Embracing variety Cincinnati’s experience with maximizing aeration system energy efficiency at three facilities

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) is upgrading the secondary aeration systems of its three largest water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). MSDGC serves a population of 800,000 and operates seven WRRFs with a combined daily average ow of 700,000 m3/d (184 mgd). Aeration systems typically account for 40% to 60% of the total […]

Indiana Water Environmental Association

When APG-Neuros came out with their revolutionary air-bearing technology just a few years ago in 2005, it was received with hesitation and skepticism on the wastewater market. Today, APG-Neuros’ air-bearing turbo blowers are installed in 443 locations in North America and 120 units are currently on order. The product has optimized and made aeration more […]


UPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill site is located in Leadpoint, Stevens County, Washington (Site). Site operations conducted between 1910 and the early 1980s included the mining and milling of zinc ore, and the milling of barite ore. Waste-rock and mill tailings produced by these operations were disposed at the Site in areas around […]

From Planes to WWTPs Wastewater technology finds inspiration in surprising places

O ften, a technology’s initial application is only the begin- ning of its usefulness. After a technology is proven in one industry, another may adapt it to suit its needs. As wastewater treatment profession- als look to improve efficiencies, some are turning to technologies that origi- nated far afield from wastewater treat- ment — in […]

APG-NEUROS Market leaders in air turbo blowers and compressors

Everyone loves a great story about an underdog; someone who perseveres and succeeds in the face of adversity. Such is the case for Omar Hammoud, a man who founded his Blainville, Quebec company APG-Neuros from humble beginnings as a one-man operation just over a decade ago. Now with $42 million in sales, a healthy EBITDA […]

Educating the Market is what it takes

Headquartered in Boisbriand, just outside Montreal, APG-Neuros, Inc. is the driving force behind a new generation of high-speed turbo blowers for the wastewater treatment industry. It has taken the company three years to educate the market about this new development, but it is now beginning to harvest the fruits of its labour. APG-Neuros is a […]

Blowing Away the Competition – Turbo blowers

Turbo blowers can cut energy costs by more than 35% The authors thank Omar Hammoud of APG–Neuros Inc. (Boisbriand, Québec) for providing a demonstration turbo blower; Dave Hartwig, Teresa Sullivan, and Lisa Prieto of Carter & VerPlanck (Tampa, Fla.) for providing coordination and technical support during the study; and Wayne Kimball, Meredith Franks, Paul Pinault, […]