Wastewater treatment plants are under a great deal of pressure to save operating expenses and lower greenhouse emissions. Ekster and Associates process optimization and automation solutions help plants reduce operating expenses and comply with emissions regulations.

Ekster and Associates’ software products improve reliability, save energy, and reduce carbon footprint

    • Guarantee peak performance of the wastewater treatment processes.
    • Have been proven to save up to 25% of energy and up to 50% of chemicals.
    • Simplify operation of primary and biological treatments and thickening of wasted sludge.
    • Solve poor sludge settleability, foaming, and other problems.
    • Allow reallocation of workload to mission critical tasks
    • Provide advanced automation with proven reliability record.

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Ekster and Associates Consulting Services Uncover Opportunities for Improvements and Savings

We have proven time and again that simple, inexpensive changes in operating procedures and process control can provide the same benefits as larger capital expenditures.

  • Optimization of start/stop schedule and speeds of the VFD motors at just one pump station saved more than $50,000 in energy bills (30% reduction) and considerably reduced carbon footprint of that facility.
  • Our energy audit at one plant identified energy savings opportunities worth more than a million dollars a year with a payback period of one month - the equivalent of reducing CO2 emissions by more than a thousand tons a year.
  • A change in operating procedures saved another, smaller plant half a million dollars a year in fines paid for frequent NPDES violations.

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Ekster and Associates software has 1-5 years payback period, with shorter payback period for wastewater treatment plants larger than 10 MGD. Contact us to calculate the payback period for your plant.

Ekster and Associates consulting is often provided free of charge to wastewater treatment plants due to subsidizes and/or fully conditional contracts. Contact us to learn more about these opportunities.
 
 

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