Case Studies

OptaCell™ Plus Configured for Calcite Contactor Provides Flexible Operation While Stabilizing Aggressive Water

Craven County is located in the Eastern part of North Carolina at the mouth of the Neuse River. Their new water treatment plant was to include a reverse osmosis/nanofiltration (RO/NF) membrane system; however, the small membrane pore size removes many beneficial minerals, often resulting in a corrosive water. To stabilize the water before sending to distribution, Kurita America furnished a calcite contactor [...]

Kurita’s S.sensing® CS Technology Increases Lost Product Recovery by More Than 30% for Meat Processing Plant, Drives Incremental Revenue of $400,000 Annually

A large beef processing facility located in the upper Midwest, operated by a leading global meat producer, implemented Kurita America’s feed-forward, approach using S.sensing CS technology that significantly increased incremental revenue and production capacity. The client’s state-of-the-art, dissolved air flotation (DAF) system in their flagship beef processing plant could not consistently [...]

New System Increases Water Savings Following Natural Disaster in New Jersey

Long Beach Township is mostly located on a barrier island in Ocean County, New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy left much of the area underwater, significant reconstruction was necessary, which included a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The need for new construction also presented an opportunity to upgrade with better technology, increasing overall operational efficiency. The township first became acquainted [...]

City Benefits from Packaged Treatment System to Rejuvenate Aging Plant

The City of Savage, Minnesota had relied on legacy Tonka Water (now Kurita America) equipment at their No. 2 Water Treatment Plant since 1985. When it came time to replace the aging infrastructure, they wanted to keep aeration and gravity filtration, but also enhance the treatment process with detention. Kurita America’s Dualator ® III packaged treatment product was a good fit, which [...]

Bacteria and Corrosion Control in Reclaim Water: Kurita America Mitigates Risk While Reducing Costs by 35%

At ten cents for every 1000 gallons, the use of reclaim water provided significant water cost savings for a thriving and innovative 900+ bed hospital located in Western Florida. However, it also presented a host of challenges—one of which was microbiological growth. At the time, the hospital’s previous biocide solution consisted of a stabilized bromine program in conjunction with periodic chlorine [...]

Integrated Zero Liquid Discharge Solution Leads to Higher Ethanol Production & Annual Savings of $200,000

A biofuels facility in the Midwest United States implemented an integrated Zero Liquid Discharge (iZLD) solution developed by Kurita America that significantly reduced water intake for ethanol production, enabling the facility to expand production while meeting plant integrity and environmental compliance needs. This holistic approach took into consideration all aspects of the facility – chemistry, engineering, [...]

Custom Plant Controls Upgrade Optimizes Aging Ethanol Facility Performance

Multiple Midwestern ethanol facilities within the same organization were experiencing controls failure due to aging PLC and HMI equipment. Current plant control equipment was more than ten years old and had reached end of life. The outdated equipment caused plant shutdowns and a loss in production, which can cost up to $10,000 per hour. Kurita America recommended an integrated controls upgrade solution to prevent [...]

Kurita America’s Integrated Solution for the City of Wausau’s New Municipal Drinking Water Treatment Plant

The City of Wausau, Wisconsin was exploring options to address aging infrastructure concerns at their existing drinking water treatment plant. In 2017, they hired a consulting engineer who contacted Kurita America for input on available treatment process and equipment options. The pending capital improvement project was an opportunity to upgrade with new technology, improving water quality and overall efficiency. The [...]

Feed Mill Facility Increases Efficiency and Reduces Chemical Usage with EnergyOUT

A Midwest Feed Mill was treating its incoming boiler feed water with amine chemical to combat high levels of alkalinity. While amine can be effective at addressing alkalinity, unfortunately, it is one of the most expensive chemicals used in boiler water treatment. If the facility chose not to treat the well water for alkalinity, it could result in failure of the steam piping and condensate return lines, a costly plant [...]

Saint John’s University Operations Meets New Water Discharge Permit Limitations

In compliance with their existing water discharge permit, Saint John’s University’s central plant discharged their boiler streams to an on-campus wastewater treatment plant with the cooling tower blowdown discharged to a nearby lake. However, when the plant underwent the renewal of their water discharge permit, they faced new, tighter discharge limits. The new permit limitations required significant [...]

Foresight Aids in a Successful Installation

Tonka Water, a Kurita brand , (Kurita America) recently completed a municipal water treatment installation in Shannon, Illinois, with the engineering firm  Fehr Graham , which has several locations in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Historically, the Village of Shannon had many challenges with its public water supply. A Kurita America filtration system with HMO technology was selected for radium removal, in [...]

PhosZero Technology Provides Advanced Corrosion Protection

Phosphorus has long been recognized as the controlling factor in plant and algae growth for many lakes and streams. A minor increase in phosphorous can fuel substantial increases in both aquatic plant and algae growth which can have severe impacts on a community. Phosphorous can originate from municipal and industrial facilities that discharge water as well as runoff from agricultural areas that makes its way into [...]