TREATMENT PLANT MODERNIZATION: CITY OF THE AKRON’S ATTEMPT TO MEET THE TURBIDITY REGULATIONS OF THE EPA

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The KGF piping system technology and the unique approach of the system to the business is an essential part of the Akron’s plant enhancement plans.

The Akron city is the 5th largest city in U.S. the state of the Ohio and running all along to the River Little Cuyahoga that is situated in the Great Lakes area.

There have been more than the 300,000 customers all through the Akron city and the adjacent societies those have been served with the help of the century old city’s treatment facility and it regularly functions at approximately 35 MGD.

The system has been running until now from the past hundred years and it has been serving a huge number of the customers throughout the Akron city. The old treatment plant of the city is functioning on the routine basis from its development time and now, the attempt to modernize the old treatment plan is there by the Akron city.

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The huge treatment plant of the city of Akron is covering a huge 1200 miles of the distribution piping and the several procedures together with the chlorine contact, pre-screening, flocculation, rapid mixing, sedimentation and the pre-oxidation.

There are 25 exclusive rapid filters for sand in which the treated water is distributed before receiving the finishing chemical addition.

The turbidity regulations by the EPA was revised in the year 2012 by the EPA and that revision by the EPA required the city of Akron to minimize the city’s 95 percent of the compliance level of turbidity from the 0.3 to the 0.15 NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Units), the decline of the joint turbidity of the 50 percent.

Further, the city of Akron was needed to be in a position to maintain the 95 % of the compliance of the 0.15 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) on each one of 25 sole filters. That is an innovative regulation by the EPA that has never been put into practice before.

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