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USU Student Chapter Field Trip JBS Beef Processing Plant Waste-Water Treatment Plant

Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karl Christensen, Student Chapter Vice President
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During the USU spring semester, the AWWA Student Chapter was invited to visit the JBS wastewater treatment plant in Cache Valley, Utah. This system was recently improved to meet new ammonia limits, total phosphorous limits, and total nitrogen limits. The roughly $6,000,000 upgrade primarily consisted of a new clarifier, new aeration basins, new anoxic basins (used to remove nitrates), phosphorous removal, and solids handling improvements. The plant is also capable of generating methane that is sent back to the plant to run equipment. This renewable energy is so effective that the fuel saves JBS thousands of dollars and the treatment plant has considered selling excess gas to other customers.
 For this school year the AWWA USU Student Chapter is participating in a lot of exciting activities. Students were able to attend the IMS Annual Conference in October. They are also holding elections in November at USU, a tour of the USU water research lab, and another active water treatement site visit (TBA).  Any who would like to be involved are welcome to contact awwausu@gmail.com.
 

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