MOBILE SDOX TREATS LAGOONS ACROSS MIDWEST
INDUSTRIAL FLUID MANAGEMENT
Application: Lagoon Bioaugmentation
Location: Midwest U.S.
Owner: IFM Water Cycle Technologies
Engineer: Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc.
Goals: Transportable Technology | Adaptable Treatment
Established in 1991, Industrial Fluid Management (IFM) is a water and wastewater treatment company, serving both industrial and municipal markets. The company provides a variety of water treatment equipment, including augmentation technology, alkaline stabilizers and high-tech polymers. IFM is also a sister company of Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., a Top 300 A&E Firm with 12 offices in six states and over 100 years of design experience.
IFM purchased an SDOX® unit from BlueInGreen for piloting and testing purposes across the United States. The unit was taken to several truck stop lagoons from Ohio to Iowa. The SDOX unit increased DO levels to 20 mg/L and up, providing dissolved oxygen to the bioaugmentation process, increasing treatment and solving the clients’ water quality problems simultaneously. Able to deliver dissolved oxygen in as little as one foot of water, the skid-mounted SDOX system was capable of treating numerous locations: from in-pipe reaeration to lake and lagoon depths to activated sludge and aerobic digestion.
WHILE ON THE ROAD WITH IFM, THE SDOX SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT SEVERAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS BACK INTO PERMIT COMPLIANCE USING ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING AERATION TECHNOLOGY.
Transported and operated by IFM, the SDOX came equipped with all of the necessary equipment for treatment, including pump, motor, VFD, control panel with PLC and HMI, multiple operation modes and all associated piping, values and instrumentation. The fully integrated SDOX was able to solve various aeration issues at numerous locations across the country. For example, one municipal wastewater treatment plant in Ohio was inundated by heavy grease loading in the influent, limiting the treatment provided by the Rotating Biological Contactors (RBC). The SDOX easily broke down the grease layer and increased the performance of the RBCs, bringing the wastewater treatment plant back into permit compliance.
AFTER PILOTING THE SDOX AND RECOGNIZING THE TECHNOLOGY’S POTENTIAL, IFM BEGAN REPRESENTING THE SDOX IN ITS OWN PRODUCT LINE.
With the help of BlueInGreen’s SDOX, IFM was able to increase DO levels to at least 20 mg/L in a series of several lagoons across the Midwest. After piloting the SDOX and recognizing the technology’s potential, IFM began representing the SDOX in its product line. As a result, the firm has begun implementing BlueInGreen and its oxygen, carbon dioxide and ozone dissolution technologies into more applicable projects and installations in the near future.