September 2019

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Reliability: Comparing and updating aeration blower technologies

As the main consumers of electricity in a wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers can significantly affect the overall cost of plant operation.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As the main consumers of electricity in a wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers can significantly affect the overall cost of plant operation. However, the most energy-efficient selection must be based on operating parameters, which are generally far from static. FIG. 1. Rotary lobe blower stage. Image courtesy of Aerzen USA.FIG. 1. Rotary lobe blower stage. Image courtesy of Aerzen USA.   Moreover, energy efficiency is rarely the governing factor in optimized blower selection, and comparisons made at a single hypothetical operating point are inaccurate. We asked Aerzen USA, one of the most experienced providers of aeration blower techno

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