For years, the Ontario government faced the challenge of scaling wastewater treatment in Ontario and facilitating a more pervasive system in converting waste to usable biosolids. Presently, most water treatment facilities are few and far between because of the cost of building and operating a facility can be very expensive.
A company in Ontario is planning on revolutionizing wastewater treatment in Ontario. Lystek International, a Cambridge, Ontario based enterprise that specializes in thermal hydrolysis solutions for biosolids and organics, have developed the first commercially available, low temperature, low pressure mobile Thermal Hydrolysis Processing unit (Lystek Mobile THP®).
This product was conceived to address the growing demand coming from smaller scale treatment plant operators for sustainable and cost-effective biosolids management solutions. According to Lystek, this unit is a first in the biosolids and organics management sector and is part of its support for a broader movement toward resource recovery.
“The new, Lystek Mobile THP unit is part of our plan to continue innovating and providing the market with a range of practical solutions for biosolids and organics management,” commented Rick Mosher, Chief Technology Officer for Lystek.
“It extends the opportunity to a wider range of wastewater treatment facilities to participate in the many benefits of Thermal Hydrolysis with a compact package based on our proven, award-winning technology,” Mosher adds.
Of all the THPs Lystek has produced, this is by far the smallest commercially built system they have ever made. It also uses a modular design to make it versatile and is backed by years of Lystek’s in-plant Thermal Hydrolysis experience. The compact size ensures that it can produce cost-effective solutions for many small-scale operators for rapid deployment. It is housed in two vertically stacked 50’ containers and requires minimal, external utilities.
The Mobile THP can provide biosolids generators the option to have a federally recognized, Class A quality biofertiliser product or to reduce management costs and increased biogas production for subsequent conversion to “green” energy. This can all be done through the small changes in the digester infrastructure to produce the output desired. This can also be used to produce a cost-effective carbon alternative for use in Biological Nutrient Removal systems.
The Mobile THP would be installed as a permanent unit for small scale treatment facilities and can be adjusted to meet the specific operating parameters and capacities of the plant. It can also be acquired though leasing programmes for short periods for facilities looking for a temporary solution that could address their processing needs as they are constructing longer term systems.
“Capital remains a primary constraint for many small to medium sized treatment plants who are also tasked with managing ageing infrastructure and the risk of evolving regulations surrounding biosolids management, Lystek Mobile THP offers a practical solution to respond to these changes in a cost effective manner, particularly when a full facility upgrade may be premature or not required,” concluded Mosher.
Thermal hydrolysis processing is a very important step in the production of biosolids and the introduction of the Mobile THP from Lystek can pave the way for more treatment facilities converting waste into viable biosolids products.
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