Sewage & water treatment

Water must go through a number of steps: heating, depriving it of oxygen, chemically treating it, and so on, before it can be recycled cleanly. Air management plays an important and intricate role in the treatment of sewage and wastewater.

Up to 70% of the energy consumption in a sewage or wastewater treatment plant is used by air blowers. Efficiency and reliability are therefore paramount to managing the cost of ownership.

Sewage and wastewater treatment

In sewage treatment, bacteria feed on organic waste breaking it down into carbon dioxide, nitrogen gas and water. A clean oil-free and continuous air supply is needed to keep bacteria alive during the treatment process. Large amounts of air is therefore blown onto the aeration tanks via air blowers.

Atlas Copco air blowers are ISO 8573-1 (2010) Class 0 certified ensuring the highest quality uncontaminated air. Their oil-free screw technology with variable speed drive (VSD) lowers energy consumption by 30% on average compared to other technologies. Add to this durability, low noise and low maintenance costs and its easy to see why Atlas Copco technology is being implemented by water authorities across the UK.


Durable, low-maintenance, and high-performance solutions

Discuss the options and benefits of Atlas Copco sewage and water treatment solutions with our team