Nov. 1, 2006
Officials of ADAPCO Environmental Solutions (AES) have introduced VulchurTM, a new chemical product for the wastewater industry that can control both odor-causing bacteria and corrosion in wastewater systems.

Odor control

Officials of ADAPCO Environmental Solutions (AES) have introduced VulchurTM, a new chemical product for the wastewater industry that can control both odor-causing bacteria and corrosion in wastewater systems. The product is designed to remove hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans from wastewater systems. It also reacts to form a corrosion inhibitor for concrete and metal infrastructure and equipment. The product is a direct drop-in replacement for caustic and bleach in wet scrubber systems. ADAPCO Environmental Solutions, Sanford, FL, 800-920-1001,

Vertical pump

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The Fybroc 5530 Series vertical pump is corrosion resistant and suitable for handling dry pit applications including acids, bleaches and caustics. Critical design details make the series an excellent choice for use on odor control scrubber systems. The pump’s design features include: lower cost than in-tank vertical pumps; mounting outside tank; FRP construction and FRP wrapped shaft (1/8”); heavy duty column, shaft and bearings; and optional high pressure shaft seal. Fybroc Division, Met-Pro Corp., Telford, PA, 215-723-8155,

Industrial biocides

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The new STABROM® Plus Biocide is a concentrated stabilized liquid bromine biocide optimized for industrial water treatment by Albemarle Corp. Engineered specifically to meet the higher activity demand of industrial water and wastewater systems, the biocide features 20% more halogen activity than Albemarle’s market-leading STABROM 909 liquid biocide. The industrial water treatment product line also includes XtraBrom® ultra-high-bromine nuggets and tablets. Albemarle Corp., Baton Rouge, LA, 225-388-7106,

Hybrid MBR

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Siemens Water Technologies’ new membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology integrates Memcor membrane operating system units with biological technologies such as the Envirex Orbal and VLR systems, aerated anoxic process and Cannibal solids reduction process into a small footprint with the SmartMBR control package at the heart of the combined systems. It’s designed for operators seeking activated sludge, advanced secondary sludge treatment, simultaneous nitrification-denitrification, biological phosphorus removal or stormwater treatment and reduced energy consumption. Siemens Water Technologies, Waukesha, WI, 262-521-8332,

Harsh environment pump

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Watson-Marlow Bredel offers the heavy-duty SPX pump for challenging environmental applications. It reliably handles a variety of harsh materials, such as sludge and abrasive slurries. Advanced hose technology enables it to pump corrosive chemicals dependably for a long period of time. Peristaltic hose pumps are virtually maintenance free with no expensive seals to replace, no check valves to clog, and no rotors and stators to wear out. Unlike other pump types, the highly abrasive nature of lime slurries does not affect pump life. With the self-loading design, hose replacement is quick and easy. Watson-Marlow Bredel, Wilmington, MA, 800-282-8823,


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The FlooBed® bioreactor incorporates a Suspended Carrier Biofilm Process (SCBP) ideal for industrial applications such as pulp and paper production. The combination of a high-load bioreactor and a low-load activated sludge plant is an efficient and stable solution for improved industrial effluent treatment. It’s reliable and easy to operate and has been developed especially for industrial effluent treatment. Compared to conventional methods, this bioreactor tolerates higher variations in water quality and flow and still maintains its high treatment efficiency. Dorr-Oliver Eimco USA Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, 800-826-6461,

Submersible drainage pump

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Grindex is now launching Master Inox, the first model in the new pump series Inox. The series comprises three drainage and three sludge pumps in stainless steel. The new pumps originate from Grindex’ red Proline pumps, with the casted aluminium replaced by casted stainless steel. The stainless steel pumps are intended for use in corrosive applications with pH values from 2-10. Some examples are mines, process industries, harbors and leach water applications. Grindex Pumps, Tinley Park, IL, 708-532-9988,

Peristaltic pump

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Larox Flowsys has introduced the new LPP-D peristaltic pump offered in ½, ¾” and 1” sizes for the water and wastewater market. Corresponding flow rates are 2.6 gpm, 4.4 gpm and 8.8 gpm. It and the Larox LPP incorporate a unique low-friction rolling design. This allows: High flow per compression, enabling smaller pump selection; the roller design compresses hose only once per revolution, providing 2x-5x the hose life vs. conventional hosepumps; and low glycerin (96% less) requirement. Larox Flowsys Inc., Linthicum, MD, 888-356-9797,

Odor control

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Baker Filtration, an activated carbon technologies division of Baker Tanks, provides a turn-key solution for cities afflicted by municipal odor control applications. It’s capable of design, delivery and installation of a proven SCAQMD permitted odor control system for temporary or permanent use. A system fan mounted in a sound enclosure to reduce sound levels combined with a high flow carbon vessel provide an effective means to eliminate sewer odors. Baker Tanks Inc., Seal Beach, CA, 800-310-6569,

Duplex strainer

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The Model 570 Duplex Pipeline Basket Strainer from Eaton continuously protects system components in pipelines from 8” to 36” in size. It removes particulate matter from flow to protect valves, pumps, meters and other expensive equipment. The strainer’s hand wheel operates a sliding gate that permits flow to be switched between two straining chambers, allowing one to remain on-line while baskets are removed from the out-of-service chamber for cleaning. Use of four strainer baskets in each of the two chambers makes it easier for operators to clean baskets because each is much smaller and easier to handle than a single, large basket. This also reduces strainer size, making it ideal for installations where space is a problem. Eaton Filtration LLC, Elizabeth, NJ, 908-787-1000,

Automatic grease interceptors

Lowe Engineering’s New GreaseStopper automatic grease interceptors (AGI) are designed to keep large amounts of pipe-clogging fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from entering sanitary sewers. Maintenance is easy. The removable screen basket separates and contains food scraps and solids. Grease is skimmed from the surface of the interceptor and drained into a bucket or barrel. This hourly or daily self-cleaning feature of the AGI keeps grease from accumulating allowing for greater efficiency than grease traps that merely store trapped grease. Lowe Engineering, Friedens, PA, 814-443-6800,

Dewatering pumps

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ITT Flygt’s latest generation of dewatering pumps, designated the 2600 Series, includes six models - 2610, 2620, 2630, 2640, 2660, and 2670 - with output from 1.2 to 27 HP. The six pumps cover almost any dewatering application at worksites of all sizes, including construction sites, mines, quarries and other harsh environments. They come with discharges from 2” NPT through 6” NPT and provide hydraulic performance from 150 GPM to 1,400 GPM and heads from 40 to 230 ft. The pumps feature innovative hydraulics, fewer components, new materials and a practical, ergonomic design. The patented DuraSpinTM hydraulic system and newly designed impeller made from high-chrome cast iron improves wear resistance and sustains performance over time. ITT Flygt Corp., Trumbull, CT, 203-380-4700,


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MICROSTAR is a technical breakthrough and energy saving gas-water mixer-aerator. Micron to nanometer size bubbles are created and mixed with water, and better yet, those micro-nano bubbles of oxygen/ozone gas stay for hours reacting with organics/bacterias, etc. Plug-in and operate, almost no-maintenance. Nakao International C&E, San Diego, CA, 858-752-6140,

Metering pumps

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The new PZiG Series electronic diaphragm pumps extend the capacity of the PZ Series of “smart” pumps. They’re designed for accurate, reliable injection of a variety of liquids, including moderate-viscosity and highly-corrosive substances. They come in four sizes: 5 gph@145 psi to 20 gph@30 psi. They’re available with PVC and Kynar liquid ends to handle viscosities to 50 cps; an optional PVC liquid end can handle up to 1,000 cps. The pumps feature an easy-to-use control panel with large buttons and a 2-stage display LCD screen. Neptune Chemical Pump Co. Inc., Lansdale, PA,

Vortex, chopper pumps

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Fairbanks Morse highlights its 4500/4600/4700 Series line of vortex pumps and the 4500CH C-ChopTM chopper pumps. The hard metal vortex pumps handle flows of 50-3,000 GPM, and heads to 200 feet using a fully recessed impeller, and are ideally suited for pumping slurries, which may contain trash, stringy material, organic solids and grit without becoming clogged. Learn how you can upgrade your vortex pump with an interchangeable and backward-compatible chopper pump retrofit, or replace your existing vortex with a C-Chop unit, which modifies pumps from an open, straight-through passage to a chopping and slicing action, with significant efficiency improvements. Fairbanks Morse Pump, Kansas City, KS, 913-371-5000,

Spherical connectors

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Proco Products’ very versatile Style 240/242 is the ideal rubber expansion joint for your wastewater treatment systems. Its unique spherical arch allows fluid to flow smoothly in the sludge & slurry lines without sediment build-up in the arch, and the pressure/temperature capability makes it a perfect match for all equipment used in your blower lines. And it’s readily inventoried in Neoprene and EPDM, and also carried in other elastomers such as: Hypalon, Buna-N, and Chlorobutyl. Proco Products Inc., Stockton, CA, 800-344-3246,

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