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Bio2Bloc Case Histories

Controlling Odor: Bio2Blocs Installed at Overloaded Vegetable Canning Plant

Two Bio²Blocs were installed at a vegetable canning plant in late August, 1999. A crew lowered the units into the main treatment lagoon in a single morning, and the units were in operation 24 hours later. This marked the first occasion that Bio²Blocs have been used in a high-strength waste situation. Despite cool autumn temperatures, the Bio²Blocs proved a success in less than 30 days of operation. Click for more details ...

Fixed-Film System Enables Cold-Weather Nitrification of Ammonia

In September, 2001 FBC Technologies, Inc. installed two small Bio²Blocs systems in Pennsylvania for Silver Lake Township. Silver Lake operates two small wastewater treatment plants, one located at Laurel Lake and the other at Quaker Lake. Click for more details ...

Bio2Bloc System Reduces Organic Load & Provides Odor Control for Dairy Plant

Operating on a continuous basis, the Polly-O Cheese plant (Kraft Foods) in Campbell, NY, was experiencing severe odor problems for many years. Running a parallel aerated lagoon system, the plant pushes through an average of 500,000 GPD, with organic loads as high as 15,000 mg/L BOD. The system was aerated with an EDI diffusion system, powered by two 250 HP blowers. In addition, 4 x 50 HP floating aerators were also used to keep solids moving, and add additional air during the warmer months. Click for more details ...

Bio2Bloc System Installed to Remove Ammonia at Sandersville, MS WWTP

Like many other municipalities, the Town of Sandersville, MS has been challenged to reduce their effluent ammonia discharges. With a small community and a limited budget, the Town selected FBC Technologies’ floating Bio2Bloc® system to keep wastewater discharges within NPDES limits. Click for more details ...

Haughton, Louisiana Installs Bio2Bloc® System for Nitrification

The Town of Haughton, LA has upgraded their lagoon treatment system with an eight unit Bio2Bloc® system for ammonia removal.  The single lagoon plant operates two wind-powered agitators in the pond as well as a rock/reed filter process downstream from the lagoon.  Click for more details ... 

Lineville, Alabama Installs Bio2Bloc® System for Nitrification

The Town of Lineville, AL has upgraded their lagoon treatment system with a twelve unit Bio2Bloc® system for ammonia removal.  Like many towns, Lineville was being challenged to reduce ammonia in its effluent to be below NPDES limits.  Click for more details...

Town of McEwensville, PA improves treatment with new Bio2Bloc System

The Town of McEwensville, PA, operates a small dual-cell extended aeration plant. Running with an average flow rate of 40,000 GPD, the town’s engineers (HRG, State College, PA) designed a retrofit system including six Bio2Bloc units, to improve the removal of BOD and ammonia, and improve settleability throughout the entire system. Click for more details ... 

New Bio2Bloc System Installed at Wiggins, MS

The City of Wiggins, MS, operates a large 3-cell lagoon system designed to serve the needs of their community of 3,800 people. With a flow rate that averages 120,000 gpd, the plant had traditionally operated several “brush” aerators to circulate and aerate the water. Click for more details ... 

Town of Crawford, MS upgrades treatment with new Bio2Bloc System

The Town of Crawford, MS operates a wastewater treatment plant designed to treat a flow of 120,000 GPD. To improve treatment, a decision was made to “recycle” an abandoned sand filter, converting it to an extended aeration basin, fitted with 4 Bio²Bloc units to polish ammonia and BOD, and improve settleability of solids. Click for more details ... 

Eighty Bio²Bloc® units on the job at Honey Brook, PA, for the removal of ammonia

The NW Chester County Municipal Authority is installing a total of 80 Bio²Bloc reactors for the removal of ammonia in their system at Honey Brook, PA. Located in Amish country in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Authority expressed interest in using Bio²Blocs to keep effluent ammonia within permit levels year-round. Click for more details ... 

New Bio²Bloc System For Nitrification at Winfield, AL

After reviewing various technologies that would provide the ability to reduce ammonia effluent to state permit levels, the Town of Winfield, AL, decided to upgrade the plant with a new Bio²Bloc system. Winfield operates a huge, single-cell lagoon system, with an average operating depth of 6.5 feet. The plant sought a treatment system that would have a low energy input, and could be installed while the plant remained in operation. The wastewater treatment plant serves a community located in a rural area in northwestern Alabama. Click for more details ... 

 

O2ctopus Case Histories

 

O2ctopus System Installed at Franklin Farm Mushrooms to Establish Minimum D.O.

Franklin Farm Mushrooms is one of the largest growers of mushrooms in North America, growing a wide variety of mushrooms in its highly automated facility in North Franklin, CT. The plant circulates process waters through two small holding lagoons, which are partially used to “condition” composted straw. Neighbors around the plant began complaining of higher odors from the wastewater several years ago. Click for more details ...

 

Smithfield Foods Uses FBC’s O²ctopus System To Replace Costly Surface Splashers

Smithfield Foods, located in Smithfield, VA is the country's largest producer of pork products. The company has operated a tremendous number of surface splashers, to provide the necessary dissolved oxygen to support the oxidation of soluble organics, and nitrification of ammonia. The lagoon’s characteristics include a flow of 1.2 mgd, an average dissolved oxygen of .7 mg/L, an average NH3 (ammonia) in effluent of 1 mg/L, and an average BOD in effluent of 4.0 mg/L. Smithfield uses the nitrification figures as a precise indicator of the general health of the entire treatment system, and whether the lagoon has sufficient dissolved oxygen to do its job. Click for more details ...

O2ctopus System Installed at Meat Rendering Plant to Enhance Nitrification Via Thermal Transfer

A large rendering facility in Cumming, GA converts millions of tons of chicken parts into useable products. The plant is designed to handle a flow of several million gallons per day, channeling wastewater through an enormous anaerobic treatment basin, producing an average of 900,000 cubic feet of methane per day. Supernatant from the anaerobic basin is flowed into two parallel SBRs with surface “splashers” for aerobic treatment. Click for more details ...

 

O2ctopus System Provides Aeration to New Wastewater Treatment Plant in Yagur, Israel

Sizing for this O2ctopus® fine bubble aeration system was based on providing a more efficient yet comparable system to the surface aerators initially designated for this application.  Click for more details ...

 

O2ctopus® System Installed to Replace Inefficient Floating Aerator Technology

 

A vegetable processing plant located in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, has brought in FBC’s stainless steel floating fine bubble diffusion technology with the installation of an O2ctopus® system. Units were placed in an aerobic digester tank as well as an equalization tank (both measuring 100’ in diameter).  Click for more details ...

 

O2ctopus® Units to Augment Floating "Splasher"

To augment their existing 75HP surface splasher, Rothsay Foods purchased a 6-unit O2ctopus system (at 13’ diffuser depth) to deliver approximately 762 SCFM of air to their entire treatment tank. Click for more details...

 

48 O2ctopus® Units Improve SBR Operations

Located in southwestern Missouri, Simmons Foods decided to upgrade their wastewater treatment facility with FBC’s O2ctopus floating fine bubble aeration system. With absolutely NO plant downtime, FBC was able to install an engineered highly efficient fine bubble air delivery system that allowed Simmons to immediately shut down a number of their wasteful floating splashers.  Click for more details...

 

FBC Installs Another O2ctopus® System at an American Proteins Plant

The Georgia Feed Company (a subsidiary of American Proteins, Inc.) is located in Cuthbert, GA and runs a poultry rendering operation. Click for more details...

Central Industries Forest, Mississippi Installs O2ctopus® System for Nitrification

Central Industries in Forest, MS has installed a fifteen unit system for BOD removal and odor reduction.  Like many renderers, Central Industries was being challenged to reduce organics in its effluent to be below NPDES limits. In order to meet the challenge the plant decided to install fifteen O2ctopus® units; the first in the State of Mississippi to do so.  Click for more details...

Cagles Farms Improves D.O. with O²ctopus® System

Cagles Farms operates a number of poultry processing facilities in the southeastern United States. The facility at Collinsville, Alabama, processes an average of 225,000 birds per day, resulting in a flow of wastewater which is high in organics and ammonia.  Click for more details...

 

Town of Cedar Key, FL Upgrades Aeration with new O²ctopus® System

The Town of Cedar Key, FL is a resort community located on the northwest side of the state. FBC was asked to provide a design for an old, failing panel aeration system and improve aeration performance, and provide a system which could be removed for maintenance without shutting the plant down.   Click for more details...

 

Field Dale Farms installs new O²ctopus® System to cut costs and increase D.O.

Operating a poultry rendering facility on the outskirts of Taccoa, GA, Field Dale Farms runs an SBR to nitrify/denitrify a daily flow of 282,000 GPD. Typical of rendering operations, the water is nutrient rich, and must undergo significant treatment before discharge. The plant had installed a variety of aeration equipment, including six 30HP “Air Jammer” devices, a 50HP surface aerator, and another 75HP surface aerator, for a grand total of 305 connected horsepower. In spite all of this equipment, the plant frequently suffered periods of dangerously low dissolved oxygen levels.   Click for more details...

Cal-Maine Foods installs O²ctopus® system at new egg processing plant

Cal-Maine Foods is the nation’s largest producer of eggs, with operations across the United States. The company has built a new egg-breaking facility in Waelder, TX, designed to produce a range of added-value products. The wastewater treatment plant includes an anaerobic cell for the removal of organics, and a sequenced batch reactor (SBR) to deal with ammonia and denitrification.   Click for more details...

O²ctopus® Aeration System installed at Pilgrim's Pride (Enterprise, AL)

FBC Technologies has upgraded the aeration at Pilgrim's Pride processing facility in Enterprise, AL. The stainless O²ctopus system was installed with no downtime to operations and reduces energy requirements at the plant from 700HP to 150HP.   Click for more details...

Pilgrim's Pride installs another O²ctopus® Aeration System at Sumter, SC

FBC Technologies has installed a modern, fine-bubble diffusion system to upgrade wastewater treatment operations for the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant located in Sumter, SC. Using 56 stainless O²ctopus units, the system provides an improvement in dissolved oxygn and mixing, while reducing the electrical costs of the old floating mechanical aerator system.   Click for more details...

 

Combination Bio²Bloc and O²ctopus System

 

FBC Helps Overloaded Municipal Treatment Plant Reduce BOD and Ammonia Discharges to Zero

The Village of Elba, NY, located in the northwest part of the state, is a rural, agricultural community of 1,200 residents. The village, served by a wastewater plant commissioned in 1971, outgrew its facility which was designed to serve a smaller population. Click for more details ...

 

 

Combination Bio2Bloc and O2ctopus System Improves Processing Wastewater Operation

Located in Southern Ontario, Canada, a poultry processing operation was ready to upgrade their wastewater treatment system for BOD remediation and ammonia removal.  The large primary lagoon was being serviced by a diffusion system that was fed by a shore-mounted blower. FBC was able to retrofit the existing blower with its combination Bio2Blocs and O2ctopus system. Click for more details...

 

MAMA gets new FBC treatment system (Mountaintop Area Municipal Authority, PA)

The Mountaintop Area Municipal Authority (MAMA) operates a meticulously maintained treatment plant near the town of Snowshoe, PA, in the middle of Pennsylvania. Running a small system of floating mechanical aerators, the Authority desired to make plant improvements to increase the removal of ammonia and BOD, and reduce the operating costs of the older aeration system.   Click for more details...

 

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