OKLAHOMA CITY — Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (HRWTF) has selected World Water Works Inc. (WWW) to provide its Ideal MBBR-DAF™ technology, according to a press release.

The selection came through a design/build, public/private partnership (PPP) between the city of Hopewell, Virginia, and HDR Engineering (HDR), Heyward Inc., PC Construction (PC) and WWW, stated the release.

HRWTF, producing 27 million gallons per day (MGD), receives more than 80 percent of its wastewater from industry, some of which contains known toxins to nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOBs) and ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOBs), reported the release.

To solve the problem, continued the release, HRWTF conducted an evaluation and pilot treatability study of different technologies, which included WWW’s advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) coupled to a high rate Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system, or the Ideal MBBR-DAF™ system. 

After more than six months of pilot testing, WWW’s technology was selected, and to provide a “timely and cost-effective solution to HRWTF,” Heyward, HDR, PC and WWW came together to present the PPP, noted the release.

“This PPP is a win-win-win,” explains WWW Technical Manager Daniel Dair. “HRWTF gets a state-of-the-art system with a binding performance guarantee from one source, the price is not only lower than anticipated, it is also guaranteed, and the local water ways and Chesapeake Bay win with better water quality sooner."

You can find the release here.