Category Archives: Waste

Conditioning Your Biogas for Success

Biogas conditioning is a critical process for biogas management. Biogas primarily consists of methane and carbon dioxide, but may contain constituents of sulfur species, silicon species, and moisture. Some of these elements can damage end use equipment, be dangerous to human health, and pollute the environment at high concentrations. Since biogas production is dependent on […]

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Reduce Costs Through Waste Minimization

The food, beverage, and agricultural industries transform raw ingredients into the delicious and useful products on which consumers rely. However, this process also produces undesirable wastes that are often difficult and expensive to treat and/or dispose of. The most cost effective method for dealing with this waste is to minimize the amount that is actually […]

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Preventing Biological Treatment Upsets

What is so upsetting about biological treatment system upsets? To the owners and operators of these systems, these upsets lead to halts or decreases in production with costly ramifications. ATI is often called upon to investigate issues of this nature. Regardless of the type of industry (pulp and paper, dairy, beverage, chemical, etc.) and the […]

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Ohhh That Smell! Controlling and Avoiding Odor Issues

Odor issues are a common problem in production facilities. Unfortunately, this issue affects not only the manufacturer, but its neighboring residents and businesses as well. Odor complaints can often overshadow the otherwise solid reputation of a company. Odors are caused by airborne chemicals. The types of wastes and treatment technologies used to deal with those […]

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Getting Value from Turkey Production Wastes

As part of its mission to produce naturally grown turkeys and turkey products in a responsible manner, a northeastern farm worked with the state’s energy department to develop a plan to maximize the beneficial handling of organic wastes in an environmentally acceptable manner. As you would imagine, the raising and processing of turkeys generates a […]

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Ice Cream Producer Minimizes Its Waste to Maximize Its Bottom Line

Being one of the most well-known producers of customer-labeled ice cream and novelty products in the United States may sound great, but along with this prestigious distinction comes the challenges related to running numerous production lines with multiple product changeovers driven by seasonal variations in demand. As you can guess, waste minimization and wastewater treatment […]

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Beet Sugar Processor Sweetens Its Bottom Line

A Midwestern sugar beet processor was struggling to handle the high-strength waste that was produced as the company processed sugar beets into refined granulated sugar. Before retaining ATI’s services to design the expansion of its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), the company’s system consisted of two flume water clarifiers, several wastewater holding lagoons, an anaerobic contact […]

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Pump System Care: How To Keep The Fluids Moving

Regular inspection and preventative maintenance of wastewater pumping systems will ensure continued, reliable operation of the complete wastewater treatment system. Inspections should range in frequency from weekly to annually, depending on the purpose and intensity of the inspection. Refer routinely to the manufacturer’s service manuals, which should be carefully read and filed in a readily […]

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Rice Lake Completes Plant Upgrade

Rice Lake Utilities owns and operates a 2.2 mgd wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) that treats wastewater generated within its service area in the City of Rice Lake and discharges to the Red Cedar River. The original plant on the site was built in 1951. The liquid treatment facilities consisted of primary clarification and a high […]

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