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Canstruct | Water Treatment Plant

Our client, Canstruct chose a custom built surface water treatment plant to produce safe and reliable potable water for human consumption.

Client: Canstruct

Location: Northern Territory

Solution: 40ft containerised Surface Water Treatment System

Industry: Agriculture

 

BACKGROUND

Canstruct are constructing new and upgrading existing facilities to support industry activity that is requiring a suitable water treatment facility to cater for persons on site.

RWTS was successfully awarded the contract to supply a 40ft containerised surface water treatment system to produce safe and reliable potable water for human consumption.

When accessing the design of the surface water treatment plant we took into account some key consideration based on site specific risks and project requirements.

Requirements for the WTP for this application were as follows:

 

  • Variable site loads – load swings and variable quality raw water characteristics
  • Seasonal Variance affecting organic loads, TOC Levels and Algae Levels in raw water supply
  • Upstream Catchment Assessment shows the source water as Category 4
  • Upstream variability in raw water quality including cattle farming – cryptosporidium risk is high.
  • High Protozoa risks associated with the source water combined with the location of the catchment and temperature averages.
  • Indicative raw water test results show an extremely low LSI index (corrosive Index rating) resulting in the design requiring remineralisation as an addition to the primary process requirement.
  • 20 year design life with an acceptable ongoing cost

THE RWTS SOLUTION

CUSTOM BUILT WATER TREATMENT PLANT

RWTS designed and constructed a surface water treatment plant with a nominated design flow rate to provide a minimum of 75,000 litres per day.

The nominated recovery range for this system was 85% – with a worst case expected recovery during very high solids loading periods of 55%.

Raw water required for the 20 kl per day potable water was between 88,500 litres per day minimum and as high as 136,000 litres per day – depending on raw water quality.

There was several stages of the water treatment process implemented into the design and construction of this customize water treatment plant including;

 

  • Stage One – Chemical Dosing
  • Stage Two- AFM Media Filtration
  • Stage Three – Ultrafiltration
  • Stage Four – GAC Carbon Media Filtration
  • Stage Five – Ultraviolet Disinfection Post Filtration
  • Stage Six – Calcite Media Remineralisation Filtration
  • Stage Seven – Chlorine Dosing For Disinfection Post Filtration
  • Stage Eight – Chlorine Dosing And Ph Correction For Treated Water Storage Facility

 

OVERVIEW OF DESIGN AND SYSTEM FITOUT

The following key summary points outline the fitout of the system:

 

  • Electrical Control Panel/Switchboard – Exceeds AS 3000 Requirement
  • Custom Fabricated 40 Foot Container Based Building with Air Conditioning, Vinyl Flooring, Fridge Panel 50 mm Thick Insulation Panel Lined Internal Roof and Walls for Temperature Control.
  • Allen Bradley Micro-logix series PLC and Colour 10 inch HMI Screen Interface
  • Remote Dial In and SMS out E-Won Cosy Modem Platform for remote assistance support and alarm notifications.
  • Industry Standard high quality electrical components such as Schnieder, Hager and Finder.
  • 415 volt/240 volt segregated from 24 volt compartment
  • Overloads and Circuit breakers accessible from safe outer door to internal retainer door mounted position – no exposed terminals
  • Earth Leakage to AS 3500.
  • External Building Colour of clients choice

The water treatment system included a Grundfos CRIE15 Series duplex multistage pump set complete with variable speed drive motors. A PID Pressure targeting software control via an Allen Bradley PLC/HMI package was installed.

The pump set was sized to ensure each pump delivered 15l/sec @40 mtrs delivery head, allowing a duty standby control methodology, which allowed a final duty achieved of 10 ltrs second at 400 kpa.

A flow meter was installed on the treated water delivery line out of the system to monitor discharge flows. This would ensure the data logging of usage volumes and peak flows as well as ensuring if there were any issues an alarm would be triggered to alert operations immediately.

Results:

There was significant consideration into the site-specific risks for treatment and delivery in design and construction to ensure the final filtered and disinfected water in potable water storage complied with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG).

RWTS delivered a potable water treatment plant that provided a daily minimum of 75,000 litres of safe and reliable potable water for human consumption.

The water treatment system was designed and fabricated in a transportable/semi-permanent or permanent installation arrangement to provide continuous service with the required maintenance for a 20 year life expectancy.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a water treatment system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your waste water issues and how we can help.

Tropical Waste | Waste Water Treatment System

Our client, Tropical Waste chose the Ecofarmer 250 flagship waste water treatment plant to treat their onsite waste water issues.

Client: Tropical Waste

Location: Northern Queensland

Solution: Ecofarmer 250

Industry: Industrial Waste

 

BACKGROUND

Tropical Waste Services are a North Queensland waste handling carter that remove septic systems from surrounding townships. A localised Ecofarmer unit was designed and built to treat waste water fluid to be released back into the council sewer.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

ECOFARMER 250 – WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

The 250 Ecofarmer waste water treatment system was designed and fabricated to ensure only quality treated effluent was released in accordance to water compliance. In addition RWTS are providing continuous service and maintenance to ensure a minimum of 20 years life expectancy.

When designing a waste water treatment system, hydraulic and organic loadings must be fixed as a basis for design. The wastewater treatment system is then sized according to this basis and the effluent standard requirements. This 250 Ecofarmer sewage treatment plant has been designed in this manner. Failure to observe the hydraulic and organic loadings may result in the discharge of effluent that does not meet the required council standards. If the loadings are not exceeded (and upstream management and servicing procedures are adequate) the treatment plant will produce a high quality secondary treated effluent. Our solution ensures only quality treated effluent stream for water compliance.

Results:

Stringent Queensland council approval and design process was completed to allow release to council sewer.

Waste water treatment and dispersal of final effluent met.

RWTS structurally engineered containerised plug and play Ecofarmer system was installed with in 5 days of mobilisation. The system is backed by RWTS remote dial in logging platform to allow our staff to maintain and record plant parameters from our Brisbane based office assisting our clients site operations.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a waste water treatment system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your waste water issues and how we can help.

Griffith University Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System

RWTS was successfully awarded a contract at Griffith University to deliver a Reverse Osmosis water treatment system to supply demineralised water to the lab sinks at a nominated flow rate.

Client: Griffith University

Location: Brisbane

Solution: Reverse Osmosis water treatment system

Industry: School

 

BACKGROUND

Griffith University recently constructed a high end laboratory in their new state of the art ‘Aviation Building’. Griffith University required purified water for cooling, cleaning and sampling and testing requirements, within these laboratories.

RWTS were successfully awarded the contracted portion to supply a suitably design two pass Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment system, with prefiltration and loop line disinfection to supply demineralised water to the laboratory sinks at a nominated flow rate.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

The Griffith University reverse osmosis and demin polishing system uses RO technology to remove dissolved salts from a suitable raw water source.

The system designed and built for Griffith University is configured specifically for slightly variable raw water TDS to accommodate seasonal changes in raw water quality being delivered by Urban Utilities.

The RO water treatment system is designed using a staged approach.

The first stage, “Pre-treatment” removes suspended solids down to 1 micron in size, stripping the total chlorine from the water and removing calcium/magnesium hardness, iron, manganese and aluminium, before the final treated water is fed to the reverse osmosis system for further treatment.

The reverse osmosis water treatment system is a “double pass” system, with the permeate from the first pass sent through a second pass to produce a high quality permeate that is always less than 1 us/cm in quality and typically averages less than 0.5 us/cm.

The last stage of treatment is ultraviolet disinfection combined with mixed bed demineralisation resin, which removes bacteria and trace solutes such as sodium and chloride down to extremely low levels, to produce a treated water quality that is as low as 0.1us/cm in quality.

A water storage tank, a treated water loop delivery pump unit and the required valving and instrumentation completes the delivery of the treated water to the laboratory. In addition multiple outlets are provided a low pressure demineralized water supply at all times by the system.

The Griffith University reverse osmosis system is designed to operate with advanced automatic flux control methodology.

This methodology involves the utilization of automatic modulating valves on the concentrate and recycle streams of the system, flow meters on the concentrate, recycle and permeate streams for flow feedback to the PLC.

The water treatment system automation is controlled through the RWTS proprietary Allen Bradley HMI PLC combined with Bacnet control back to the University BMS system. This system provides accurate and reliable control based on operator adjustable setpoint targets for production and system membrane flux.

Results:

Purified water for cooling, cleaning and sampling and testing requirements within the Griffith University laboratories at a nominated flow rate.

Seamless automation and programming to ensure equipment is easy to operate and maintain, and not fail when the placed under full demand.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your water treatment options for your beer brewery.

Brew Dog | Brewing Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Solution

reverse osmosis ph correction system water treatment facility

RWTS was successfully awarded a contract with international brand name Brew Dog to deliver a Reverse Osmosis water treatment system to ensure quality water for beer production.

Client: Brew Dog

Location: Brisbane

Solution: Reverse Osmosis water treatment system and Industrial Trade Waste Ph correction and screening

Industry: Hospitality

 

BACKGROUND

Brew Dog are an internationally established company, committed to sustainable brewing practices and batching quality beer to sell to market. Since beer is 90% water, it is natural that the quality and composition of the water will have a dramatic impact on the beer’s flavour.

There are three elements of water that will affect the taste of the beer: mineral composition, pH, and alkalinity. The water’s hardness and mineral make-up will impart flavour and influence the fermentation process. The pH encourages enzymatic action in the mix and cultivates the proliferation of yeast during the fermentation stage. Alkalinity creates a buffer to protect the pH from fluctuation throughout the brewing process, making sure bacteria is unable to grow and stripping excess tannic acid from the beer. These three factors are intimately linked and work in tandem to guide the taste and colour of beer production.

Thus Brew Dog wanted a water treatment system that was affordable and easy to install and operate. Our Reverse Osmosis water treatment system appealed because it’s a proven technology to produce high yielding water for beer production and delivering consistent results.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

beer brewery reverse osmosis system

Remote Water Treatment Service designed and constructed a purpose built reverse osmosis water treatment facility with a disinfection process to produce high yielding water for beer production. We also designed and engineered a trade waste facility to conform to strict council regulations on discharge limits imposed. Both systems were electrically and mechanically installed by our inhouse fabrication team. In addition, all functional coding and engineering design software was conducted inhouse using our Allen Bradley platform. To ensure quality assurance our systems were functionally tested onsite and handed over to our client successfully.

Results:

Customised quality working equipment for even better tasting beer whilst environmentally discharging to trade waste ensuring all project deliverables were met.

Quality water for beer production and waste water treatment facility achieving council release targets.

Seamless automation and programming to ensure equipment is easy to operate and maintain, and not fail when the placed under full demand.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your water treatment options for your beer brewery.

Maca Atlas Iron Mining Project – Waste Water Treatment System

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Atlas Iron awarded Maca a contract to carry out open pit mining services at the Corunna Downs iron project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Client: Maca

Location: Pilbara region of Western Australia

Technology implemented: Ecofarmer 50 series wastewater treatment plant

Industry: Mining

 

BACKGROUND

Corunna Downs, which is 100 per cent owned by Atlas Iron, is 33 kilometres south of Marble Bar and close to the iron ore miner’s Mt Webber project. The mine is expected to annually produce four million tonnes of iron ore initially. The life of the mine is expected to be between five and six years, with potential for future expansion as the current ore reserve considers only the above-water table resource.

Remote Water Treatment Services have designed in their custom Ecofarmer fabricated engineered reactor a waste water treatment system to cater for mining administration areas, ideal for low flow scenarios.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

Ecofarmer 50

waste water treatment system

The design known as the Ecofarmer 50 SBR caters for flows as low as 2,000 l – 10,000 l per day, an extremely versatile waste water treatment plant for the demand and environment.

The waste water treatment system takes it’s design and methodology from big brother the Ecofarmer 250, with the main process pump and motors located in the plant room, no moving parts are internal of the reactor allowing for ease of servicing.

The Ecofarmer design offers a treatment process with carbon and alkalinity supplementation dosed through our grundfos dosing platform controlled through the human–machine interface (HMI) ensuring optimal nutrient balancing through low demand periods. The system program looks for the level within the balance chamber automatically adjusting the cyclic nature of the process to achieve the desired aeration/mixing cycles. Further to this we have offered in our base offering a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and Ewon remote modem for remote access into the programmable logic controller (PLC) and Human–Machine Interface (HMI), we can update software remotely and assist site based operators with handling issues that may arise without a call out fee.

Result

A waste water treatment system that caters for mining administration areas and met all council regulations and had a positive impact on the surrounding environment.

RWTS structurally engineered containerised plug and play Ecofarmer system was installed with in 5 days of mobilisation. The system is backed by RWTS remote dial in logging platform to allow our staff to maintain and record plant parameters from our Brisbane based office assisting our clients site operations.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your treatment options.

Black Diamond Project Group – Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The Black Diamond project saw the need for waste water and water treatment to maintain vital village services. RWTS provided a turn key wastewater treatment plant solution to cater for the projects vital needs and requirements.

This landmark project that will capture valuable water in the lower Fitzroy River for use across the region. Providing not only water security, but also growing the agriculture industry and allowing the buy and sell of quality water.

 

Client: Acciona and Black Diamond Group

Location:Fitzroy River, Central Queensland

Technology implemented: Twin train Ecofarmer 250 series wastewater treatment plant

Industry: Agricultural

 

BACKGROUND

Black Diamond Project Group were contracted to construct a workers accommodation village to accommodate 250 workers through the construction phase of the project saw the need for waste water and water treatment to maintain vital village services.

Remote Water Treatment Services were successfully awarded a design and construct project to action a suitable wastewater treatment plant to cater for the Fitzroy River village waste water requirements.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

Ecofarmer 250

RWTS provided a twin train Ecofarmer 250 series wastewater treatment system to cater for the village waste water requirements. We also completed the design and implemented the irrigation field evenly dispersing the treated water over 50 000 m2 through supported wastewater distribution networks.

In addition RWTS provided the potable water treatment system to cater for the village demands, raw water is to be harvested from the lower Fitzroy region and delivered to the raw water storage tanks. As water is required for consumption through the camp the treatment process commences operation passing water through the array of water treatment specialty filtration modules and stored in treated water storage tanks. Water in the treated water storage tanks is continuously recirculated and monitored for Chlorine, Ph, conductivity and turbidity. RWTS also sized and installed the main village reticulation pumps ensuring potable water delivery to the village on demand.

The solution simple, from harvesting raw water to making treated water conforming to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) to then gathering and treating the waste water and dispersing on to land.

As part of RWTS service offering we provided a turn key solution for all our clients project water treatment needs.

Result

Potable water treatment and water reticulation met.

Waste water treatment and dispersal of final effluent met.

RWTS structurally engineered containerised plug and play Ecofarmer system was installed with in 5 days of mobilisation. The system is backed by RWTS remote dial in logging platform to allow our staff to maintain and record plant parameters from our Brisbane based office assisting our clients site operations.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your treatment options.

Heavy Vehicle Wash Bay for Origin Energy

The RWTS heavy vehicle wash bay solution fuses traditional separation, with high end wastewater treatment facility with filtration componentry all supported within the Australian water sector.

 

Client: Origin Energy & Sodexo

Location: Reedy Creek lay down facility

Technology implemented: Heavy Vehicle Wash Bay

Industry: Energy

 

BACKGROUND

Remote Water Treatment Services were successfully awarded a design and construct project to action a suitable wash bay treatment facility that would see the wastewater treated for reuse purposes.

The RWTS system was no ‘off the shelf’ solution, that most other water treatment company’s retail to the market.

Over the past decade we have continually seen so many vehicle wash bay systems underperform in their duty to treat water to an acceptable reuse standard  leaving unsatisfactory and odorous water to wash and rinse whilst more importantly neglecting the impact on human contact.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

HEAVY VEHICLE WASH BAY

The RWTS treatment process included an oversized hydraulic advanced beach pit and sump design separating the initial heavier solids portion – water was then transferred to the designated raw water tanks where pumps continually recirculated and aerated the fluid to prevent stagnant water minimising ordure and keeping particles in suspense  – batched through a Dissolved Air Flotation Process (DAF) with the correct chemistry applied –  treated water was then pumped through a dual set of glass packed media filtration units and then onto treated water storage – treated water was continually recirculated and monitored for turbidity, ph, conductivity and free available chlorine levels. Once the fluid was corrected and in specification it was then released to the hose reels and automated system to begin its cycle.

Although these sound like relatively simple filtration methods, the systems flexibility in design saw an impressive automation and control platform setting it apart from all other systems on the market today.

The heavy vehicle wash bay was programmed and controlled through our sophisticated Allen Bradley software platform with high end analytical instruments used as reference all programmed and calibrated by the RWTS electrical division.

All design work through to factory acceptance testing was completed in house at our RWTS Brisbane facility and completed by our team of professionals.

RESULT

The result saw a bankable wastewater treatment solution offering clean water to the process upon every wash every time.

NEED AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT FAIL?

If you are wanting a system that works all day every day with the ability of remote monitoring, please call one of our friendly engineering team today to discuss your treatment options.

The Advantages of Automation for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Automative predictive maintenance technology allows us to program your plant machines and equipment with sensors that allow you to effectively monitor any issues. Our programmed sensors track critical operational information; like internal pressure, water flow rate and temperature; to alert your operation managers of any damages, wear or impending equipment failure.

Increase Efficiency

Automated wastewater treatment systems are poised to make treatment plants more efficient than ever before. The combination of the remotely accessible equipment and minute-to-minute data visualizations allows for boosted treatment capacity — like remote troubleshooting and maintenance, which will save your plant hours in downtime.

 

Another attractive advantage of programming and automating controls that gather data in wastewater treatment facilities is that your company has the chance to reduce the usage of chemical additives. From monitoring the depth of the sludge bed to fine-tuning the pH of water holding tanks, greater data availability can help reduce expenses and even prolong the life of critical equipment — like basins, filters and chemical pumps — by slowing down or eliminating corrosion.

Predictive diagnostics and maintenance

Automative predictive maintenance technology allows us to program your plant machines and equipment with sensors that allow you to effectively monitor any issues. Our programmed sensors track critical operational information; like internal pressure, water flow rate and temperature; to alert your operation managers of any damages, wear or impending equipment failure.

Increase Efficiency

Automated wastewater treatment systems are poised to make treatment plants more efficient than ever before. The combination of the remotely accessible equipment and minute-to-minute data visualizations allows for boosted treatment capacity — like remote troubleshooting and maintenance, which will save your plant hours in downtime.

 

With access to comprehensive and minute-to-minute plan data, it’s possible to now optimize wastewater plant processes in completely new way. Automation reduces the amount of labour that is generally demanded from water treatment employees as well as boosting plant efficiency, automated wastewater treatment systems can increase the amount of water that can be treated.

Reduced Need for Chemical Additives

Another attractive advantage of programming and automating controls that gather data in wastewater treatment facilities is that your company has the chance to reduce the usage of chemical additives. From monitoring the depth of the sludge bed to fine-tuning the pH of water holding tanks, greater data availability can help reduce expenses and even prolong the life of critical equipment — like basins, filters and chemical pumps — by slowing down or eliminating corrosion.

Predictive diagnostics and maintenance

Automative predictive maintenance technology allows us to program your plant machines and equipment with sensors that allow you to effectively monitor any issues. Our programmed sensors track critical operational information; like internal pressure, water flow rate and temperature; to alert your operation managers of any damages, wear or impending equipment failure.

Increase Efficiency

Automated wastewater treatment systems are poised to make treatment plants more efficient than ever before. The combination of the remotely accessible equipment and minute-to-minute data visualizations allows for boosted treatment capacity — like remote troubleshooting and maintenance, which will save your plant hours in downtime.

 

Similarly, our automated systems can also reduce the amount of water that is lost during the treatment process, saving your companies plants and your operation additional resources.

Constant Access to Data and Ongoing Sampling

In wastewater treatment and other industry processes, “grab sampling” has long been the process operations rely on to achieve data visibility. The problem with this method is that it requires ongoing labour and it only provides a snapshot of conditions when the sample was taken. Programming and automating the sampling process is a more precise way to identify patterns and trends, engage in more meaningful analysis, and make timelier decisions before small problems become bigger ones.

Furthermore automating data isn’t just about collecting more data, it is also about obtaining more qualified data. Our clients can engage remotely online to monitor in real-time, saving the hassle of sending samples to a lab for analysis. Not only will you save time with our automation but also you are guaranteed that the samples will not change in composition between the time the sample is gathered and when it arrives to the lab for processing. 

Increasing treatment capacity

With access to comprehensive and minute-to-minute plan data, it’s possible to now optimize wastewater plant processes in completely new way. Automation reduces the amount of labour that is generally demanded from water treatment employees as well as boosting plant efficiency, automated wastewater treatment systems can increase the amount of water that can be treated.

Reduced Need for Chemical Additives

Another attractive advantage of programming and automating controls that gather data in wastewater treatment facilities is that your company has the chance to reduce the usage of chemical additives. From monitoring the depth of the sludge bed to fine-tuning the pH of water holding tanks, greater data availability can help reduce expenses and even prolong the life of critical equipment — like basins, filters and chemical pumps — by slowing down or eliminating corrosion.

Predictive diagnostics and maintenance

Automative predictive maintenance technology allows us to program your plant machines and equipment with sensors that allow you to effectively monitor any issues. Our programmed sensors track critical operational information; like internal pressure, water flow rate and temperature; to alert your operation managers of any damages, wear or impending equipment failure.

Increase Efficiency

Automated wastewater treatment systems are poised to make treatment plants more efficient than ever before. The combination of the remotely accessible equipment and minute-to-minute data visualizations allows for boosted treatment capacity — like remote troubleshooting and maintenance, which will save your plant hours in downtime.

 

What are the advantages of automation for wastewater treatment plants?

Programming and automation in recent times has become a necessity in wastewater treatment plant solutions. This service is one of the most critical industrial-level activities today when wastewater and water management is concerned. Here are some of the ways this technology is making the process more efficient and cost-effective.

Lower Energy Costs

Not surprisingly, energy use is the single biggest expense for wastewater treatment plants. Programming and automating infrastructure provides one way to reduce energy expenditures associated with a number of critical water treatment processes.

For example the blowers located in holding basins, which keep the water purified. Blowers can account for up to 50% of a water treatment plant’s total energy consumption. Programming and automation can improve cost effectiveness with reducing energy consumption through data collection. Instead of operating the blowers constantly, at a fixed speed, plants can use information about effluent levels in holding basins to apply air and remove solids only when it’s necessary to do so. This reduces energy costs, helps maintain a steady flow and reduces wear and tear on equipment.

Similarly, our automated systems can also reduce the amount of water that is lost during the treatment process, saving your companies plants and your operation additional resources.

Constant Access to Data and Ongoing Sampling

In wastewater treatment and other industry processes, “grab sampling” has long been the process operations rely on to achieve data visibility. The problem with this method is that it requires ongoing labour and it only provides a snapshot of conditions when the sample was taken. Programming and automating the sampling process is a more precise way to identify patterns and trends, engage in more meaningful analysis, and make timelier decisions before small problems become bigger ones.

Furthermore automating data isn’t just about collecting more data, it is also about obtaining more qualified data. Our clients can engage remotely online to monitor in real-time, saving the hassle of sending samples to a lab for analysis. Not only will you save time with our automation but also you are guaranteed that the samples will not change in composition between the time the sample is gathered and when it arrives to the lab for processing. 

Increasing treatment capacity

With access to comprehensive and minute-to-minute plan data, it’s possible to now optimize wastewater plant processes in completely new way. Automation reduces the amount of labour that is generally demanded from water treatment employees as well as boosting plant efficiency, automated wastewater treatment systems can increase the amount of water that can be treated.

Reduced Need for Chemical Additives

Another attractive advantage of programming and automating controls that gather data in wastewater treatment facilities is that your company has the chance to reduce the usage of chemical additives. From monitoring the depth of the sludge bed to fine-tuning the pH of water holding tanks, greater data availability can help reduce expenses and even prolong the life of critical equipment — like basins, filters and chemical pumps — by slowing down or eliminating corrosion.

Predictive diagnostics and maintenance

Automative predictive maintenance technology allows us to program your plant machines and equipment with sensors that allow you to effectively monitor any issues. Our programmed sensors track critical operational information; like internal pressure, water flow rate and temperature; to alert your operation managers of any damages, wear or impending equipment failure.

Increase Efficiency

Automated wastewater treatment systems are poised to make treatment plants more efficient than ever before. The combination of the remotely accessible equipment and minute-to-minute data visualizations allows for boosted treatment capacity — like remote troubleshooting and maintenance, which will save your plant hours in downtime.

 

Engineered waste water treatment plant for the OZ minerals project

RWTS were successfully awarded the head contract to design and construct a suitable engineered waste water treatment plant for the OZ minerals project in Carapateena South Australia.

 

Client: OZ Minerals

Location: Carapateena South Australia

Technology implemented: EcoFarmer 250

Industry: Mining

 

BACKGROUND

The OZ minerals camp design life was for 20 years with a 450 peak manning accommodation and mine services administration facility attached. OZ Minerals required a waste water treatment plant solution to facilitate the accomodation water service needs. The Remote Water Treatment solutions experts designed the arrangement of a containerised Ecofarmer 250 platform. The modular sequence was required to be constructed to accomodate the wastewater for the project over the construction phase into permanent accommodation.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

ECOFARMER 250

To achieve the project scope a centralised johnson wire screened raw sewage drew from the camp. Then screened fluid was transferred to the combined balance holding tank and the sequencing of the SBR trains allowed fluid to enter the biological treatment phase. Treated water chlorinated was dispersed on to the designated land application area. RWTS executed the project within the intended time line and meet all government approvals and certification. South Australia health requirements and submissions strictly state that all tankage must be structurally engineered and process certified. RWTS had the steel fabricated shells engineered and process reviewed certified by third party. RPEQ process engineering team, used sophisticated modelling software to achieve a suitable final effluent stream.

 

RESULTS

All equipment and hardware used on the project was of high standard and supported in the Australian markets giving RWTS clients the peace of mind that the equipment is built and deigned to the highest of standards.

Looking for a waste water treatment plant solution, call us today for assistance.

Engineered water treatment system for the township of Linville: SEQWater

RWTS were subcontracted by SEQWater to design and manufacture a engineered water treatment system for the township of Linville. 

 

Client: Practical Engineering and SEQwater

Location: Linville municipal water treatment plant

Technology implemented: Engineered water treatment system for the township of Linville

Industry: Infrastructure

 

BACKGROUND

Due to the 2013 floods and changes in raw water from the Bores supplying the original Linville Water Treatment System, the Linville township potable quality of water could not be guaranteed. As a consequence of the environmental changes that were affecting the Linville township water quality the original water treatment system needed to be decommissioned. In the past seven years as an interim solution the potable water from Kilcoy Potable Water Treatment Plant was trucked in and pumped into the town reservoir which serviced the town requirements. This was not going to be sustainable in the long run and thus RWTS was engaged to provide a water treatment solution to meet the township long term needs and requirements.

CHALLENGES

Due to the non release site, a minimal waste water was being generated; which resulted in common back washable filter types not being a viable option.

THE RWTS SOLUTION

FILTRATION | ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION SYSTEM

RWTS partnered with Practical Engineering – a specialist project team who were given the opportunity to construct a purpose designed and engineered water treatment facility and compound. The Water treatment process required by SEQwater had strict specifications and needed to meet a specific virus and protozoa log reduction through various forms of treatment application and disinfection packages.

RWTS proposed a validated absolute replaceable cartridge filtration process with no backwashing requirement, validated Ultraviolet Disinfection System treatment and residual chlorine disinfection equipment. SEQwater process engineers agreed to the proposed process offered and the design was signed off as a viable solution for the township of Linville. RWTS was engaged and responsible for the turn key water treatment process, procurement, engineering, installation, commissioning and operator training hand over package to client.

Work commenced in late 2019 and was successfully completed in April 2020 after extensive performance testing was completed over a period of 6 weeks.

RESULTS

The Linville township was successfully supplied by RWTS with treated potable water via a custom designed turn-key potable water treatment system. The  water treatment system RWTS implemented provided a high quality potable water source conforming to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines standards and strict guidelines outlined by the utility provider SEQwater.

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