Performance of wastewater treatment is heavily influenced by the steadiness and predictability of the influent flow. Local level-based control of pumping stations of the transport system can cause peak flows and loads to the treatment plant. Especially during rain-weather flow conditions. Furthermore, the amount of energy and chemicals required to achieve a desired effluent quality is dependent on the quantity and composition of the inflow of wastewater to the treatment plant.
Aquasuite FLOW from Royal HaskoningDHV has a predictive controller to optimise flow to the wastewater treatment plant. Moreover, Aquasuite PURE is a system for optimising nutrient removal and the energy and chemical usage of a wastewater treatment process. The result? Calmer networks, better effluent quality and less energy consumption.
About Water Authority Vallei en Veluwe
Water Authority Vallei en Veluwe looks after 16 wastewater treatment plants, processing 340 million litres of wastewater every day, the equivalent of 2.2 million baths of water daily. The plants are located in Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Bennekom, Brummen Ede, Elburg, Epe, Hattem, Harderwijk, Heerde, Nijkerk, Renkum, Soest, Terwolde, Veenendaal and Woudenberg. The company aims to be sustainable by 2050, by drawing all its energy from renewable sources, including water, wind and solar power. Water Authority Vallei and Veluwe is always looking for innovative treatment solutions and constantly works to improve surface water quality for the benefit of the environment. Also, the increased extraction of energy and raw materials from the sludge is one of the major improvements.