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Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France

For the refurbishment of a water treatment plant, an ion exchange carbonate removal unit was implemented. The regeneration of the ion exchange resins involved in the process required hydrochloric acid. A few months after commissioning, failure of one of the two hydrochloric acid dosing pumps resulted in a serious discharge of hydrochloric acid into the plant. This led to irreversible damages to the newly refurbished plant. It was finally decided to build a new plant on the same site and to deconstruct the existing one. Source


Boisson J.,IRH Ingenieur Conseil | Humbel X.,IRH Ingenieur Conseil | Pottecher G.,Groupe IRH Environnement | Fassauer B.,FhG IKTS Allemagne | And 2 more authors.
Eau, l'INDUSTRIE, les Nuisances | Year: 2010

The study presented here has taken place in the light of a LIFE Environment project directed by the Water and Waste Water Service of Angers Loire Metropole. The treatment of a part stream of recycled sludge (Waste water treatment plants of 6300 population equivalents) has reduced sludge production by about 26 %. The treatment by ultrasounds seems to have no impact on the water treatment performance, on the quality of thickened sludge, neither on the direct emission of greenhouse gases. The only exception is a decrease of the treatment performance of phosphorus. The treatment is not valuable from an economical point for this small waste water treatment plant with low sludge handling costs (10 /ton). Extrapolation of the results show that after some modifications, the process could be economically feasible for waste water treatment plants with a sizee ≥ 100 000 population equivalent and with final sludge eliminution costs > 11 /ton (DM 20%). If a digestor is present, it is preferable to apply ultrasounds to the sludge file in order to increase biogas production. This final application has proved itself all over the world (Hein, 2008; Nickel, 2008). Source


Gobert A.,IRH Ingenieur Conseil | Pottecher G.,IRH Ingenieur Conseil | Deberles F.,Veolia | Ravenel H.,Meteo - France | Genin N.,Syndicat Mixte pour lAssainissement de lAgglomeration Granvillaise SMAAG
Techniques - Sciences - Methodes | Year: 2010

The Mareclean project includes the implementation of active management of the sewerage system of the Granville urban area. The sewerage system contains seven basins situated at the overflow of the main pumping stations. The objective of the project is to optimise the use of storage capacities by a centralised control of the pumps. The approach has been tested on four basins during summer 2009. The partners of the Mareclean project involved in this « active management » are Veolia Eau, Météo-France and IRH. The active management consists of real time testing of different management strategies (on/off for each pump) by means of hydraulic modelling. The scenarios are evaluated by the volume of the overflow in combination with a coefficient taking into account the variable sensibility of the bathing water according to the emplacement of the outlet. The best strategy is then applied for the coming hour. Data and instructions are updated every 15 minutes. The model integrates real time data of MétéoFrance: Antilope, hourly water layer with a kilometric resolution, and PIPEC, prevision of the precipitation during periods of 5 minutes for the coming hour. The model is also receiving real time data from the remote processing system (water level, rainfall, flow rates). The real time management has been tested on four basins selected for their hydraulic pertinence and for the relative facility to put in place the control system. The control system is composed of telecommunication material, local automates and the software for remote processing (Lerne). Source


Choosing the pipe diameter for better cost-effectiveness is one of the inputs to financkdly and technically optimising the water pumping and supply process. But this so-called "cost-effective" diameter may vary greatly according to certain project constraints, other than simply the rate of flow and suction lift. Amongst such parameters to be accounted for are the possible evolution of rugosity, the status and future prospects of demand plus the network-related constraints. Source

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