Blowing Away the Competition

Apg-neuros Brings Cutting-edge teChnology And effiCienCies to the north AmeriCAn mArket For decades, technological advancement in the management of wastewater treatment fac ilities has been minimal, despite the fact that aging infrastructure is pushing municipalities forward in revitalization projects. So when Montreal, Quebec-based APG-Neuros– a joint venture between the Aviation and Power Group and Neuros […]

The Birth of the Air Bearing – APG-Neuros’ Gary Cederstrom

APG-Neuros is a pioneer in the use of air bearings in turbo blowers. Plattsburgh once rumbled with the sound of jet engines and the occasional sonic boom of fighter planes shattering the sound barrier. Today, the city is host to another type of turbine, one that traces its engineering roots to fighter jets and commercial […]

Emerging Technologies

Turbo Blowers Offer Energy and Cost Savings WhenAPG-Neuros came out with its revolutionary air-bearing technology in 2005, it was received with hesitation and skepticism in the wastewater market. Today, APG-Neuros’ air-bearing turbo blowers are installed in +43Iocations in NorthAmerica, and 120 units are on order. The product has optimized aeration and increased energy efficiency in […]

Breath of Air

Operators at the Grace Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Longview, Texas, expect significant savings from an energy efficiency project that includes replacement of two of five older aeration blowers with high-speed, high-efficiency units. The project is part of a $1,045,625 project that also includes a cogeneration power plant with a 65 kW microturbine that operates […]

25 Percent Savings, Just Getting Started

APG-Neuros makes the turbo blower selected for the project. “They are state-of-the-art technology,” says Smith. “We feel they are going to be a very popular blower. To my knowledge, ours are the first in New York.” The manufacturer says there are 368 units operating in the U.S. and more than 1,100 installed around the world. […]

Treatment Plants pride tilemselves on handung

Glendale Heights was also one of the first plants to install new turbo blowers (APG-Neuros) supplied by distributor Drydon Equipment, placing them in both the aeration tanks and the aerobic digester basin. “We had lots of trouble with our old positive displacement blowers,” says Fonte. “They were con stantly breaking dO”‘~l and used a lot […]

Built for Sustainability

ENERGY-EFFICIENT DESIGN Besides high treatment efficiency, the plant is designed for excellent energy performance. High-efficiency turbo blowers with air bearings supply air for the aeration system. “We originally specified a very sophisticated single- stage blower,” says Kohler. “During design, APG-Neuros provided one of their turbo blowers for testing at another of our plants. We documented […]

The Evolution of Blowers

How aeronautic Technology changed the way we aerate and who is behind it all. When APG-Neuros, Inc. came out with their revolutionary air-bearing technology just a few years ago in 2005, it was received with hestation and skepticism on the wastewater market. Today, APG-Neuros’ air-bearing turbo blwers are installed in 220 locations in North America […]