By Tom Jenkins

Aeration Control System Design

A Practical Guide to Energy and Process Optimization

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Chapter Author of WEF Manual of Practice No. 32:

Energy Conservation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Chapter 9, Blowers. Continue to view a description of book and table of contents.

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Co-Editor of “Introduction to Water Resource Recovery Facility Design”

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Articles from "Blower and Vacuum Best Practices"

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Titles Links
The Basics of Aeration Control Valves – Part 1 - July 2019 Read more
Brown and Caldwell: Tackling Wastewater Aeration Challenges Read more
Efficiency: An Invaluable Parameter for Vetting Aeration Blowers, April 2019 Read more
Pay Close Attention to Turndown to Achieve Blower System Optimization, February 2019 Read more
Calculating Most-Open-Valve Aeration Control, January 2019 Read more
Proper Blower System Design for Variable Wastewater Depth Processes, January 2019 Read more
Aeration Blower Control Efficiency, July 2018 Read more
Blower Requirements with DO Control, October 2017 Read more
Aeration Blower Turndown, October 2017 Read more
Aeration Blower Requirements, October 2017 Read more

Other Magazine Articles

Three-part series on pump station design, Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine: Links
Flow, Pressure and Pump Performance, June 2016 Read more
Pump Station Wet Wells vs. Dry Wells, July 2016 Read more
Maximize Pump Station Efficiency, August 2016 Read more
Other Titles Links
Water Forum: Cut blower energy 10% with VFDs, Control Global, November 2015 Read more
Revitalizing Old Aeration Blowers with VFDs, Treatment Plant Operator, October 2015 Read more
A Mix of Cultures: Kent County DE, Treatment Plant Operator, October 2009 Read more
Retrofitting VFD motors at a waste water treatment plant, EC&M Magazine, July 1999 Read more

Miscellaneous publications

More than Energy Saved: Des Moines WRA Improves Reliability with Medium Voltage Drives, White Paper for ABB, February 2015, PDF Only

Beloit Gets Fast Payback, White Paper for ABB, April 2012, PDF Only

Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment-Facilities, EPA 832-R-10-005, September 2010 PDF Only

Evaluating and Comparing Aeration Blower Power Requirements, WEFTEC 07 #113, October 2007 PDF Only

Optimizing aeration energy in wastewater treatment, World Water Magazine, May/June 2008 PDF Only

Rethinking Conventional Wisdom, WE&T Water Environment and Technology, November 2005, PDF Only