Greentech Lead America: PAX Water Technologies, a
provider of water quality tools for storage tanks, in association with Utility
Service Company, a tank asset management company, will launch the
Trihalomethane Removal System (TRS).
PAX Water Technologies said TRS is a custom-designed
aeration system for storage tanks that removes trihalomethanes from drinking
water to help utilities comply with the EPA’s Stage 2
Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule.
PAX Water Technologies will showcase the product at the
AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE 12) in Dallas, Texas.
“The Stage 2 D/DBP Rule is already on our doorstep, and
municipalities across the United States are looking beyond costly treatment
plant upgrades to achieve compliance,” said Peter S. Fiske, CEO of PAX Water
“With TRS, utilities can target trihalomethane removal
where it is most needed: inside their storage tanks. The key is to
custom-design the aeration system for each tank’s unique operating conditions –
delivering the right level of trihaomethane reduction with the lowest possible
energy footprint,” Fiske added.
PAX Water Technologies claims that its biomimetic mixing
technology efficiently circulates the water held in storage tanks to eliminate
thermal stratification and reduce high water age, disinfection byproducts and
By leveraging design and modeling software, PAX Water
compares the relative performance of different aeration technologies and create
designs that achieve predictable levels of trihalomethane reduction while
ensuring maximum energy efficiency.
This approach enables PAX Water to accurately predict the
effectiveness and operating cost of an aeration system before it is built so
that utilities can select the most cost-effective TRS for each storage tank.