Another positive outcome is the improvement in UVT average across the Oxelia process – from 71 to 86 percent – which also signifi- cantly enhanced the performance of the UV AOP system and reduced the overall operating costs of the UV reactor. Based on the results of the pure- ALTA pilot project, the city could build on this success and develop a full-scale system with the po- tential to create about 5 percent of Altamonte Springs’ daily water demands, reducing stress on the aquifer. “We may be a smaller city, but our philosophy has always been to think outside the box when it comes to meeting the needs of our residents and to conserve our natural resources,” said Frank Martz, Altamonte Springs City Manager. pureALTA continues to benefit the community Altamonte Springs frequently conducts educational tours at the pureALTA facility, hosting groups ranging from middle and high school students to water utility personnel from around the country.
Main Menu for the Oxelia integrated O3/BAF solution that has several pre-loaded control strategies the Owner can select.
The city has also developed the Altamonte Springs Science Incubator (AS2 I) program which it offers as a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) learning experience for Seminole County students. The program includes field trips to Lake Lotus Park, the Regional Water Reclamation Facility and its certified environmental laboratory, and the pureALTA project site with discussions of treatment processes, safety, drought and the importance of diverse water supplies. A toast to Altamonte Springs Altamonte Springs and the pureALTA project won two prestigious awards. The 2018 International Water Association Project Innovation Awards recognized the city as the only U.S. project with a top award in the Market-Changing Water Technology and Infrastructure category for its forward-thinking applications and solutions to advance clean and safe water goals. pureALTA also received the 2017Water Reuse Innovative Project of the Year at the 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium. The award recognizes new and innovative solutions for expanding the use of recycled water and the creation of future models that advocate the implementation of water reclamation nationwide. “We are extremely proud of the hard work and committed efforts from our city staff and partners, and are honored to accept these prestigious awards,” added Martz. Placard at the pureALTA project commemorating their 2017 WateReuse Innovative Project of the Year award.
csengineermag.com march 2020
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