EnviroMix and Warren, Michigan
EnviroMix technology will be utilized as part of an
energy savings performance contract (ESPC)
with the City of Warren, Michigan,
at the Warren Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The 36 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility
will be upgraded to provide a biological phosphorus removal
(BPR) process in lieu of the existing chemical phosphorus removal.
EnviroMix technology involves mixing
anoxic and anaerobic biological treatment cells
within the current footprint of the operating process.
The BioMix system is expected to be operational
during the second quarter, 2014.
The solution offered by EnviroMix reduced capital
and installation costs and will also reduce
the load to 15 horsepower.
Phosphorus expelled in wastewater leads to
algal blooming, excessive aguatic growth and oxygen depletion.
They are classified in the phyla:
diatoms, chlorophyta, euglenophyta, dinoflagellata,
chrysophyta, phaeophyta, rhodophyta
Algae are often referred to as plant-like organisms
but do not have true roots, stems, leaves, vascular tissue.
Algae have chlorophyll and can manufacture their own food
through the process of photosynthesis.