The Varcor is also able to accept biosolids from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to improve quality and reduce transportation costs. These sites can be co-located at municipal wastewater treatment plants to economically expand the solids treatment of the plant or act as a separate site that accepts material from WWTPs at a contracted rate. Because the Varcor can directly treat primary, secondary, tertiary, and/or digested sludge streams, its implementation could replace and/or enhance existing equipment at WWTPs such as thickeners, belt presses, centrifuges, flocculant systems, and even anaerobic digesters and boilers/heat exchangers. In addition to its benefits for solids treatment, the use of the Varcor can reduce costs on the water treatment as well by minimizing the need for additional retention time and the energy costs of aeration due to the Varcor’s ability to transform the material to a Class A biosolid. Furthermore, by generating dry Class A biosolids, the downstream solids disposal costs could be reduced dramatically. The scalability and modularity of the technology allow it to adjust to a wide range of flow rates for different contexts.
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Uses a patented process that removes ammonia from the liquid input stream and concentrates it into a 20% aqueous solution, resulting in an extremely effective method for solving nitrogen loading problems within a WWTP.
Based upon a thermal system that is not susceptible to biological or chemical upset conditions requiring long process recovery times. This makes the unit highly versatile and allows it to be integrated into WWTPs with varied processes and equipment. The benefits of this scalable system are robust to changes in the waste stream composition and volume.
Allows WWTPs to easily add septage processing or take existing septage processing offline to ease loading with no improvements to their primary treatment systems. Adding septage capabilities would provide a public service to the community while creating an additional revenue stream for the WWTP.
Produces Class A biosolids that significantly reduce disposal transportation costs. Their high solids content reduces unnecessary transportation volume caused by the typical large quantities of water, which decreases the number of trucks and/or frequency of trips required for disposal. In addition, Class A biosolids offer land application flexibility so that each trip can be shorter in duration.
FLEXIBLE IMPLEMENTATION OPTIONS
ADAPTABLE TO VARIOUS EQUIPMENT SITUATIONS
FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS, THE VARCOR CAN REPLACE OTHER SOLIDS PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
OR, FOR EXISTING INSTALLATIONS, THE VARCOR CAN COEXIST AND INTEGRATE WITH OTHER SOLIDS PROCESSING EQUIPMENT