The Hydraulic Institute (New Jersey) has recently published a guide on wastewater treatment plant pumps entitled, ‘Wastewater Treatment Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Selection, Application, and Operation.’ The guide assists pump users in the understanding of the general layout, components and operation of a typical wastewater treatment plant.

The book also provides readers with the guidance necessary to select pump types, pump materials and auxiliary components so the pumping system performs effectively, efficiently and reliably in the various plant operations.

Topics in this guidebook include, but are not limited to:

  • Processes, applications, and pump selection in an aerobic wastewater treatment plant with a treatment capacity of 10 to 100 million gallons per day
  • Styles of pumps used in easy-to-understand plant diagrams and summary tables
  • Thorough emphasis on improved overall reliability by highlighting proper pump selection for each application including information about the materials of construction
  • Appendices that deal with proper motor and mechanical seal selection to improve overall system reliability

‘Wastewater Treatment Plant Pumps’ is an informative and valuable guide for engineers, designers, trainers, maintenance staff and plant operators.

“This guide provides plant personnel, application engineers, engineering consulting firms and specifying engineers a one stop resource to understand the correct application for each wastewater treatment process, resulting in improved system reliability,” said HI Technical Director, Peter Gaydon.

The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information.

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