April 2010

Rotating Equipment/Wastewater Treatment

Blower selection for wastewater aeration*

Use these guidelines to understand the many factors that differentiate different designs

Compiled by the staff of Aerzen USA, Coatesville, Pennsylvania      Comments? Write:editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com As the main electricity consumers in a wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers greatly influence overall plant operating cost. The most energy-efficient solution must be based on actual conditions that, in reality, are far from static. In fact, energy efficiency alone may not be the governing factor in optimized blower selection and neither are comparisons made at one hypothetical operating point only. This article provides overview information that will help engineers understand the importance of more closely looking at the many

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