ITT Corp., a global leader in the transport and treatment of water and wastewater, last week announced it has been awarded multiple orders at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Howard County, Md., for its Flygt, Leopold, WEDECO and Sanitaire product lines.
As part of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative, Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant will upgrade its facility with the latest technology for Enhanced Nutrient Removal including an extensive process to remove nitrogen from water. ITT’s Water and Wastewater business will deliver a full suite of treatment equipment across the aeration, filtration and disinfection stages of wastewater reclamation, which can lower nitrogen levels to below 3 milligrams per liter.
High levels of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous can damage estuaries and the surrounding ecosystems by causing excessive algae growth, leading to the subsequent depletion of dissolved oxygen and eventual fish kill.
“Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant has always relied on the Sanitaire diffusers and Flygt mixers and propeller pumps as the heart of the nutrient removal system to meet its permit,” said Bob Fairweather, vice president at Sherwood-Logan and Associates, ITT’s distributor. “Given the new permit standards, I felt confident in recommending ITT’s filters.”
In the aeration portion of the plant, ITT added more than 7,000 new Sanitaire ceramic disc diffusers, nine Flygt mixers, and a Flygt propeller pump. For the filtration segment, ITT provided seven deep-bed mono-media Leopold elimi-NITE filters as well as Leopold control panels and ancillary equipment. Finally, for the disinfection phase, ITT provided its WEDECO TAK 55 system, which utilizes more than 400 UV lamps to disinfect harmful bacteria before returning the water to the environment.
Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., ITT Corp. is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating in three markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control.