Location: Strathmore, AB
Capacity: 4,000 m3/d (1 MGD)
Key Features: Cold Weather Climate Operation, Enhanced Phosphorus Reduction
The plant features included headworks, two USBF® bioreactors, alum storage and dosing and a UV disinfection system. Alum solution (49%) was dosed into the anoxic compartment of the bioreactors. Phosphorus precipitation and coagulation took place within the bioreactor internal circulation. Filtration was solely by the USBF® filters – the process did not include effluent post-filtration.
The plant was operated in May 2002 by ECOfluid and turned over to the Owner’s operator in mid June 2002. The results confirm that loaded very close to its design capacity the plant performed well within the design parameters and better. Excellent plant effluent and operating parameters notwithstanding, the plant was decommissioned in 2003.