Advanced Aeration control reduces up to 32% of the aeration energy costs of WWTP in Portugal
24 May 2016
Suez Advanced Solutions UK supplied and installed an Advanced Aeration Control software system at five waste water treatment plants operated by Tratave, responsible for the Management and Operation of Integrated Pollution control of the Ave Valley (SIDVA) in Portugal.
The advanced aeration control, developed in conjunction with our partner company, SISLtech, is an innovative solution for energy efficiency and process optimisation in wastewater treatment plants. The control is based on real time direct measurements and can be adapted to any plant configuration providing flexible and adaptable solutions tailored to any biological treatment.
The installation was successfully completed in November 2015 and after 6 months of operation, the client has observed significant energy savings of an average of 32% in the aeration operation costs of the plants. The savings were achieved through controlling the whole aeration process (DO setpoint as well as air production using real time monitoring as well as incorporating advanced features such as energy tariffs optimisation). This effectively improves the operation of the biological steps of the process, ensuring compliance at the lowest energy cost.