Virginia Treatment Facility Selects World Water Works Technology

"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 waterways and Chesapeake Bay win with better water quality sooner," said Daniel Dair, technical manager at World Water Works, Inc.

Oklahoma City-based World Water Works, Inc. (WWW) announced it has been selected to provide its Ideal MBBR-DAF™ technology for the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, a 27 million-gallons-per-day Virginia facility. WWW designs and manufactures wastewater treatment solutions. This selection came through a design/build, public/private partnership between the city of Hopewell, Va., and the team of HDR Engineering, PC Construction, Heyward Inc., and WWW.

HRWTF has a unique situation where the source of more than 80 percent of its wastewater comes from industry, some of which contains known toxins to Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria (AOBs) and Nitrite Oxidizing Bacteria (NOBs). AOBs and NOBs are responsible for the traditional nitrification of wastewater. To solve the problem, HRWTF conducted an extensive evaluation and pilot treatability study of various technologies, including WWW's advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) coupled to a high rate Dissolved Air Flotation system -- the Ideal MBBR-DAF™ system. The system consistently brought treatment levels of the facility to the future targets while being very robust against the harder-to-degrade industrial wastewater sources being treated.

The public/private partnership option "is a win-win-win," said Daniel Dair, Technical Manager at WWW. "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 waterways and Chesapeake Bay win with better water quality sooner." The project is expected to be completed by 2016.

According to WWW, since its founding in 1998, the company's technology has cleaned more than 13 trillion gallons of water and has facilitated the reuse of more than 2 trillion gallons and recovered millions of pounds of resources.

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