star in the resource recovery world with the adoption of one key ingredient – algae.
Thousands of water and wastewater treatment facilities use granular media filters. An operational control system – along with media configuration, underdrain system, and backwash process – is an important consideration because it determines how water flow is controlled through the filter.
Four basic types of operational control systems are used in gravity filtration, with some variances from plant to plant. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
Q&A with Mark Boner, Creator of the FlexFilter™ Technology
Q: What trends do you see in the design and construction of wastewater collection and/or treatment systems?
A: More stringent treatment requirements are being imposed by the regulatory community. Two major issues driving these mandates include the control and treatment of wet weather flow, and nutrient removal.
Long Island is a long, slender island located directly east of Manhattan in the southern tip of New York State. In the 20th century, the north shore of Long Island earned the nickname of “Gold Coast” and attracted large private estates of the likes of the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Charles Pratt, J. P. Morgan, F. W. Woolworth, and others. The western end of the island includes Brooklyn and Queens, while the eastern tip includes the famous Hamptons.