TESTIMONIALS & AWARDS
EPA Region 1
Jason Turgeon, of the EPA Region 1 Energy and Transportation Team wrote to Marvin Serra, Superintendent of the Enfield, CT WPCF: “You use less energy than any of the other plants between 5 and 10 MGD I've benchmarked except for one plant that does not treat for nitrogen …. Nice work!” (March 27, 2008)
The Enfield WPCF has used a BioChem Technology BIOS for years (see the case study).
Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin
2009 Business and Industry Award
This award is given to the Township of Abington [ www.ABINGTON.org ] of Montgomery County, PA, and BioChem Technology Inc. [ www.BioChemTech.com ] of King of Prussia, PA, in recognition of their forward thinking actions to improve our natural environment and to conserve energy at the 4.9 mgd Abington Wastewater treatment plant.
To meet stringent new standards in its permit by the August 2008 deadline, and to provide for future growth, Abington has shifted from its Conventional Activated Sludge system to an A20 process, with effluent filtration and polishing for phosphorous removal. BioChem’s work on the previous system, (funded by an early PA DEP Growing Greener Grant,) had been successful, so the Township teamed BioChem with its consultant CET Engineering [ www.cet-inc.com ] and its general contractor, Allan Myers [ www.americaninfrastructure.com ] for the plant renewal project.
Abington has now installed an innovative, state-of-the-art, bioprocess intelligent optimizing system [BIOS] at the plant. This system, designed, manufactured and installed by BioChem, employs sophisticated sensors to monitor the plant’s chemistry and biology. BIOS Uses software that is custom fit to the plant, so it automatically calculates optimal settings for the plants key functions –- in real time, so plant operators can improve performance and save electricity used by blowers and pumps. Critical among these functions are control of the dissolved oxygen [DO] levels and the internal recycle rate.
The plant now meets all of the new limits, and has done so with low capital and operating costs, especially in energy. With its precise controls in place, the risk of permit violations is greatly reduced, protecting both Abington’s environment and its ratepayers.
The BioChem BIOS system yields dramatic improvements over previous ‘seat of the pants’ techniques. At a single large plant in Arizona, for example, the system produces energy savings of nearly $250,000 per year, through DO control, and at the same time, discharges cleaner water. The cost of the BIOS is a fraction of that figure. The TOHO Water Authority reports similar results, and now uses less than half its design capacity to meet its requirements. The City of Shanghai, China, is now installing this technology on its 535 MGD plant.
The Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin congratulates BioChem Tech for developing and deploying this timely technology, and Abington Township and its partners for pioneering its use in Pennsylvania. Improvement of our nation’s and region’s wastewater infrastructure is critical and these two awardees are leading the way right here in the Delaware Valley.
Abington has used a BioChem Technology BIOS for years. (see the case study)
Zhengjiang City 2007
To: Shanghai Office, BioChem Technology, Inc.
The completion of the key technology study for the CAST Process Optimization and Control System by your company is awarded the 2nd place for the Technical Achievement of the Zhengjiang City in 2007
TOHO Water Authority Kissimmee, FL
To Whom It May Concern:
TOHO Water Authority (TWA) is a regional provider of water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the City of Kissimmee, Florida and its surrounding areas. Six (6) WWTFs are owned and operated by TWA, each of which produces high quality effluent suitable for public access reuse. Reused water of this quality must meet strict requirements for the removal of organics, solids, nitrogen and pathogens. In terms of treatment, the most difficult of these to achieve is often that for nitrogen.
As an assurance that this requirement will be met, TWO has installed the BIOS, which is designed and manufactured by BioChem Technology, Inc., at its two largest facilities: Sandhill Road WRF in 2006; and South Bermuda WRF in 2005. An additional BIOS is planned for SBWRF Phase 2 Expansion in 2007. Experience with the BIOS has been positive as both the process and equipment have performed well since start-up. TWA would therefore recommend the BIOS for any Waste Water Treatment Facility the desires to optimize nitrogen removal, reduce aeration power or stabilize process performance.
Brian Wheeler, P.E.
Executive Director, TWA