Comprehensive treatability testing

Over the last 20 years, Brown and Caldwell’s treatability testing laboratory has provided clients with the latest tools and technologies to perform comprehensive treatability testing with the goal of optimizing solutions for wastewater, drinking, reclaimed, and industrial waters. Reliable laboratory results increase client confidence and facilitate informed decision-making with the potential to reduce the cost and risk of facility design, construction, and operation.

Whether providing technical evaluations to existing systems or developing new treatment processes, our experts will guide you through potential testing approaches to deliver practical and cost-effective results.

Comprehensive treatability testing

Over the last 20 years, Brown and Caldwell’s treatability testing laboratory has provided clients with the latest tools and technologies to perform comprehensive treatability testing with the goal of optimizing solutions for wastewater, drinking, reclaimed, and industrial waters. Reliable laboratory results increase client confidence and facilitate informed decision-making with the potential to reduce the cost and risk of facility design, construction, and operation.

Whether providing technical evaluations to existing systems or developing new treatment processes, our experts will guide you through potential testing approaches to deliver practical and cost-effective results.

A disciplined approach, grounded in science

Our laboratory specializes in bench- and small pilot-scale testing and confirms outcomes at higher flows using facilities on project sites. Our trained team of laboratory engineers and scientists collaborates with design teams to accurately gather and test data that reflects on-site treatment conditions to inform and confirm potential solutions that optimize treatment design, implementation, and process operations.

A disciplined approach, grounded in science

Our laboratory specializes in bench- and small pilot-scale testing and confirms outcomes at higher flows using facilities on project sites. Our trained team of laboratory engineers and scientists collaborates with design teams to accurately gather and test data that reflects on-site treatment conditions to inform and confirm potential solutions that optimize treatment design, implementation, and process operations.

Delivering quality treatability testing data

Utilizing more than 50 unique treatment and remediation processes and cutting-edge monitoring equipment, our treatability testing provides clients with reliable, unbiased data for quality solutions that deliver results. All laboratory projects embed rigorous quality management protocols and follow a simple three-step process to give clients the confidence to leverage the test’s results to implement game-changing solutions at pilot- or full-scale demonstration.

Delivering quality treatability testing data

Utilizing more than 50 unique treatment and remediation processes and cutting-edge monitoring equipment, our treatability testing provides clients with reliable, unbiased data for quality solutions that deliver results. All laboratory projects embed rigorous quality management protocols and follow a simple three-step process to give clients the confidence to leverage the test’s results to implement game-changing solutions at pilot- or full-scale demonstration.

Ntensify Enhanced Nutrient Removal

A series of treatability tests in BC’s laboratory confirmed the nutrient removal process intensification of combining advanced aeration controls with hydrocyclones. This combination enabled the City of Pueblo’s James R Dilorio Water Reclamation Facility to stretch their budget while still meeting low nutrient limits — doing more with less.

$32 million in capital cost savings

Ntensify Enhanced Nutrient Removal

A series of treatability tests in BC’s laboratory confirmed the nutrient removal process intensification of combining advanced aeration controls with hydrocyclones. This combination enabled the City of Pueblo’s James R Dilorio Water Reclamation Facility to stretch their budget while still meeting low nutrient limits — doing more with less.

$32 million in capital cost savings

Water Treatment Plant Granular Activated Carbon Testing

Laboratory rapid small-scale column tests determined empty bed contact time for design and estimating carbon bed life. This knowledge enabled the client to confidently reduce the contractor’s estimated bed size resulting in a significant cost savings.

$4.5 Million in construction cost savings

Water Treatment Plant Granular Activated Carbon Testing

Laboratory rapid small-scale column tests determined empty bed contact time for design and estimating carbon bed life. This knowledge enabled the client to confidently reduce the contractor’s estimated bed size resulting in a significant cost savings.

$4.5 Million in construction cost savings

Chemical Plant Startup Effluent Compliance

A two-week continuous flow activated sludge treatability test in BC’s laboratory defined the pre-startup acclimation for acrylonitrile (An) required with and without the addition of commercial bacteria. The study informed the kinetics development to define a required 40-day An addition program and ruled out the benefits of adding commercial bacteria.

$90,000 in commercial bacteria savings

Chemical Plant Startup Effluent Compliance

A two-week continuous flow activated sludge treatability test in BC’s laboratory defined the pre-startup acclimation for acrylonitrile (An) required with and without the addition of commercial bacteria. The study informed the kinetics development to define a required 40-day An addition program and ruled out the benefits of adding commercial bacteria.

$90,000 in commercial bacteria savings

“Every treatability project brings unique challenges and results, which ultimately contributes to solving a small piece of the water and wastewater treatment puzzle in the U.S.”

 

Ali Teymouri
Laboratory Research Manager

“Every treatability project brings unique challenges and results, which ultimately contributes to solving a small piece of the water and wastewater treatment puzzle in the U.S.”

Ali Teymouri
Laboratory Research Manager