WEFTEC 2014 Recap

Missed us at WEFTEC this year?
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We had another very succesful year at WEFTEC and we hope you had a chance to stop by and say hello! If not, or if you’d just like to learn more about the innovations we were showing off, we’ve got you covered! Check out the highlights of our showing below, and hit up our facebook page if you want to say hello.

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The 2014 OVIVO WEFTEC Booth

 

OVIVO BIOSOLIDS | Aerobic Digestion

Aerobic sludge digestion is a biological process that takes place in the presence of oxygen. With oxygen, bacteria present in the sludge (activated sludge) consumes organic matter and converts it into carbon dioxide. Ovivo offer several technologies to encourage this natural process to thrive, producing consistent, high quality, results. Processes supplied by Ovivo can use coarse or fine bubble diffusers.

 
 

OVIVO BIOSOLIDS | Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion is the process for the reduction of sludge without the use of air or elemental oxygen. In anaerobic digestion, organic pollutants are converted by anaerobic micro-organisms to a gaseous product (including methane gas) that has the potential for reuse. It is a very low energy process, that produces a fraction of the waste sludge generated through aerobic biological processes. It is particularly recommended for treating wastewater which is high in soluble BOD and/or COD.

 
 

OVIVO AEROBIC RETROFIT TREATMENT SYSTEM | A.R.T.S™

AEROSTRIP® fine pore diffusers have the highest proven energy-efficiency and the longest documented service life in the world. Advanced perforation technology and a high strength polyurethane membrane are the secrets to its high performance. Ovivo can guarantee clean water transfer efficiencies of 8.5-10%/m (2.6-3.0% ft) side water depth (SWD) in virtually all applications. Long term warranties are available

 
 

OVIVO CARROUSEL SYSTEMS | Aerobic Treatment / Nutrient Removal

Carrousel® systems have offered a reliable way to treat wastewater since the late 1970s. With over 700 installations, in the US alone, the solution has low energy usage and great reliability. Many innovations have been introduced over the last decades and Ovivo’s systems easily meet the most stringent effluent criteria, including low Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus.

 
 

OVIVO CONNECT | A smart and simple application allowing you to easily manage your Ovivo assets.

Ovivo understands the realities its customers are faced with. You are running a water or wastewater plant and the uptime of your equipment is critical to your operation, process and end-users. With this in mind, and with the desire to help you maintain your assets and your plant more easily, we are launching: OVIVO® Connect(SM)

 
 

OVIVO SCREENS & GRIT REMOVAL | Inlet Works

Improperly screened material can damage equipment downstream, resulting in costly and unecessary shutdowns. With the highest screening capture ratios in the industry and total containment of all screenings and debris larger than the screen aperture, Ovivo’s inlet screens add value to overall plant performance and efficiency.

 
 

OVIVO MBR | THE BULLETPROOF™ OV400

MBR Systems are considered the best available technology for wastewater treatment and reuse applications. Properly designed and operated, an MBR facility can meet the most stringent nutrient limits and produce the highest quality effluent. The most reliable, the most space efficient and the most cost effective solutions use MBR technology.

 
 

OVIVO SEDIMENTATION | Enhanced Clarifiers

Aerobic sludge digestion is a biological process that takes place in the presence of oxygen. With oxygen, bacteria present in the sludge (activated sludge) consumes organic matter and converts it into carbon dioxide. Ovivo offer several technologies to encourage this natural process to thrive, producing consistent, high quality, results. Processes supplied by Ovivo can use coarse or fine bubble diffusers.

The 2014 Ovivo Workshop

WEFTEC 2014 OVIVO Workshop

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This year the theme was “From Nuisance to New Cash Flow” and we explored the ideas and concepts that will drive key sectors of the wastewater industry for the next 50+ years.

Our renowned speakers included:

REUSE OF WASTEWATER 
Dr. Glen Daigger Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, NAE President

Dr. Daigger is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CH2M HILL where he has been employed for 35 years. He also served as Professor and Chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University. Actively engaged in the water profession through major projects, and as author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four books, and several technical manuals, he contributed sto significantly advancing practice within the water profession. Deeply involved in professional activities, he is currently President of the International Water Association (IWA). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Kappe, Freese, and Feng lectures and the Harrison Prescott Eddy, Morgan, and the Gascoigne Awards. A frequent speaker, he recently contributed to the IWA publication Activated Sludge – 100 Years and Counting and spoke at the associated international conference in Essen, Germany. He is a Distinguished Member of ASCE. A member of a number of professional societies, Dr. Daigger is also a member of the US National Academy of Engineers.

MICROCONSTITUENTS & MICROPOLLUTANTS 
Michael K. Stenstrom Ph.D., P.E.

Michael Stenstrom has worked in the water industry for 40 years – first as an process engineer and then as a Professor at UCLA, on a variety of topics, but is most recognized for his work on improved aeration and energy conservation at treatment plants and water reclamation. He was the senior author on aeration systems at the recent 100th year anniversary of activated sludge conference in Germany and presented the 2012 AEESP/WEF Scientists Lunch Speech on water reclamation. He has been active in arid California in advancing various water reclamation topics, starting first with industrial reuse, to municipal reuse (called Title 22 in California) to indirect potable reuse.
His most recent funded research relates to energy conservation at water and wastewater treatment plants. His team has developed a Windows-based tool for monitoring energy efficiency with the objective of helping plant managers identify cost-effective projects to conserve energy.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the AEESP Frederick George Pohland, Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal and ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize.
A frequent speaker, he recently contributed to the IWA publication Activated Sludge – 100 Years and Counting. He is a distinguished Member of ASCE and a member of a number of professional societies.

ENERGY OPTIMIZATION 
Dr. Ursula Schliessmann Dr. –Ing.

Dr. Ursula Schliessmann is head of Department for Environmental Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology in Stuttgart in Germany. She is also a member of the Bio Economy Strategic Board of the German Federal State Baden-Württemberg in 2012 and 2013.
Currently she gives lectures at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Hohenheim within the scope of Bioenergy and Process Engineering.
Her current work focuses on High-Load Anaerobic Digestion with Ceramic membranes, Electrochemical Ammonia Recover, Heat Sorption with Zeolite, Superheated Steam Drying, Energetic Use of Biomass Waste Material, White Biotechnology, Microalgae and Wastewater treatment and fermentation using membranes.

BIOSOLIDS 
Dr. Charles B. BottPh.D., P.E., BCEE

Dr. Charles B. Bott is the Chief of Research and Development at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in southeast Virginia, where he currently is managing R&D efforts for HRSD’s thirteen wastewater treatment plants (249 MGD combined capacity) and collection system. A frequent speaker, he recently contributed to the IWA publication Activated Sludge – 100 Years and Counting. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and wastewater treatment plant operator. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.
Dr. Bott received his BS from the Virginia Military Institute, his MS from the Johns Hopkins University, and his PhD from Virginia Tech.

RESOURCE RECOVERY 
Jim Porteous M.S., CEng

Jim Porteous is currently the VP of Municipal North America for Ovivo.
Jim has been in the Water and Wastewater industry for over 40 years, starting his career in Ireland as a site engineer and project manager. Since then, Jim has lead several different environmental companies and brought new processes and innovations to the U.S., such as the Belt Press and the B.N.R. processes and has completed water and wastewater treatment projects worldwide.
In his current role he is responsible for all Municipal activities in North America. He is also leading Ovivo’s Innovation Initiative Globally and is currently leading a team that is focused on technologies for Resource Recovery, Membrane technologies, and Biosolids. Jim is a Chartered Engineer and received his Civil Engineering degree from University College in Cork, Ireland.