BC:Ntensify™, promising process intensification technologies, increases capacity, reduces energy and chemical use, and helps meet stringent nutrient limits.

BC:Ntensify™, promising process intensification technologies, increases capacity, reduces energy and chemical use, and helps meet stringent nutrient limits.

Process Intensification with BC:Ntensify™

Fewer resources. Better results.

The water industry is working to improve water quality, increase capacity, and meet stringent nutrient limits, while balancing the significant capital investment of ongoing operational costs and other competing demands like aging infrastructure and climate change. Utilities that are adopting innovative process intensification technologies are optimizing their wastewater treatment plant to do more with less. BC:Ntensify™ is a suite of process intensification technologies that are helping facilities to sustainably meet existing and future nutrient regulations, save costs, and reduce their environmental impact.

Jose Jimenez, PhD, PE, BCEE

Jose Jimenez, PhD, PE, BCEE

Vice President

Orlando, FL

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Pusker Regmi, PhD, PE

Pusker Regmi, PhD, PE

Principal Engineer

Beltsville, MD

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Process Intensification with BC:Ntensify™

Fewer resources. Better results.

The water industry is working to improve water quality, increase capacity, and meet stringent nutrient limits, while balancing the significant capital investment of ongoing operational costs and other competing demands like aging infrastructure and climate change. Utilities that are adopting innovative process intensification technologies are optimizing their wastewater treatment plant to do more with less. BC:Ntensify™ is a suite of process intensification technologies that are helping facilities to sustainably meet existing and future nutrient regulations, save costs, and reduce their environmental impact.

Jose Jimenez, PhD, PE, BCEE

Jose Jimenez, PhD, PE, BCEE

Vice President

Orlando, FL

Connect

Pusker Regmi, PhD, PE

Pusker Regmi, PhD, PE

Principal Engineer

Beltsville, MD

Connect

BC:Ntensify is an affordable and highly scalable suite of proven process intensification solutions that can often be deployed within existing infrastructure to increase capacity, improve effluent quality, provide chemical and energy savings, and support resource recovery.

BC:Ntensify is an affordable and highly scalable suite of proven process intensification solutions that can often be deployed within existing infrastructure to increase capacity, improve effluent quality, provide chemical and energy savings, and support resource recovery.

BC:Ntensify is a process intensification technology that results in:

1. Increased Capacity: BC:Ntensify is a process intensification technology that results in improved process capacity by intensifying the biological process, reducing the footprint of a treatment plant, and pushing more flow and load through the facility without exceeding plant capacity limitations.

2. Improved Effluent Quality: When we intensify the biological process, we can maximize capacity and improve the effluent requirements.

3. Chemical Savings: When improving effluent requirements, we do it with very little dependency on chemicals. Process intensification requires the least chemicals possible, although some stringent nutrient requirements we may require some chemicals, but less dependency is crucial.

4. Energy Savings: One of the highest ticket items when it comes to operations and maintenance to run a WWTP is energy costs. BC:Ntensify designs biological and treatment processes to minimize the energy used, to be energy neutral, or energy positive in the future.

5. Resource Recovery: Not all facilities are set up for resource recovery, but we strive to recover resources when we’re able and as needed.

BC:Ntensify is a process intensification technology that results in:

1. Increased Capacity: BC:Ntensify is a process intensification technology that results in improved process capacity by intensifying the biological process, reducing the footprint of a treatment plant, and pushing more flow and load through the facility without exceeding plant capacity limitations.

2. Improved Effluent Quality: When we intensify the biological process, we can maximize capacity and improve the effluent requirements.

3. Chemical Savings: When improving effluent requirements, we do it with very little dependency on chemicals. Process intensification requires the least chemicals possible, although some stringent nutrient requirements we may require some chemicals, but less dependency is crucial.

4. Energy Savings: One of the highest ticket items when it comes to operations and maintenance to run a WWTP is energy costs. BC:Ntensify designs biological and treatment processes to minimize the energy used, to be energy neutral, or energy positive in the future.

5. Resource Recovery: Not all facilities are set up for resource recovery, but we strive to recover resources when we’re able and as needed.

Process Intensification with BC:Ntensify: Aeration Control with Hydrocyclones

BC:Ntensify combines process intensification technologies like advanced aeration coupled with hydrocyclones. Hydrocyclone-based wasting yields short- and long-term benefits for treatment performance and operational improvements. The ease of installation, operation, and maintenance compared to alternative technologies makes hydrocyclones especially attractive to wastewater treatment facilities. Aeration is the most energy-intensive operation in wastewater treatment—and accounts for an estimated 45-75% of plant energy costs. With BC:Ntensify’s advanced aeration controls, facilities can precisely allocate treatment chemicals, intensify biochemical reactions, shorten treatment duration, and reduce facility energy and disposal costs.

 

Implementation

Leveraging BC:Ntensify can help utilities to improve biological nutrient removal and prepare for more stringent nutrient regulations, while using fewer resources and at a lower operating cost than traditional approaches. Our work with a medium-sized (15-20 mgd) facility in Pueblo, Colorado that implemented BC:Ntensify achieved a 50% increase in capacity, a $150K/year in energy savings, $300k/year in chemical savings, and also helped to gain credits to extend their compliance schedule for low-level nutrient limits.

 

Pueblo, Colorado

Purpose: to improve nitrogen and phosphorus removal while minimizing the use of supplemental carbon and aeration energy.

Implementation

Leveraging BC:Ntensify can help utilities to improve biological nutrient removal and prepare for more stringent nutrient regulations, while using fewer resources and at a lower operating cost than traditional approaches. Our work with a medium-sized (15-20 mgd) facility in Pueblo, Colorado that implemented BC:Ntensify achieved a 50% increase in capacity, a $150K/year in energy savings, $300k/year in chemical savings, and also helped to gain credits to extend their compliance schedule for low-level nutrient limits.

 

Pueblo, Colorado

Purpose: to improve nitrogen and phosphorus removal while minimizing the use of supplemental carbon and aeration energy.

Do you need help planning to meet future nutrient limit regulations within a constrained budget and facility footprint?

Are you concerned about the long-term operation and maintenance of implementing new biological nutrient removal technologies?

By leveraging innovative solutions like BC:Ntensify, Brown and Caldwell is helping clients treat more water, get the most out of their existing facility footprints, and meet future nutrient limits, and do more with less.

Pusker Regmi, PhD, PE

Pusker Regmi, PhD, PE

Principal Engineer

Beltsville, MD

Connect

Jose Jimenez, PhD, PE, BCEE

Jose Jimenez, PhD, PE, BCEE

Vice President

Orlando, FL

Connect

Awards

  • 2020

    Water Environment Federation, Project Excellence Award, James R. DiIorio Water Reclamation Facility Ntensify™ Nutrient Removal