Atlas Copco Compressors will exhibit innovative low pressure blower technology at the 2016 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). The wastewater industry’s flagship tradeshow will take place from Sept. 24-28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Atlas Copco will be located at booth No. 3641 and will showcase the ZS range of oil-free screw blowers ideal for the wastewater industry. Representatives will be available at the booth from Sept. 26-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss blower technology. Representatives will conduct presentations on the new technology during a hospitality events on Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Atlas Copco booth. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Atlas Copco offers a comprehensive range of blower technologies for the wastewater industry, including the ZS series and their range of energy efficient high-speed turbo blowers. With energy efficiency 40 percent higher than tri-lobe blowers, the ZS range of blowers complies with ISO 8573-1 Class Zero certification for 100 percent oil-free air, completely eliminating the risk of oil contamination.
Bacteria are a key part of the wastewater treatment process. These bacteria feed on organic waste, turning it into carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water. Oxygen is a necessary part of this process, so large quantities of air are blown into aeration tanks. Digester gas, another byproduct of the bacterial process, can be improved and compressed to generate electricity. This can be a cost-effective measure, as air and gas blowers typically represent up to 70 percent of the total electricity costs at water treatment facilities. Facilities that incorporate the latest technologies are able to reduce these costs by an average of 30 percent.
In addition to wastewater treatment, other industries with blower applications that can benefit from the latest energy saving technologies include pneumatic conveying, power generation, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, pulp and paper, textiles, cement and general manufacturing.