Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Odor & Alkalinity Control

Evergreen Rural Water of Washington

DOUG KELLEY \ February 9, 2021

This talk discusses the concept of using the collection system as a means to extend the treatment of wastewater beyond that of the traditional treatment plant.

The discussion covers ideas to use simple chemical concepts to solve more than one problem with a single treatment.  Specifically, this presentation shares how the application of magnesium hydroxide into a force main can provide both odor and corrosion control in the collection system, while simultaneously providing sufficient influent alkalinity to maintain effective nitrification to meet a customer’s new permit limit.

Introducing Dr Doug Kelley, President of IER

Doug Kelley is a graduate of Iowa State University in 1990 with a Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry, worked with Nalco for 14 years in research and development, and has 30 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment technologies.

He is a co-inventor on numerous patents related to scale, corrosion, microbio, and pH control. As President of Inland Environmental Resources, Doug has spearheaded the development of proprietary, safe, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective chemical products based on Magnesium Hydroxide.

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Water Environment Federation, and Evergreen Rural Water. He resides with his wife, Theresa, in Wenatchee, WA.

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