Our solutions
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Solutions
Industries
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Aerospace
Industries
Aerospace
Aerospace
Aerospace
Aerospace
Foundries & Metal Fabrication
Industries
Products
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Products
Products
Products
Products
Products
Products
Products
Products
Service
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Service
Atlas Copco service solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Power Equipment
Solutions
Products
Power Equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Products
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Light construction and demolition equipment
Atlas Copco Rental
Solutions
Industries served
Resources
Atlas Copco Rental
Resources
Products and solutions
Solutions
Air compressors
Products and solutions
Oil-lubricated air compressors
Air dryers
Products and solutions
Desiccant air dryers
Refrigerated air dryers
Products and solutions
Products and solutions
Gas generator
Products and solutions
Applications
Products and solutions
Products and solutions
Products and solutions
Products and solutions
Assembly tools and solutions
Products and solutions
Assembly tools and solutions
Controller floor stands & frames
Electric assembly tools
Error proofing solutions
Assembly tools and solutions
Error proofing solutions
Pneumatic assembly tools
Assembly tools and solutions
Pneumatic assembly tools
Pneumatic assembly tools
Quality assurance in tightening
Assembly tools and solutions
Quality assurance in tightening
Quality assurance in tightening
Quality assurance in tightening
Workplace solutions & automation
Assembly tools and solutions
Workplace solutions & automation
Material removal tools
Products and solutions
Material removal tools
Material removal tools
Material removal tools
Percussive tools
Material removal tools
Percussive tools
Material removal tools
Riveting systems
Material removal tools
Riveting systems
Material removal tools
Service
Products and solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Service
Atlas Copco service solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Atlas Copco service solutions
Light construction & demolition equipment
Products and solutions
Light construction & demolition equipment
Light construction & demolition equipment
Light construction & demolition equipment
Hammers
Light construction & demolition equipment
Light construction & demolition equipment
Light construction & demolition equipment
Light construction & demolition equipment
Mobile air compressors
Products and solutions
Products and solutions
Products and solutions
Industries served

Anaerobic Digestion

Biological waste and the sludge from wastewater treatment processes is treated via a process called anaerobic digestion.

Get in Touch

What is Anaerobic Digestion? Anaerobic digestion is used to treat the sludge created by the wastewater treatment process, as well as other biological waste. By definition, anaerobic digestion does not use air; instead, a series of microorganisms break down solid waste into methane and carbon dioxide gas, in addition to nitrogen, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide in smaller quantities.

Did You Know? The biogas created by wastewater treatment processes can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. This is why once the biogas is extracted from the reactor, it is either flared to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or is treated in a series of filters before being injected into a generator. 

However, biogas can also be extremely helpful! For example, when injected into a generator, the biogas can be used for on-site electricity and heat generation, also known as a cogeneration system. Depending on the composition and amount of waste in the digester, this process can produce a substantial amount of energy that can be used for plant operations. This is very similar to heat recovery used in compressed air systems.

Port Washington WWTP - exterior shot of facility.

Aeration Technologies for Anaerobic Digestion

Atlas Copco offers seven different blower and aeration technologies for wastewater and industrial applications. We fit the absolute best technology to you – no favoritism involved. Having a complete range means that the technology we select for you will be the most efficient product for your application over the cost of its lifetime, when you factor the cost of purchase, electricity usage, and service (downtime) costs. What’s more? We have the calculators to show you the complete payback analysis before you even part with one dollar.

Atlas Copco innovates in all aspects of compressed air and gas production. Our promise to you is we do more. What does that mean? Simply, we go further and deeper in every aspect of our offering to you and that promise extends way beyond just products. With a presence across the entire United States, and over 350 technicians on the road every day, Atlas Copco specializes in finding ways to make your wastewater and industrial processes more efficient. 

Aeration Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

Additional Wastewater Treatment Applications