THE BIOMAG® SYSTEM FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE AND CAPACITY IN EXISTING FOOTPRINT
Ballasted activated sludge dramatically increases biological treatment capacity and helps meet ENR limits
The innovative BioMag® system infuses magnetite — fine, fully oxidized, iron ore particles — into biological floc to make it heavier, enhancing clarification performance without adding capital-intensive new tankage. The system uses the world’s fastest proven settling clarification technology for biological floc — allowing capacity expansion and performance improvement with minimal plant modifications at the lowest cost possible.
The BioMag system is primarily used to improve secondary wastewater treatment. It allows operators to control the sludge blanket, achieve high contaminant removal, and manage loads and flows.
Wastewater treatment facilities upgrade with the BioMag system to reduce the cost of complying with stringent new nutrient removal limits. In fact, Washington County, Maryland, recently decided to upgrade three of its facilities with the BioMag system.
“Washington County is saving approximately $16 million by purchasing BioMag systems,” said Julie Pippel, director of the county’s Division of Environmental Management. “It is much more cost effective to reuse existing infrastructure with the BioMag system, rather than incurring the expense of building an all-new treatment plant.”