Waste Management – Bethel Landfill
Hampton, VA USA
Type of Plant:
Biowater CFIC® Process
Waste Management owns and operates a municipal landfill which contains leachate contaminated with organic solvents. Discharge permit for the site requires methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) concentration less than 0.75mg/L.
Biowater’s biofilm CFIC® Process has been implemented for the biological degradation of organics. The Biofilm reactor may be operated in two modes: 1. Complete Mix Fixed Film (CMFF®) and 2. Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning (CFIC®). Currently, the discharge does not have to meet a suspended solids limitation. In the event that solids must be clarified, the Biofilm reactor will be operated as a CFIC® process, as it provides treatment and solids capture within the biofilm reactor.
|Parameter||Azverage day conditions|
|Design Flow (Process)||<=10,000 gallons per day|
|Site elevation||100 ft. AMSL, presumed|
Biowater’s biofilm process was successfully started up in mid-February 2014. Performance testing was a success, and the system meets the effluent design criteria. Actual effluent MEK concentration is below the detection level of 0.2mg/L.
|MEK||<0.75 mg/L||<0.20 mg/L|
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