Nearly every municipality in the country is currently having to take a long, hard look at the budget in order to ensure the needs of the community are met with shrinking dollars. From healthcare to community projects, paving and parks, everything is up for examination. Komax is ready to help with a series of energy saving ideas.
While there are many ways a municipality can incur costs, few things are more important than treating sewage, wastewater and protecting the population’s clean drinking water. Treating and pumping wastewater, while an incredibly vital service to the community, is one of the top energy consumers in every U.S. city. In fact, some reports cite that as much as 56% of a municipality’s energy usage is dispersed on water and wastewater treatment facilities! During stressful economic times, any way to help control energy costs is always a welcome conversation.
Frankly, the process of treating wastewater hasn’t changed much in decades. Working with sludge by using anaerobic digestion has been the basic model for over 100 years. Why? It works! It can convert over 60% of the organic solids to gases, leaving behind a residual matter that is odorless, nearly pathogen-free and fully stable. So the process itself isn’t likely to change. What can make the difference, though, is the proper equipment.
For example, Komax’s Klean-Wall Heat Exchanger offers over a 300% increase over other slurry heaters or shell and tube exchangers. It’s innovative design means there is a shorter retention time as well as the jaw dropping fact that it can pass debris of up to 50% of the pipe without clogging. This means it exhibits a low fouling tendency, which reduces maintenance costs. It produces a high thermal efficiency meaning serious cash savings, and its compact design doesn’t eat up floor space.
Find out how Komax can help your municipality save serious money while keeping the community safe.