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Process Design Report


Design# 153701
Option: Preliminary SBR Design (5 CPD)

Sequencing Batch Reactor

October 05, 2018

Designed By: Paula Dorn

6306 N. Alpine Rd Loves Park, IL 61111

(815) 654-2501 © 2018 Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc
Design Notes


- Elevated concentration of Hydrogen Sulfide can be detrimental to both civil and mechanical structures. If anaerobic conditions
exist in the collection system, steps should be taken to eliminate Hydrogen Sulfide prior to the treatment system.

- Neutralization is recommended/required ahead of the SBR if the pH is expected to fall outside of 6.5-8.5 for significant

- Coarse solids removal/reduction is recommended prior to the SBR.


- The maximum flow, as shown on the design, has been assumed as a hydraulic maximum and does not represent an additional
organic load.

- The decanter performance is based upon a free-air discharge following the valve and immediately adjacent to the basin.
Actual decanter performance depends upon the complete installation including specific liquid and piping elevations and any
associated field piping losses to the final point of discharge. Modification of the high water level, low water level, centerline of
discharge, and / or cycle structure may be required to achieve discharge of full batch volume based on actual site installation


- The aeration system has been designed to provide 1.25 lbs. O2/lb. BOD5 applied and 4.6 lbs. O2/lb. TKN applied at the design
average loading conditions.

- Depending on the actual yard piping from the blowers to the diffuser system and the heat losses associated with the yard
piping, additional provisions for cooling of the air (i.e. incorporating heat exchangers) and/or modification of in-basin piping
and/or diffuser sleeve material may be required. Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. may need to modify the following equipment
offering to ensure compatibility of all in-basin components with actual air temperatures.


- Elevation and temperatures have been assumed as displayed on the design.

- The anticipated effluent NH3-N requirement is predicated upon an influent waste temperature of 10° C or greater. While lower
temperatures may be acceptable for a short-term duration, nitrification below 10° C can be unpredictable, requiring special
operator attention.

- Sufficient alkalinity is required for nitrification, as approximately 7.1 mg alkalinity (as CaCO3) is required for every mg of NH3-N
nitrified. If the raw water alkalinity cannot support this consumption, while maintaining a residual concentration of 50 mg/l,
supplemental alkalinity shall be provided (by others).


- The basin dimensions reported on the design have been assumed based upon the required volumes and assumed basin
geometry. Actual basin geometry may be circular, square, rectangular or sloped with construction materials including concrete,
steel or earthen.

- Rectangular or sloped basin construction with length to width ratios greater than 1.5:1 may require alterations in the equipment

- The basins are not included and shall be provided by others.

- Influent is assumed to enter the reactor above the waterline, located appropriately to avoid proximity to the decanter, splashing
or direct discharge in the immediate vicinity of other equipment.

- If the influent is to be located submerged below the waterline, adequate hydraulic capacity shall be made in the headworks to
prevent backflow from one reactor to the other during transition of influent.

- A minimum freeboard of 2 ft is recommended for diffused aeration.

- Scope of supply includes freight, installation supervision and start-up services.

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- This design utilizes an orifice plate in the decanter in order to equalize the decant flow rate. Due to factory, installed, and
mechanical settings, the decant flow rates will be within +/- 10% of the average decant flow rate throughout the decant cycle.
Once this unit has been installed and is operational, the decant flow rate will essentially be constant for the duration of each
decant phase.

- Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. is familiar with various “Buy American” Acts (i.e. AIS, ARRA, Federal FAR 52.225, EXIM Bank,
USAid, PA Steel Products Act, etc.). As the project develops Aqua-Aerobic Systems can work with you to ensure full
compliance of our goods with various Buy American provisions if they are applicable/required for the project. When applicable,
please provide us with the specifics of the project’s “Buy American” provisions.

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AquaSBR - Sequencing Batch Reactor - Design Summary


Avg. Design Flow = 1.5 MGD = 5678 m3/day
Max Design Flow = 3 MGD = 11356 m3/day
Influent mg/l Required <= mg/l Anticipated <= mg/l
Bio/Chem Oxygen Demand: BOD5 350 BOD5 20 BOD5 20
Total Suspended Solids: TSS 300 TSS 20 TSS 20
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen: TKN 55 -- -- -- --
Ammonia Nitrogen: -- -- NH3-N 10 NH3-N 10
Phosphorus: Total P 8 Total P 4 Total P 4
Total Nitrogen: -- -- Total N 15 Total N 15

SITE CONDITIONS Maximum Minimum Design Elevation (MSL)

Ambient Air Temperatures: 91 F 32.8 C 71 F 21.7 C 91 F 32.8 C 100 ft
Influent Waste Temperatures: 86 F 30.0 C 68 F 20.0 C 86 F 30.0 C 30.5 m

SBR BASIN DESIGN VALUES Water Depth Basin Vol./Basin

No./Basin Geometry: = 2 Circular Basin(s) Min = 16.4 ft = (5.0 m) Min = 0.746 MG = (2,825.5 m³)
Freeboard: = 2.0 ft = (0.6 m) Avg = 19.7 ft = (6.0 m) Avg = 0.896 MG = (3,393.4 m³)
Diameter of Basin: = 88.0 ft = (26.8 m) Max = 23.0 ft = (7.0 m) Max = 1.046 MG = (3,961.2 m³)

Number of Cycles: = 5 per Day/Basin (advances cycles beyond MDF)

Cycle Duration: = 4.8 Hours/Cycle
Food/Mass (F/M) ratio: = 0.078 lbs. BOD5/lb. MLSS-Day
MLSS Concentration: = 4500 mg/l @ Min. Water Depth
Hydraulic Retention Time: = 1.195 Days @ Avg. Water Depth
Solids Retention Time: = 17.6 Days
Est. Net Sludge Yield: = 0.672 lbs. WAS/lb. BOD5
Est. Dry Solids Produced: = 2940.6 lbs. WAS/Day = (1333.8 kg/Day)
Est. Solids Flow Rate: = 200 GPM (35259 GAL/Day) = (133.5 m³/Day)

Decant Flow Rate @ MDF: = 5085.0 GPM (+/-10% from high to low water level) = (320.8 l/sec)
LWL to CenterLine Discharge: = 3.6 ft = (1.1 m)
Lbs. O2/lb. BOD5 = 1.25
Lbs. O2/lb. TKN = 4.60

Actual Oxygen Required: = 8638 lbs./Day = (3918.2 kg/Day)

Air Flowrate/Basin: = 1954 SCFM = (55.3 Sm3/min)

Max. Discharge Pressure: = 11.5 PSIG = (80 KPA)

Avg. Power Required: = 1913.8 KW-Hrs/Day

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Equipment Summary


Influent Valves

2 Influent Valve(s) will be provided as follows:

- 14 inch electrically operated plug valve(s).


2 AquaDDM Direct Drive Mixer(s) will be provided as follows:

- 30 HP Aqua-Aerobic Systems Endura Series Model FSS DDM Mixer(s).

Mixer Mooring

2 Mixer cable mooring system(s) consisting of:

- #6 AWG-four conductor electrical service cable(s).

- Aerial support tie(s).
- Electrical cable strain relief grip(s), 2 eye, wire mesh.
- 304 stainless steel cable.
- Maintenance mooring cable loop(s).
- Stainless steel mooring spring(s).


2 Decanter assembly(ies) consisting of:

- 10x9 decanter(s) with fiberglass float, 304 stainless steel weir, galvanized restrained mooring frame, and painted
steel power section with #14-10 conductor power cable.
- Decant pipe(s).
- 4" schedule 40 galvanized steel mooring post.
- Galvanized steel dewatering support post(s).
- 18 inch electrically operated butterfly valve(s).
2 Decanter Orifice Plate to restrict the decant flow rate to plus or minus 10%:

- 304 stainless steel orifice plate.

Transfer Pumps/Valves

2 Submersible pump assembly(ies) consisting of the following items:

- 2.7 HP Submersible Pump(s) with painted cast iron pump housing, discharge elbow, and multi-conductor electrical
- Manual plug valve(s).
- 3 inch diameter swing check valve.
- Galvanized steel slide rail assembly(ies).

Fixed Fine Bubble Diffusers

2 Fixed Fine Bubble Diffuser Assembly(ies) consisting of:

- 304 SS, 12 Ga. drop pipe(s).

- PVC, Sch 40 Manifold(s) with connection to drop pipe.
- PVC, Air distributor(s) with connection to the manifold and required PVC pipe joint connections.
- 304 Stainless steel piping supports with vertical supports, clamps, adjusting mechanism and anchor bolts.
- Fine bubble diffuser assemblies.
- 8" manual butterfly valve(s).

Positive Displacement Blowers

3 Positive Displacement Blower Package(s), with each package consisting of:

- ROOTS 616 Positive Displacement Blower Package with common base, V-belt drive, enclosed drive guard,
pressure gauge, pressure relief valve, and vibration pads.

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- Stainless steel anchors.
- 100 HP motor with slide base.
- Blower startup by the blower packager is included.
- Inlet filter and inlet silencer.
- Discharge silencer, check valve, manual butterfly isolation valve, and flexible discharge connector.

Air Valves

2 Air Control Valve(s) will be provided as follows:

- 10 inch electrically operated butterfly valve(s) with actuator.

Level Sensor Assemblies

2 Pressure Transducer Assembly(ies) each consisting of:

- Submersible pressure transducer(s).

- Mounting bracket weldment(s).
- Transducer mounting pipe weldment(s).
2 Level Sensor Assembly(ies) will be provided as follows:

- Float switch(es).
- Float switch mounting bracket(s).
- Stainless steel anchors.


2 Dissolved Oxygen Assembly(ies) consisting of:

- Thermo Fisher RDO dissolved oxygen probe with electric cable. Probe includes stainless steel stationary bracket
and retrievable pole probe mounting assembly. One (1) probe per basin.
- Thermo Fisher AV38 controller and display module(s).


Controls wo/Starters

1 Controls Package(s) will be provided as follows:

- NEMA 12 panel enclosure suitable for indoor installation and constructed of painted steel.
- Fuse(s) and fuse block(s).
- Compactlogix Processor.
- Operator interface(s).
- Remote Access Ethernet Modem.

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