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  • Brought to you by: September 2011 Magnetic Ballast Clarification (MBC) S AMARITAN W ATER
    • History and accomplishments
    • Technology description
    • Technology advantages and comparisons
    • Business approach
    • Applications
    • Metal precipitants
    • Future developments
    Table of Contents
  • History
    • Company formed in 1995
    • Produced specialty metal precipitants
    • Developed Magnetic Ballast Clarification (MBC) in 2002
    • Contracted with Siemens in 2005
    • Licensed technology to Veolia in 2007
    • Started developing distribution network in 2008
    • Holds six MBC water treatment patents
  • Accomplishments
    • Nine years of industrial operation without any violations
    • Siemens evaluated and offered to buy technology
    • Veolia evaluated and purchased an exclusive license
    • Manufactured a commercial unit and installed in an industrial operation to remove phosphorus and algae
    • Designing system for a cooling tower application at a pharmaceutical plant
    • Created network of distributors in twelve states
  • What is MBC?
    • Same as ballast clarification but sand is replaced with magnetite.
    • Polymer attaches fine suspended solids to magnetite to form a magnetic floc.
    • The magnetic floc is removed from the water either by gravity or with powerful rare earth permanent magnets.
    • The magnetite is cleaned by a mechanical shearing action and returned to the system for reuse.
  • What is Magnetite?
    • Magnetite is a fully oxidized form of iron (Fe304)
    • Magnetite is very dense (Magnetite Sp.G.= 5.2; Sand Sp.G. = 2.7)
    • Magnetite is ferromagnetic and strongly attracted to a magnet
    • Magnetite is non-toxic and commonly found in the environment
  • Proven Technology
    • Magnetic seeding and separation technology was developed over 30 years ago to treat drinking water in Australia and now is being used in Europe.
    • Magnetic seeding and separation technology is now being used to remove phosphorus from municipal wastewater in New England.
    • MBCTM :
      • Has been used to remove heavy metals from an industrial facility effluent for over eight years with not a single violation.
      • Has been field tested at a municipal WWTP to remove phosphorus and to increase treatment capacity
      • Is in operation at a non-woven plant owned by the largest non-woven company in the world to remove phosphorus
      • Has been selected by one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world to remove phosphorus from their cooling tower.
  • Technology Description
    • Suspended solids are attached to magnetite with a flocculating polymer to form a magnetic floc.
    • The magnetic floc is removed by gravity or magnetically with permanent magnets.
    • The magnetite is cleaned and returned for reuse.
  • Magnetic Ballast Clarifier
  • Metro Circuits Unit
  • MagSep Advantages
    • Smallest size
    • High water quality
    • Low capital cost
    • Low operating cost
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Low maintenance
    • Low electrical usage
    • Low waste
    • Rapid startup and shutdown
    • No fouling or floating floc
    • Full turndown capability
    • Low pressure drop
  • Size and Waste Advantage Size Waste
  • MagSep Test Results Water Source Aluminum Anodizing Metal Finishing Metal Finishing Surface Water Surface Water Phosphate Removal Softening Municipal Mixed Liquor Initial TTS (ppm) 696 607 1177 150 151 350 850 3025 Final TTS (ppm) 9 1 5 2 5 3 7 6 % Reduction 98.7 99.8 99.6 98.7 96.7 99.1 99.2 99.8 Data Source: Siemens laboratory test results
  • Competing Technologies
    • Sirofloc
    • Comag
    • Biomag
    • BioACTIFLO
    Magnetic Technologies Non-Magnetic Technologies
    • Gravity clarifier/sand filter
    • Membranes
    • Dissolved air flotation
    • Ballast clarification (Actiflo)
    • High density clarifier (Densadeg)
    • Vortex separators
  • MagSep
  • Bio MagSep
  • Sirofloc
  • CoMag
  • CoMag
  • BioMag
  • BioMag Results MLSS >10,000 mg/l Clarifier Solids Loading >90lb/day-ft 2 SVI < 40 mg/l BOD 5 <2 mg/l TSS <5 mg/l NH 3 -N ND Total Nitrogen < 5mg/l Total Phosphorus <0.1 mg/l Ortho Phosphate <0.05 mg/l Turbidity <0.5 NTU
  • Advantages Over Sirofloc
    • Smaller size
    • Lower capital cost
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • No use of cleaning chemicals
    • Lower electrical usage
    • Faster startup time
    • Less waste
  • Advantages Over CoMag
    • Smaller size
    • Lower capital cost
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Higher solids limits
    • Lower electrical usage
    • Less waste
    • No chemical cleaning or flow interruption
    • More rapid startup
  • Advantages Over BioMag
    • Smaller size
    • Lower capital cost
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Higher solids limits
    • Lower electrical usage
    • Less waste
    • No magnetite in aeration basin
    • More rapid startup
  • Advantages Over Gravity Clarifier/Sand Filter
    • Smaller size (one system replaces two)
    • Lower capital cost
    • No filter clogging or fouling
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Lower maintenance
    • Lower electrical usage
    • No floc floating
  • Advantages Over Membranes
    • Smaller size
    • Lower capital cost
    • No fouling or scaling
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Lower maintenance
    • Lower electrical usage
    • No chemical cleaning
    • More rapid startup time
  • Advantages over DAF
    • Smaller size
    • Better water quality
    • Lower capital cost
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Lower maintenance
    • Lower electrical usage
  • Advantages Over Actiflo
    • Smaller size
    • Lower capital cost
    • Lower chemical use
    • Less complicated design and operation
    • Lower maintenance
    • Lower electrical usage
    • Less waste
    • More rapid startup time
  • Actiflo
  • Advantages Over Densadeg
    • Smaller size
    • Lower capital cost
    • Better water quality
    • More rapid startup
  • Densadeg
  • Advantages Over Vortex Separators
    • Higher water quality
    • Less space
    • Higher solids loading
  • Water Treatment Applications
    • Industrial wastewater
    • Landfill leachate treatment
    • Mining and hydrofracking
    • Utilities
    • Food industry
    • Marine
    • Cooling water
    • Process water
    • Groundwater
    • Municipal
      • Wastewater
      • Storm water/CSO
      • Drinking water
  • Industrial
    • Biological treatment
    • Water clarification
    • Cooling water applications
    • Stormwater treatment
    • Makeup process water
    • Phosphorus removal
  • Landfills
    • Onsite leachate treatment
    • Increase methane production
    • Speed landfill stabilization
    • Manage water balance
    • Treat stormwater
    • Manage outlets for recyclables
    • Use landfill to effectively treat:
      • Biowastes
      • Industrial wastewater
  • Mining and Hydrofracking
    • Acid mine drainage treatment
    • Heavy metal removal
    • Stormwater runoff treatment
    • Mining water clarification
    • Hydrofrack water treatment
  • Utility
    • Cooling tower treatment
    • Ash pond TSS and heavy metal treatment
    • Coal pile and stormwater runoff treatment
    • Flue gas desulfurization treatment
    • Packaged biological treatment systems
  • Food Industry
    • Wastewater biological treatment
    • Cooling tower treatment
    • Makeup water
    • Sanitary waste treatment
    • Drinking water
  • Marine
    • Ballast treatment
    • Bilge water treatment
    • Dredge water treatment
    • Sanitary waste treatment
    • Shipyard stormwater
  • Agriculture
    • Animal wastewater treatment
    • Stormwater treatment
  • Municipal WWTP
    • Double capacity without increasing footprint
    • Reduce sludge quantities by over 50%
    • Double methane production
    • Remove sidestream nutrients
    • Polish out phosphorus
    • Upstream treatment to reduce plant load
    • Clarifies filamentous and anaerobic bacteria
  • Municipal Applications
    • An inline MBC is installed in the aeration basin and performs three functions which increases the treatment capacity 2-3 fold by reducing the solids loading on the clarifier, increasing the settling ability of the MLSS in the clarifier, and increasing the concentration of MLSS in the aeration basin to increase the biological treatment capacity of the system.
    • A MBC is installed after the secondary clarifier to remove phosphate that is precipitated by the addition of an aluminum or iron salt. Multipoint addition of the metal salts will improve the removal of phosphate to meet the strictest limits (0.1-0.5 ppm) presently being enforced. The optimum addition points are after the aeration basin and before the MBC.
    • In extreme wet weather conditions where CSO or SSO flow exceeds the capacity of the plant, the MBC can be placed in a position to clarify bypassed flow with clarification followed by disinfection. It can also be used to provide redundant capacity for MBC.
    • The anaerobic treatment of sludge releases large amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus that has to be returned to the treatment works for processing. This places a large load on the treatment works. This load can be reduced by the addition of magnesium to recipitate struvite. This requires the use of a MBC to remove the struvite.
  • Stormwater
    • High flow rates
    • Inline urban water treatment
    • Rapid startup and shutdown
    • CSO/SSO treatment
    • Heavy metal removal
    • Low chemical usage
    • Oil and grease removal
    • Floatable solids separation
    • SMART pond treatment
  • Drinking Water
    • Emergency response mobile units
    • Small community systems
    • Arsenic and heavy metal removal
    • Home systems
    • Reduced chemical usage
    • Minimum waste generation
  • Business Advantages
    • Comprehensive business offering
      • Specialty chemicals
      • Proprietary treatment technology
      • Operating services
      • Engineering and consulting
      • Sludge management
    • Low cost technology
    • Smallest footprint for retrofit
    • Exceptional customer service
    • Favorable lease arrangement
  • Business Opportunity for MBC
    • Technology is new and innovative
    • Highly profitable lease model
    • Significant technological advantages
    • Right time for green technologies
    • Few market barriers
    • Residual income from multiple profit centers
    • Proven technology with 9 years experience
    • Large diverse market
  • Comprehensive Program
  • Sludge Management
    • Sludge minimization
    • Resource recovery
    • Sludge quality improvement
    • Hazardous waste exemption
  • Proprietary Metal Precipitants
    • Low cost
    • Low heavy metals levels
    • Low toxic gas emissions
    • Wide pH application
    • Low sludge generation
    • Low toxicity
    • Low fouling to membranes
  • Future Developments
    • Magnetic adsorbents to remove endocrine disrupting compounds, disinfection byproducts, pharmaceuticals, and toxic organics
    • System to remove nutrients from municipal WWTP side-streams through struvite precipitation
    • Sludge processing system to replace expensive carbon sources for BNR wastewater treatment systems
    • Inline system to treat high flow rates in a pipeline
    • Landfill leachate treatment system using MBCTM to enhance biological treatment
    • Scaled up unit to treat 2000-3000 gpm in a single mobile unit
  • MBC Inline
  • High Rate MBC
  • Videos – MBC in Action
    • MBC - Algae Clarification demonstrated in Lab Test
    • MBC – Stormwater Clarification demonstrated in Lab Test
    • MBC - Coal Mine Wastewater Clarification in the Field
    • MBC - Stormwater Clarification in the Field
    • To access above videos, highlight text, right click and open hyperlink.