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WASTEWATER TREATMENT & REUSE

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS WORK


CONFIDENTLY WITH
COMPLETE SYSTEM
MEASUREMENT
By Ken Elander

Greyline level
sensors help
Cardinal maintain
levels between 10
to 200 cm in both
the un-thickened
and thickened
sludge tanks.

Fast Facts

Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada


Project: Providing Online Monitoring
Systems
Product Used: Elemento Aqua

Sequential Batch Reactors

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Keywords: Flow Meters, Pressure Sensors, Ultrasonic Level Transmitters

Greyline Instruments Provide Operators the Ability to Remotely Monitor Flow and Level Instruments from a Single Location.

Wastewater treatment is a vitally important downstream. So, we want to ensure that we are of ultrasonic flow and level instruments. This is a
process. Just ask The Township of Edwardsburgh creating the most clean effluent, not only to protect confidence that Eric did not always have. There
/ Cardinals Assistant Chief Water and Sewer the environment but for downstream users. The are other products, prior to Greyline, they had
Operator, Eric Wemerman. For a community to mindset that what we have here, is the same as what they call float systems. Eric says. I will be
keep everyones trust you want to make sure you people upstream. www.greyline.com honest they worked quite well too, but this system
are operating a good system. Eric continues. (with Greyline instruments) seems to be quite
It is important for health reasons, when people The Township of Edwardsburgh / Cardinal is superior. Eric explains further, without them we
flush their toilets you need to get that away and a smaller community of about 6,900 people, would not be able to treat our products and we
be treated so there are health reasons why we located in Eastern Ontario. One of the challenges had have massive spills everywhere.
treat everything. And environmental too, because of operating the wastewater treatment system
what we treat gets put back into the St. Lawrence for such a small community, explains Eric, is The Town of Edwardsburgh / Cardinals complete
River and becomes someone elses drinking water that the working parts of the wastewater system plant monitoring system begins at the four
are spread-out. It can be a little unique in the sewage pump stations in town. We use Greyline
sense that if you go to a bigger city, you might just pretty much everywhere, in every single one of
It worked well there, so we put them be working in one place, but because we are a our sewage pumping stations. says Eric. Wet well
everywhere. smaller system we work in all four systems. levels are measured and controlled with the PSL
5.0 Hybrid Pump Station Level Controller. The PSL
Eric Wemerman Greyline Instruments provides the township of 5.0 works by measuring tank level via the primary
Assistant Chief Water & Sewer Operator, Edwardsburgh / Cardinal complete confidence in non-contacting ultrasonic level sensor, located
Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal their plant operation through the use of a variety above the tank. When a high level set-point is

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No Catastrophic Over-Flows and No False-Alarms

reached, which is easily programmed in the PSL meter, the PSL 5.0 will automatically switch to from the pump stations, it is processed through bar
by the user, built-in relays energize to start the the pressure sensor should the primary ultrasonic screens to remove debris and then passes through
discharge pumps. Because loss of the ultrasonic signal be lost. This unique redundant sensor a grit chamber. Once past the grit chamber, the
signal is possible due to foaming or grease on the system means no catastrophic over-flows and total influent is metered via two Greyline Open
surface of the water, Erics team took advantage no false-alarms for Erics team if signal to the Channel Flow Meters, an OCF 5.0 and legacy
of the PSL 5.0s redundant 4-20 mA sensor level primary ultrasonic sensor is blocked. Greyline Model 3. Flow is measured based on the
input. A pressure sensor is submerged in the tank level of wastewater passing through two Parshall
and connected to the PSL 5.0. Being a hybrid When sewage is pumped back to the main plant Flumes, also purchased through Greyline.

Level Sensor Above the Flume

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The next step in the wastewater treatment process is separation of solids


from the water. The influent passes through two sequential batch reactors
where water level is again monitored and controlled by Greyline Instruments,
this time non-contacting LIT25 Level Indicating Transmitters. While influent is
entering the first sequencing batch reactor, it is aerated and alum is injected.
Alum treats the wastewater by binding to solids, creating a sludge floc which
will settle in the tank for separate treatment.

Once the tank is full, aeration continues through the react stage and finally
decantation where supernatant is discharged from the batch reactor until the THE ONLY
tank is back to a specific level measured by the Greyline LIT25. The treated 3rd party laboratory in India
effluent passes a final UV treatment system on its way to the St. Lawrence
FOR NF & RO MEMBRANE AUTOPSY
River.

In addition to treating the wastewater, the settled sludge is also treated, and
Greyline makes a presence in this process as well. Eric mentions, We also
use Greyline to give us level indicators in our sludge tanks. Greyline level
sensors help Cardinal maintain levels between 10 to 200 cm in both the un-
thickened and thickened sludge tanks. Sludge is further treated so that odor
causing bacteria is removed, to prevent complaints from the community.

Through the use of a variety of Greyline Instruments flow and level products,
Eric and his team can relax knowing their wastewater plant is operating
without the fear of catastrophic failures, and is treating the effluent and
sludge to high environmental standards.

Greyline is a worldwide leader in ultrasonic instrumentation for industrial and


environmental markets. We develop, manufacture and market industrial flow
and level monitoring instruments including ultrasonic level transmitters, flow
meters and open channel flow meters.

Greylines primary market is environmental - especially water and wastewater


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Comments, Solutions & Recommendations
Ken Elander is a Product Manager with Greyline Instruments Inc. He has
over 6 years experience with commercial HVAC, environmental, and industrial Other Services offered: Analysis of FOOD, WATER, FERTILIZER etc.
instrumentation.

Greyline is a worldwide leader in ultrasonic instrumentation for industrial and


environmental markets. It develop, manufacture and market industrial flow
and level monitoring INSTRUMENTS including ultrasonic level transmitters,
flow meters and open channel flow meters. Greylines primary market VIPANAN
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