Decentralized Treatment: System Features Fixed Film Media Filters, Drip Irrigation Disposal – WaterWorld

Decentralized Treatment: System Features Fixed Film Media Filters, Drip Irrigation Disposal – WaterWorld.

The project involved installation of proprietary AeroCell System from Quanics Inc. for treatment and a Geoflow Drip Irrigation system for effluent disposal.
The project involved installation of proprietary AeroCell System from Quanics Inc. for treatment and a Geoflow Drip Irrigation system for effluent disposal.

By Brian Borders

The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has forever impacted the Gulf Coast. The devastation and subsequent rebuilding has led to a shift in ideology from just simply “building back” to “building better” to reduce the impact of a similar storm in the future.

The Jackson County Utility Authority, hard hit by the storm, recently began development of decentralized wastewater infrastructure in Big Point and Wade, Miss. Neel-Schaffer Engineering of Jackson, Miss., was selected as the design engineer for the projects. The firm selected a fixed film media filter as the technology of choice to provide advanced wastewater treatment, followed by drip irrigation to disperse the highly-treated wastewater back into the environment.

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