Gas Chlorination Safety News, September 2016
Gas Chlorination Safety News™
Vol. 1, No. 1 Reported independently by Catalytic Objective Synthesis™* September, 2016
Special Gas Chlorination System Replaces Tablet System at WWTP, Providing Enhanced Safety Needed for Gas Option, While Cutting Chemical Costs
Disinfection System Replaces a Key Part of Major Plant Reliability and Effiency Upgrade
The district manager for the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (AZ) reports that a special gas chlorination system, featuring unique components and controls, and manufacturer-supplied service, has effectively replaced a chlorine tablet system. The disinfection system replacement was a key part of a major reliability and efficiency upgrade for their 2 MGD activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).
The upgrade has featured significantly enhanced safety for the use of chlorine gas for disinfection, while providing dramatically reduced chemical and energy costs. In particular, special automatic valve shutoff actuators shut down the gas system upon leak detection, a key feature that allowed for re-evaluation of chlorine gas as the most cost-effective method for disinfection, despite the added cost of the actuators.