Optimised WwTW design
Wastewater treatment plant modelling software is now widely used to simulate more effective operations (see WRc's STOAT). However, current methods for initial implementation or design of WwTW (such as manual or spreadsheet calculation) are neither cost- nor time-effective, and lack efficient planning of effluent water quality, cost, land area, and available hydraulic grade.
In collaboration with major US company CDM, WRc provides the tool to evaluate the construction, expansion, and modification of wastewater treatment facilities both rapidly and economically. The user inputs criteria and parameters relating to water quality and facility features, and Plan-It STOAT will quickly evaluate preliminary treatment plant designs, including sizing the unit processes; evaluating performance, major design constraints, the footprint for the facilities, and preparing a preliminary hydraulic profile through the treatment process.